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United Technologies Corporation Principal Guidance,Navigation,Controls Engineer in Westford, Massachusetts

Job ID: 01348667

City: Westford

State: Massachusetts

Country: United States

Category: Engineering

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


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

At Collins Aerospace, we’re dedicated to relentlessly tackling 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.

Collins Aerospace makes modern flight possible. Of course, that wouldn’t be possible without the capabilities and technologies of our organization, as well as our engineers – a highly skilled, accomplished network that spans more than 180 sites, 24 countries and 6 Strategic Business Units (SBUs).

Our industry-leading experts are setting the standards for the aerospace industry and paving the way for the future. But as new challenges present themselves, we need fresh, creative and motivated minds to overcome these hurdles, help us break barriers and achieve new levels of innovation. Do you have what it takes to join a global, diverse organization that doesn’t shy away from big opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our ranks and create the next generation of aerospace technologies.

Together, we will nurture an engineering culture that values intellectual curiosity, risk takers and integrity. A place where we will challenge ourselves, our teams, and the status quo and where we will work to find a way – the right way – to achieve what others can only dream of.

Role Overview :

The Core Technology Engineering Group is looking for a Principal Engineer with a background in Navigation and Controls to help in the design, analysis and testing of state of the art airborne remote sensing systems.

These sensor systems utilize highly accurate Navigation & Control systems in order to isolate the line-of-sight (LOS) from aircraft motions, for pointing to imaging targets and obtaining geolocation information. The individual will join an experienced interdisciplinary team of engineers working in a collaborative environment, with the responsibility of developing & implementing guidance and control systems. The main responsibilities include:

•Derive the Navigation & Control system requirements and functionally architect a system to meet the requirement under size & power constraints.

•Design and implement Navigation & Control algorithms to perform under 6DOF aircraft motion.

•Perform model based analysis of the various aspects of the system including stability, performance, robustness and mission objective analysis.

Detailed Skill Requirements:

  • Demonstrated strong skills in the derivation of Control system requirements

  • Demonstrated strong skills in classical or modern controls design

  • Demonstrated strong skills in developing algorithms

  • Ability to learn on the fly.

  • Ability to drive tasks to closure in an environment of changing priorities

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills

Basic Requirements:

  • US Citizenship

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in appropriate disciple and 10 years of experience or an advanced degree in the appropriate disciple and 7 years of experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of Modeling and Simulation

  • Hands-on experience with design and execution of hardware-in-the-loop testing

  • Proficient with MATLAB/Simulink

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibilities. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Some of the benefits in our competitive package include:

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance

• Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

• Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution

• Tuition reimbursement

• Life insurance and disability coverage

Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day!

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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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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