Software Engineering Co-op (Spring/Summer 2018)

Category: Engineering
Job ID: 701
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posted Date: October 12, 2017

Requisition ID: 701

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 has been named numerous times as 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 Engineering Co-op (Spring/Summer 2018) to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA (1000). A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. 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.

Rockwell Collins continues to build on a strong history of providing navigation equipment to meet the evolving needs of commercial and military users. Our navigation solutions provide enhanced situational awareness and pinpoint accuracy for airborne and surface missions worldwide. Leading the way in the GPS and radio navigation technology, our array of products and systems cover airborne, precision-guided munitions, ground handheld receivers and embedded applications.

Rockwell Collins is established as the premier military GPS solutions provider, and hiring talented and motivated software engineers is key to our company’s ongoing success. We are currently searching for a Software Engineering Student Co-op to join our GNSS Surface Software Team in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This person will have the opportunity to help drive innovative design and development for our next generation Navigation Products, while training alongside influential industry experts in the field of satellite Navigation. Relocation to Cedar Rapids is required.

This Student Co-op will be a part of a cross-functional team responsible for designing, developing, and testing current and future generations of hand-held and embedded GPS (Global Positioning System) receiver software.

This position offers abundant opportunities for a new engineer to gain in-depth knowledge of GPS technology and receiver architecture, and to grow that knowledge in a team environment as we work to continuously improve our GPS receiver performance.

The successful candidate should have experience or coursework in software engineering, should have a solid understanding of software development methodologies, and should have experience and coursework in at least one software language. Candidates must either possess or be able to obtain a secret level government clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. Candidates’ citizenship must be solely with the U.S. Candidates can not have simultaneous dual citizenship with any other country.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to perform in all phases of the software engineering life cycle including requirements analysis, software design, software implementation, software integration and test, and software documentation. Candidates should be knowledgeable and skilled with a variety of software development environments and test tools.

Experience with Microsoft Office and the Integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products is desirable. Proficiency in software development using Model Based Development, Ada, C/C++, C#, Jovial, or other higher order language in an embedded application environment is also desirable. Experience with Linux kernel development, Linux device drivers, or the creation of software applications using Qt is desirable. Experience with Agile software development, Information Assurance, and Software Assurance is desirable.

The candidate should possess the following capabilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Technical aptitude and professionalism
  • A genuine desire to learn and innovate

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.