Sr Pr Cyber Engineer- Air Combat Training (Onsite)

HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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United States of America


HIA32: Cedar Rapids, IA 400 Collins Rd NE , Cedar Rapids, IA, 52498-0505 USA

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 Train Like You Fight, and Fight Like You Train” When a fighter pilot engages a real threat, the quality of their training can determine whether the mission succeeds or fails.  Our pilots need effective, realistic training to prepare for the threats they face today – and those they may have to face tomorrow.

The Air Combat Test & Training (ACTT) Engineering Department specializes in developing state-of-the-art products for cryptographic, datalink, networking, and command and control applications. Focused on U.S. military communication systems, navigation systems, and networks, we guide products from concept phase through accreditation to factory production. This includes design, analysis, test, and certification, integrating them into the Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) Training Environment. Positioned in the Mission Systems business unit, our role involves addressing challenges such as developing next-generation secure aircraft instrumentation for the next generation, LVC for test and training, and crafting product roadmaps and architectures.

The US Training Systems Engineering Team within ACTT is looking for a Principal Cyber Engineer to join our team as we provide technical excellence in a rapidly growing Air Combat Training market for system of systems requirements, design, verification, accreditation, and sustainment efforts. As a platform-level systems team, we have direct customer and end-user interaction and coordination across subsystem teams and stakeholders. Our team culture is highly collaborative and uses a tailored version of the Scaled Agile Framework to meet our program goals. This role is located onsite in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Eligible for Relocation.

What YOU will do:

  • You will advise Value Stream Leaders for inclusion of security technologies in strategic roadmaps supporting multiple programs.

  • You will collaborate across multiple agile teams as part of a customer facing systems team.

  • You will be responsible for development and integration support for advancement of Collins developed security technologies.

  • You will lead and coordinate technical proposals.

  • You will provide definition of program level scope and coordination of decomposition into program work packages and features.

  • You will provide mentoring within the department on best practices.

  • You will apply cost and schedule management methods to project activities and bids.

  • You will have opportunities to influence and enrich the department culture as we continuously look to improve.

  • You will work across multiple engineering teams and have opportunities to be a force multiplier in the department.

  • You will participate in the advancement of a product Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) system to address device certificate needs.

  • You will foster organizational adoption of Secure System Development Lifecycle (SSDLC).

  • You will participate in cybersecurity focused industry committees and working groups.

What YOU will Learn:

  • You will obtain invaluable experience working with government certification agencies, our customers, and our subject matter experts across multiple departments, learning exactly what it takes to deliver a security hardened solution.

  • You will gain experience on a complex system of systems scale program working with the program leadership teams across multiple programs.

  • You will gain exposure to multiple key technologies with opportunities to deepen your subject matter expertise in cyber engineering and related technical areas.

  • You will have opportunities to influence and enrich the department culture as we continuously look to improve.

Education & Experience:

  • Typically requires a University Degree and minimum 10 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience.

Qualifications you must have:

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future. RTX will not offer sponsorship for this position.

  • Security Clearance bullet

Skills We Value:

  • Experience collaborating with system architects to influence inclusion of new security technologies.

  • Promoting/guiding architectural solutions with a defense-in-depth design.

  • Analysis of system and application security architectures.

  • Reviewing system and application vulnerability assessments and providing mitigations.

  • Experience creating/reviewing project bids and pursuits.

  • Hands-on experience with SAST and collaborating with developers to resolve findings.

  • Analysis experience of SELinux Policies for proper process isolation/separation.

  • Experience or knowledge of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for device certificate management.

  • Experience with RTCA DO-326A / DO-356A.

  • Any industry recognized security certifications (Sec+, OSCP, CISSP) is desirable.

  • Product security background.

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio, and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

Diversity drives innovation: inclusion drives success. We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.


* Please consider the following role type definitions as you apply for this role.

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Regardless of your role type, collaboration and innovation are critical to our business and all employees will have access to digital tools so they can work with colleagues around the world – and access to Collins sites when their work requires in-person meetings.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option.

  • Tuition reimbursement program

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy pet insurance, home and auto insurance, additional life and accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal, ID theft protection.

  • Birth, adoption, parental leave benefits.

  • Ovia Health, fertility, and family planning

  • Adoption Assistance         

  • Autism Benefit

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 10 free counseling sessions.

  • Healthy You Incentives, wellness rewards program

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Bright Horizons, child, and elder care services

  • Teladoc Medical Experts, second opinion program

  •  And more! 

Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.


  • Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

  • Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year.

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.


Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Competitive pay Fertility benefits Flex hours Flex vacation Health care Insurance Medical leave Parental leave Relocation support Wellness

Region: North America
Country: United States

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