Sr. Principal Systems Engineer – XSBU Architect (Remote)


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United States of America


HMD99: Field Office – MD Remote Location, Remote City, MD, 21401 USA

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This position is for an experienced Systems Architect within the Connected Aviation Solutions (CAS) strategic business unit helping to drive and architect the highly visible Connected Ecosystem strategic initiative. This role will develop the overall system strategy and architecture, lead development of work methods, provide support and guidance to various technical teams, and approve common work practices that are developed jointly with other Strategic Business Units (SBUs) within Collins and across Raytheon Technologies. This role will develop technology modernization and systems integration roadmaps for smart product solutions developed in concert with CAS, other SBUs, and Raytheon Technologies to unlock data and value across the organization. 

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Work with other SBUs to understand needs, capture originating requirements and establish Most Important Requirements (MIRs) for smart product solutions that integrate into the CAS ecosystem. 
  • Develop technical solutions that meet or exceed the customer’s needs for the most demanding and complex projects. 
  • Create and lead technology investment roadmaps to support the future needs of smart products 
  • Make appropriate tradeoffs between cost, schedule, and scope while satisfying the needs of internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Decompose customer specifications and system level requirements into sub-system and piece part requirements. 
  • Guide complex engineering system development over the full product life cycle including concept, design, fabrication, modeling, test, installation, validation, operation, maintenance and disposal to ensure successful outcomes. 
  • Establish plans and strategy for requirements management and coordination of all teams involved in large projects. 
  • Ensure corporate life cycle management processes (e.g., Collins Management System) are adhered to and provide recommendations for streamlining processes. 
  • Develop and deliver global programs with international stakeholders within a matrixed functional organization. 
  • Recommend investments or changes in technology, resources, procedures, equipment, systems, or other assets to improve the quality of the organization’s projects. 
  • Perform technical planning, including cost estimations and schedule development with acknowledgement of risks and opportunities. 
  • Consider and evaluate alternative solutions through trade studies. 
  • Willingness to travel approximately 20%. 

Qualifications/Experience Needed:

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) unless prohibited by local laws/regulations 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
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship now or in the future. RTX will not offer sponsorship for this position
  • Minimum (5) years of aerospace/aviation domain experience. 
  • Experience with the following technologies and disciplines: cloud computing, data science, web-based applications, connectivity technologies. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advanced knowledge of related disciplines within work area and identify links and potential impact on projects, programs, or systems. 
  • Experience working across organizational boundaries to architect solutions. 
  • Experience integrating solutions across complex information technology boundaries.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity practices and software or system quality processes.

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.

Connected Aviation Solutions:

Our Connected Aviation Solutions team provides advanced information management systems, products and services that enable the connected ecosystem by bringing together Collins’ unique breadth of aviation, surface transportation and critical infrastructure products with our smart digital solutions to help us enhance every aspect of the end-to-end travel experience. We help airlines, airports, business aircraft and rail operators turn data into value to streamline operations, increase efficiency and reduce cost, enhance the passenger experience and contribute to sustainable flight. By combining the best networks, connectivity and data/analytics solutions, we’re solving big problems for our customers and the world, while enhancing the security and connectivity of systems both on and off the aircraft, to help operators and passengers stay more connected and informed and create a more sustainable, efficient, reliable and enjoyable travel experience. Aviation connects the world. Our Connected Aviation Solutions team connects aviation. Sustainably. Seamlessly. Securely.

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

Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles* will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed.

  • This position is remote; however, if hired for the position and if you live within a reasonable commute of a Collins site with other colleagues you interact with, you and the manager will discuss whether there is a degree of onsite presence associated with this role.

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!

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 112,000 USD – 236,000 USD; however, RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role 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.

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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