Software Engineer – New Grad – Sterling, VA

Category: Engineering
Job ID: SOF000000JT
Location: Sterling, VA
Posted Date: January 11, 2017
Job Description

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 was named as the 2015 America’s Best Employer in Aerospace and Defense by Forbes magazine?

Then Rockwell Collins 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 Software Engineer – New Grad to join our team in Sterling, VA. Employing some of the most talented, dedicated people on the planet is not by chance. People from all over the globe choose Rockwell 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 Rockwell Collins.

This position is located in Sterling, VA. A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates.

Come be part of a team building a multi-million dollar flight simulator. Our team is looking for self-motivated, confident and passionate engineers to help us create advanced aircraft simulation and training devices and products for both military and commercial customers. Rockwell Collins provides competitive salaries and benefits.

This software engineering position is within the Simulation & Training Solutions (STS) business area. STS develops and builds simulators and training systems for both military and commercial customers. Devices range in complexity from desktop training all the way up to high fidelity weapon system and full-flight training systems including full visual, motion, and simulator interoperability (HLA/DIS).

This job is a software position whose responsibilities include: development of high level application software using C, C++. Software engineers typically are involved in the full software lifecycle: requirements definition, software design, code development, unit testing, hardware/software integration, test and verification, customer delivery and support. This internship will be responsible for assisting with acceptance testing, finding and correcting defects, and verifying corrections in an avionics trainer.

Software development areas include:

  • simulation framework (schedulers, computer hardware interfaces)

  • Input / Output (I/O) (e.g. serial, Ethernet, Mil-1553, ARINC-429, analog/digital)

  • network architecture

  • aircraft system simulation

  • environment simulation (e.g. radio facilities, atmosphere, radio traffic, external entities)



  • A Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM program including Computer Science OR other Bachelor of Arts in a STEM program (including Computer Science) that included 12 semester (or 18 quarter) credit hours in mathematics, including differential and integral calculus and 10 semester (or 15 quarter) credit hours in natural science (biology, chemistry, earth sciences) including physics is required.

  • U.S. citizenship

  • C or C++ experience or C# or Java

  • Object Based or Objected Oriented Design

  • Ability to travel for durations up to 3 weeks at a time.

  • Travel up to 50%

Desirable Skills:

  • Foreign Language Proficiency

  • Real-time programming

  • Source code control (Subversion, Git, ClearCase etc.)

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

  • Previous engineering internship/co-op experience

  • Private pilot license

  • Aircraft maintenance background

At Rockwell Collins, 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 Rockwell Collins 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

  • Generous 401(k) plan that matches 62.5 percent of the first 8 percent of eligible compensation you contribute (or 5 percent if you save 8 percent)

  • An Incentive Pay Plan based upon company performance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • And more

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

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.