Principal Systems Engineer - Cyber Security (Onsite)

HTX36: Richardson, TX 3200 E Renner Rd , Richardson, TX, 75082-2402 USA

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United States of America


HTX36: Richardson, TX 3200 E Renner Rd , Richardson, TX, 75082-2402 USA

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Our nation's security depends on the sacrifice of the men and women who defend our country.  For them to do this effectively, they need the technology that keeps them a step ahead of their adversaries.  This means providing high-capability, reliable equipment to our service personnel, fielded as quickly as possible.  Our commitment is to do exactly that.

Join our highly visible team and perform technically challenging assignments, which will closely contribute to protecting our nation and our products.  We are seeking a Principal Systems Engineer - Cyber Security, to function as a key contributor for the Integrated Strategic Solutions Engineering team.

As a member of the Mission Platform Systems Security Engineering (SSE) team, we want you to develop solutions to secure the Warfighter’s technology advantage. Systems Security Engineering creates security solutions leveraging multiple disciplines like Anti-Tamper (AT), Software Assurance, Hardware Assurance, Cryptography, NSA Type 1 Certification and Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) to support Program Protection Implementation on various systems.

Position Location – Richardson, TX

What YOU will do:

  • YOU will lead a team of junior system security engineers. 

  • YOU will implement security improvements by assessing current situation; evaluating trends; developing security architecture and anticipating requirements.

  • YOU will support the development of cybersecurity requirements, design, and architecture artifacts, plans, and policies.

  • YOU will define security development and test efforts implementation of security controls of networking devices, databases, operating systems, and hardware and software components.

  • YOU will support the development of RMF documents and controls validation testing for Authority to Operate (ATO) accreditations.

  • YOU will conduct cybersecurity audits to ensure appropriate implementation and compliance of the security posture.

What you will learn:

  • You will learn how to be a more effective System Security engineer and gain niche skills enabling you to be unique in all you do.

  • You will gain valuable experience & an opportunity to lead including roles such as IPT lead.

  • You can take flight to becoming a subject matter expert and leader in cybersecurity within VLF technologies 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:

  • Active and transferable U.S. government issued DoD security clearance is required prior to start date, with the ability to obtain a Top-Secret DoD clearance. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

  • Experience with security features and/or vulnerability analysis of various operating systems as defined by Intelligence agencies.

  • Experience in Systems Engineering requirements, specifications, and Experience implementing DoD and Federal IA Certification and Accreditation Processes, IA controls and developing and maintaining associated documentation and experience with NIST Risk management Framework (RMF), as described in NIST Special Publication 800-37.

  • Experience working on U.S. Government contract proposals.

Skills we Value:

  • Experience with Python scripting and Linux Bash.

  • Previous experience working with Program Protection Plan (PPP) DoDI 5000.02 and DoDI 5200.39.

  • DoDI 8570.01-M IAT Level-II Compliant Certification (e.g., Security+, CISSP, or equivalent).

  • Experience with IT and/or network and system security administration, including operating system security configuration and account administration best practices for UNIX, MS Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and CISCO Systems.

  • Experience with usage of information security toolsets including anti-virus, Vulnerability Assessment, HIDS/ NIDS. host-based or endpoint security solutions, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), and Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) and centralized auditing resources.

  • Experience with security systems engineering involving various computer hardware and software S/W operating system and application solutions in both a stand-alone and in LAN/WAN configurations.

  • Experience with IA vulnerability testing and related network and system test resources, e.g., Retina, Nmap, Nessus, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP).

  • Familiar with Program Protection Plan (PPP) DoDI 5000.02 and DoDI 5200.39.

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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