Senior Principal Software Engineer - Project Engineer (Remote)

Collins Aerospace Remote
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January 23, 2023
Collins Aerospace
Hollywood, FL
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United States of America


RFL99: RTN Remote, Florida

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The Principal Project Engineer will serve as a technical lead for the Common Platform Software department. We are looking for a project leader with experience leading multidisciplinary teams of engineers. This position represents engineering as a point of contact, responsible for the project management of the technical development program within guidelines set by program management and the customer. The ideal candidate provides a program-wide focus for systems, subsystems, and product development. The candidate position requires a thorough understanding of the engineering development process through all phases of the developmental process in order to develop a platform system that meets customer expectations. This position is for strong candidates willing to think outside the box and challenge the status quo, to ensure that the team is able to overcome daily hurdles to achieve success.

Primary Responsibilities:

Interfacing with customers and the executing team (both internal and external) during definition and implementation of platform system installations.

Working with program and product managers to ensure customer expectations are translated into an executable project plan.

Leading and coordinating program level cost estimates during the bid cycle.

Coordinating all technical and project execution aspects of bid and proposal activities.

Managing program technical execution and maintaining performance metrics for management review and continuous improvement.

Effectively managing program-level scope and change management, working closely with other leads and program managers to ensure alignment.

Developing and managing the program-level schedule as well as the integrated intermediate level schedule. Ensuring critical path and key dependencies are effectively managed to ensure project success.

Reviewing detailed execution plans and schedules of the team/project engineers to ensure adequacy, completeness, and harmonization with the program level plan and integrated intermediate level schedule. Leading teams to ensure critical dependencies are managed by the team at the appropriate system, subsystem, product, and component level.

Leading and coordinating program-level risk management in conjunction with the program office.

Take all possible actions to avoid or minimize problem areas. Anticipates problems and if necessary, pro-actively revises project plans as permitted by policy and project requirements.

Conducting regular team meetings and team performance reviews, reporting overall program engineering performance to plan as appropriate.

Effectively interact with Engineering Management, Engineering Developers, Program Management, Business Development, and Finance

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of prior relevant experience OR

Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 7 years of experience OR

In absence of a degree, 14 years of relevant experience is required

Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 10 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with design, requirements capture, development, and integration of complex avionics software systems

Experience with avionics development processes such as ARP4754, ARP4761, DO-254 or DO-178

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.

Our Avionics team advances flight deck solutions, airborne communications, vision systems, sensors and fire protection for commercial and military customers around the world. That means we’re helping people reach their destination safely and keeping pilots, passengers, flight crews, airlines, airports and military personnel connected and informed. And we’re providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.

We make modern flight possible for millions of travelers and our military every second. Our major product lines are on-board virtually every aircraft flying. Be it keeping passengers safe with our emergency power generation systems or creating a positive in-flight experience through reliable cabin pressure controls and quieter engines, Power & Controls focuses on delivering a best-in-class experience to our customers. We hire the top people in the industry. Their ideas drive our performance, and their integrity keeps our customers happy. Join us as we take flight!

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.

Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader.

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.

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 112,000 USD - 236,000 USD; however, Raytheon Technologies considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

Raytheon Technologies 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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