Senior Systems Engineer – Space Suit (Hybrid)

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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.


Senior Systems Engineer – Space Suit (Hybrid)


Collins Aerospace is one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products.  The Intelligent Sensors & Space Systems business unit provides products and services to global government and commercial customers that enable mission success in the harshest environments of space, in the air, at sea, and on the ground.  In Space Systems, we design and manufacture Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS) and Active Thermal Control Systems (ATCS) on a number of space platforms including the International Space Station, the current U.S. space suit, unmanned satellites, manned space vehicles such as the Boeing CST-100 Starliner and the Orion (part of the Artemis mission to return humans to the moon), as well as future the of Space Suit Services for space station and lunar missions.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join us as a Systems Engineer to support the design, development, verification & validation, and operational support of ECLSS and ATCS hardware for future space applications. Responsibilities may include: leading a systems engineering Scrum team as Product Owner and/or Scrum Master, system architecting & integration, system development trade studies and optimization, development of concepts of operations, managing & developing product requirements at the system/subsystem/component level for mechanical/electrical/software, thermal/fluid/chemical/electrical system modeling, steady state & transient performance analyses, as well as component sizing, verification planning & management of final system compliance through qualification/certification/acceptance verification.  Skills in Jama, DOORS & DXL, Matlab/Simulink/Simscape, Excel & VBA, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) / SysML / MagicDraw / Cameo Modeler, JIRA & Agile Methodologies are highly desirable.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (typically in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)) and a minimum of 5 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations OR Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years experience OR In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required
  • Must be a U.S. Person/Permanent Resident “Green Card” holder


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors in Mechanical/Aerospace/Chemical/Systems Engineering with 5-20 years of experience
  • Experience managing & developing requirements for space hardware
  • Ability to work well both independently and within an integrated product development (IPD) team environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent writing & math skills
  • Leadership skills & experience leading teams
  • Experience with Agile & Waterfall methodologies
  • Exceptional organizational skills – ability to manage technical, cost & schedule tasks
  • Experience with NASA-based requirements
  • Experience performing system development/integration/architecting
  • Experience performing thermal/fluid/chemical/electrical systems analyses
  • Experience on hardware development program: proposal/development/manufacture/verification/operational support
  • Experience performing system development/integration/architecting
  • Relevant component hardware experience: heat exchangers, pumps/fans/separators/motors/motor controllers, chemical beds, sensors, valves, accumulators
  • Relevant system experience: thermal control systems, air revitalization systems (CO2/H2O/trace contaminant removal), pressure control systems, oxygen generation systems, potable water systems, fuel cell systems, human waste management systems or other equivalent systems
  • Broad technical engineering knowledge relevant to the design of space flight hardware – performance, mechanical, electrical, software, safety, materials & verification requirements



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.


Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • 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, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Life insurance and disability coverage
  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal
  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning
  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions
  • Redbrick – Incentives for a Healthy You
  • Autism Benefit
  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Best Doctors, second opinion program
  •  And more!


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.
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.

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