Flight Manager Engineering Intern (Summer 2020)

Flight Manager Engineering Intern (Summer 2020)

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry – all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies– Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems – we’re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

Job Summary 

Rockwell Collins is currently seeking qualified candidates for student employees in our Military Avionics and Helicopters Flight Manager department located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Teams are comprised of cross-functional engineers working in an AGILE environment (approximately 6-10 people) focused on the design and development of software only products. Team culture is extremely collaborative and engaged; we value our customer, our products, and our people (that means you). If you want to have fun, do something meaningful, and work with an amazing group of people, this is for you. You will have the opportunity to develop real code used in real aircraft!

Products supported with this role include:

Avoidance Re-Router (ARR-7000) – a software only product used to mitigate hazards in flight, such as weather, in real time. One of Rockwell Collins newer products, ARR is currently being deployed on a variety of platforms and next generation pursuits. Here’s a link to more details:


Mission FMS (MFMS-1000) – another of our software only products used for navigation, flight plan management, and guidance;  it is deployable on a variety of applications with minimal effort. With recent contract awards, this product is transitioning to the field now and targeted for variety of applications. Here’s a link to more details specific to MFMS:


Fusion FMS – Our latest deployed GS FMS product, leveraging the latest in integrated avionics systems of our Pro Line Fusion product line; missionizing products originally developed for our Business and Regional Jet market, to support a number of military platforms around the globe. This military product is focused on providing a certified solution operating in civilian airspace. Here’s a link to more details specific to Pro Line Fusion:


Job Responsibilities

Student employees are expected to be able to adapt to change, learn independently, ask questions, collaborate with teammates to make the best decisions, and be self motivated to contribute in a work environment positively.

Other responsibilities and job requirements include

  • Time management skills – ability to work unsupervised, multi-task, and coordinate work
  • Self-Motivate – take personal ownership of tasks and responsibilities
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Effective communication (written, verbal, and interpersonal)



  • Actively pursuing a graduate degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline
  • Working knowledge of at least one of the following: C, C++, ADA, and Python
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance (Classified as a US Person)

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.

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Posted on

September 10, 2019