Principal Cyber Security Engineer (Onsite)

HIA33: Cedar Rapids, IA (Intertrade) 400 Collins Road NE MS 153-220, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52411-6636 USA


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HIA33: Cedar Rapids, IA (Intertrade) 400 Collins Road NE MS 153-220, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52411-6636 USA

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Do you want to be like one of those cyber hackers from the movies? Only ethical and not as cringe? As a Senior Embedded Product Security Engineer, you will be on a mission to ensure our products are the safest from any cyber threats and are certified to be airworthy. You will find holes in the armor through ethical abuse and exploitation of our products. Can you break it and make it better? 


And no, you don’t need to come from Cyber to work in Cyber. We can work with your engineering skills and transform them giving you your superpower of a niche and rare skillset. 


As a Principal Embedded Product Cybersecurity Engineer, you will lead the advancement of and adherence to our Secure System Development Life Cycle (SSDLC) for all products within the Avionics Strategic Business Unit.   


Our product portfolio spans a variety of avionics products, from Flight Management Solutions, Cabin Management Systems to next generation aircraft connectivity and communication solutions.  A successful candidate will be expected to have fluency in the latest security technologies and understand their application to embedded systems with the goal to enhance and maintain the security posture of our products. 


As our Principal Embedded Product Cybersecurity Engineer, you will be a key member of a shared services team of security engineers focused on improving the quality of our products by ensuring the security, integrity and robustness is maintained throughout the product life cycle. Cybersecurity work is never done, and this team strives to enhance our products every day! 


What YOU will do: 

  • YOU will develop threat models and data flow diagrams to identify untrusted inputs, and characterize security vulnerabilities for products.  

  • YOU will Be the security subject matter expert for programs and collaborate with software architects and development teams to mitigate security threats. 

  • YOU will ensure proper implementation of security measures during product development.

  • YOU will develop, deploy and automate security tools, as well as develop and execute fuzzing and penetration tests for identifying product security flaws.

  • YOU will guide the organizational adherence and adoption of the security processes and practices, including DO-326A/DO-356A, for development and integration of products.

  • YOU will mentor junior product security engineers and advise/assist other security engineers.

  • YOU will pursue and participate in industry recognized security certifications, industry committees, and working groups. 



What YOU will learn: 

  • You will learn how to be a credible cyber security engineer and gain niche skills enabling you to be unique in all you do. 

  • You will gain exposure to industry security certifications such as OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) for FREE. That’s a super attractive addition to your resume. 

  • You can take flight to becoming a subject matter expert and leader in product security with exposure to the variety of business and products in an ever-evolving field. We are growing, so can you. 


Education & Experience: 

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations and minimum 8 years prior relevant experience or an Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years of experience or in absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant experience.  


Qualifications you must have: 

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance. 

  • Experience in product security, secure system design or embedded software engineering. 

  • Experience with networking (OSI Layers, protocols, etc.). 


Skills we value: 

  • Analysis of system and application security architectures. 

  • Reviewing system and application vulnerabilities and providing mitigations. 

  • Hands-on experience with static analysis and collaborating with developers to resolve security issues. 

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

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

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

Collins Aerospace, an RTX 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.


This role is also eligible for the Re-Empower Program. The Re-Empower Program helps support talented and committed professionals as they rebuild their capabilities, enhance leadership skills, and continue their professional journey. Over the course of the 14-week program, experienced professionals will gain paid, on-the-job experience, have an opportunity to participate in sessions with leadership, develop personalized plans for success and receive coaching to guide their return-to-work experience. Upon completion of the program, based on performance and contributions participants will be eligible for a career at RTX.

Minimum Program Qualifications:

  • Be on a career break of one or more year at time of application
  • Have prior experience in functional area of interest
  • Have interest in returning in either a full-time or part-time position

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

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 ensure the role type (defined below) is appropriate for your needs before applying to 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.

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! 

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.

Employee Referral Eligible

The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 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 Wellness

Region: North America
Country: United States

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