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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 01302551 Date posted 03/28/2019 City Westford State Massachusetts Country United States

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HMA03: ISR Systems - Westford HO 7 Technology Park Drive, Westford, MA, 01886 USA

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, 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.

Do you have what it takes to push the boundaries of game-changing technologies, deliver results while working with a diverse team of talented individuals, and challenge yourself knowing that what we do matters to the Warfighter?  Are you Mission Ready?  This job is for you!

We at ISR & Space Systems are world leaders in high altitude electro-optical sensors, employed by the U.S. and foreign military in time critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations. Our passion for supporting the Warfighters and their mission demands excellence in everything we do, from the talent we recruit to the highly-engineered systems we deliver. We value people, integrity, ideas and performance.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to grow technically and broaden capabilities while proudly contributing to unique state of the art solutions that truly make a difference.

  • Generate/review focal plane array requirements
  • Generate/review focal plane array test plans and procedures
  • Oversee the debug, characterization and test of image sensor readout integrated circuits (ROICs) and focal plane arrays
  • Generate/review test plan reports
  • Act as technical point of contact (POC) for focal plane vendors
  • Act as technical point of contact (POC) for integrating sphere vendors to support focal plane array calibration
  • Support generation of technical and cost proposals


  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related technical degree, w/7+ years experience


  • Experience testing infrared and visible sensors, and their components - readout integrated circuits (ROIC), focal plane arrays (FPA), integrated Dewar/cooler assemblies (IDCA)
  • Experience in design, set-up and troubleshooting of test equipment for infrared and visible sensors and their components
  • Experience in writing test plans and procedures
  • Experience in performing data analysis
  • Experience in writing test reports
  • Experience with MS Office
  • U.S. Citizenship Required

List of preferred skills (grouped together)

  • Experience performing radiometric analyses
  • Experience developing test or analysis software (C++,) and or Matlab
  • Experience in writing test plans and procedures

List of competencies:

  • Effective verbal communication skills
  • Effective written communication skills
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to drive tasks to closure

United Technologies Corporation 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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