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.

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Collins Aerospace is looking for a Summer Intern to join our team of engineers in 2021.  Our area works  on high profile, high impact projects that immerse students in tackling real world problems that directly feed into our business’s strategy.  This student will focus on adapting technologies and integrating Collins products to create future system capabilities which are key to autonomous and unmanned flight.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, refine, and implement system solutions as well as software code which integrates existing Hardware, Software, and Firmware in order to achieve new unmanned flight capabilities
  • 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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent and student must be pursuing a Bachelor’s or advanced degree in an applicable discipline.
  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder

Preferred Qualifications:

  • C/C++ object oriented programming
  • Practical experience with unmanned aircraft and/or robotics
  • 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

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

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.


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.

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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Posted on

December 15, 2020