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Businesses Collins Aerospace Job ID 17867 Date posted 12/23/2019 City Ottawa State Ontario Country Canada

Requisition ID: 17867 

Want to work with some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet?  Do you value relationships, commitment, innovation and integrity? Want to be a part of a company that has been named numerous times as America’s Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Collins Aerospace is the place for you. Join our team and build a rewarding career while helping to deliver the most trusted source of aviation and high-integrity solutions in the world.

We are currently searching for a Principal Engineer, Systems Engineering to join our team in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Aerospace Collins as the place to build a rewarding career, while helping create and deliver communications, integration, and engineering solutions that our global customers demand so that our world keeps moving and stays connected. It’s an exciting time to become a part of our team. Join us and discover how high your career can soar at Collins Aerospace.

Job Summary

Collins Aerospace in Ottawa is a world leader in wireless communications networking, with products such as high-data-rate HF/VHF/UHF modems and the Self Configuring Relay Network (SCRN) for ad-hoc wireless networks.  We are developing the next generation of HF radios that support significant throughput improvements and ad-hoc networking features, as well as developing Software Defined Radio networking waveforms for customers around the world.   We are in need of enthusiastic and creative people and are currently searching for a Principal Systems Engineer to join our team.  This role is one of an individual contributor, working under direction of technical leadership.

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and attributes, and contribute in the following areas:

  • Engineering Leadership Role interfacing with Program Management and Business Development
    • Ability to drive pursuits, preparation of technical proposals in response to RFI's and RFP's
    • Manage the planning, architecture, design and implementation of RF networking engineering projects
    • Provide technical direction in-line with business goals

  • ​​​​​​​Data Communications and networking design and implementation experience
    • ​​​​​​​Experience in the design and development of Military Communications systems is desirable
    • Must have an understanding of the architecture of military RF communications systems
    • Familiarity and understanding of networking principles and technologies is mandatory
    • Understanding of ad-hoc networking highly desirable
    • Familiarity with encryption and the relationships between cryptographic architectures, physical, link and networking layers is desirable
    • Ability to support and supervise software and FPGA development related to development of radio and networking technologies
    • Fading mitigation techniques such as space diversity, time-diversity, polarization diversity and frequency diversity desirable
    • Knowledge of Forward Error Correction coding is desirable
    • Familiarity with data-link-protocols, such as ARQ is desirable

  • Familiarity with Analysis, modeling and simulation
  • Experience in Training, mentoring, and supporting systems engineers
  • Ability to travel up to 50%
  • C/C++ programming experience is desirable 
Basic Qualifications

​​​​​​​Basic Qualifications

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, or other STEM degree
  • CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP - must either hold or be able to obtain Government of Canada security clearance up to the Secret level and access to controlled goods.

At Collins Aerospace, we believe a solid work-life balance creates a healthy lifestyle and inspires creativity and innovation. We value our people and invest in their development, growth and success at our company by providing development opportunities through Collins Aerospace University, networking, mentoring, and tuition reimbursement.

And that’s just for starters.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Company-paid winter holiday shutdown for most locations

  • We offer pension and savings plans, with company paid pension contributions and a company matching program on employee group RRSP contributions.

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

Interested yet? Apply now and embark on your next worthwhile adventure!

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status. Successful candidates must fulfill requirements for the Canadian Controlled Goods Program and be eligible for a Canadian Security Clearance to the Secret Level.

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