Systems Engineer, Mission Systems Autonomy SEPP Intern (Summer 2020)

Systems Engineer, Mission Systems Autonomy SEPP Intern (Summer 2020)


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.

Collins Aerospace is looking for engineers to join our Summer Engineering Projects Program (SEPP) for summer 2020.  Our SEPP interns work on high profile, high impact projects that immerse students in tackling real world problems that directly feed into our business’s strategy.  For 2020, this Mission Systems team will focus on a real unmanned aircraft demonstration that will combine several key capabilities across mission systems such as UAS flight management software and datalink networking technology.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop, refine, and implement a system software architecture to accomplish the required system requirements and capabilities
  • Work closely with system and software engineers to integrate software into a functional prototype within a modeling and simulation lab environment, transitioning to a real UAV. Assess and test system performance using evaluation criteria and technical performance measures.
  • Support flight test campaigns for unmanned, manned, or optionally piloted aircraft
  • Prepare and deliver clear and concise technical presentations to internal and external customers
  • Create and maintain systems documentation artifacts such as;  Architecture Diagrams, Interface Control Documents (ICD), SysML / UML Diagrams, Integration Test Plans
  • Assist with root cause investigations of issues discovered during system lab integration as well as during flight tests
  • Performs activities as required to accomplish project objectives as established in the areas such as software development, software / systems enhancements, software / systems integration
  • Execute system integration tasks as system capabilities mature while also assisting with executing flight test campaigns and completing verification activities

Must Have Requirements:

  • Pursuing an advanced degree in aerospace, software, computer science, electrical engineering, or related field
  • US Citizenship / Permanent Residence required
  • C/C++ object oriented programming
  • Practical experience with unmanned aircraft and/or robotics

A successful candidate may have

  • A solid understanding of aircraft navigation systems / flight control systems
  • Working knowledge of fixed and rotary wing aircraft dynamics and control
  • Experience with application communication using networking (e.g. UDP and TCP/IP)
  • Experience with Git or SVN version control system
  • Modeling and simulation experience is desired (Simulink and MATLAB)
  • Working knowledge of UML/SysML systems/software modeling languages
  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering and design tools (Enterprise Architect, CAMEO or equivalent)
  • Experience with scripting and scripting languages (JavaScript, VBScript, Python, or equivalent)
  • Software development experience with any high-level programming language a plus

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.

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September 10, 2019