Senior Equipment System Engineer (m/f/d)

Category: Engineering, permanent position
Location: Heidelberg, Germany


At Collins Aerospace, we work side-by-side with our customers to tackle the toughest challenges in aerospace and defense. We’re combining boundless imagination with a broad portfolio and an unmatched dedication to customers – all to make the skies and spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever.

Our site in Heidelberg has the following core competencies:

  • Avionics Systems
  • On-board electronics for land vehicles
  • Products for the aerospace industry

We have established ourselves as a leading supplier of customized electronics solutions for the aero­space and defense industries. Collins Aerospace in Heidelberg supplies integrated navigation and communications systems for a wide range of military applications and is a global leader in satellite reaction wheel technology.

We are redefining aerospace.


  • Coordination of aerospace computing equipment / Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) development with a multitude of functions and links over time (e. g. from first specification sheet to the end of series production) in a holistic way – in accordance to engineering V-model XT
  • Technical Leadership
  • Designing systems and assemblies, taking into account functional, cost, weight and installation aspects
  • Definition and coordination of technical requirements for the development tasks assigned
  • Recognizing difficulties that arise and ensuring compliance with specified development goals
  • Definition and execution of Verification & Validation (V&V) methods and procedures
  • Create and check plans, schedules, set priorities, define interfaces
  • Carry out target/actual comparisons, initiate corrective measures if necessary
  • Working as a cross-functional role within a global work environment


  • Bachelor or master degree in either electrical engineering, computer engineering, systems engineering, communications engineering, aerospace engineering or equivalent
  • NATO-citizen, due to work on classified projects. Permanent residency in Germany at least over the last five years to be provable
    • An existing security clearance would be of advantage
  • Enhanced knowledge about airborne mission computer
  • Coordination of multiple engineering domains, i. g. hardware, software and testability
  • Specific skill set out of at least one of the named areas:
    • Multicore-processor architectures
    • Signal, video processing, aircraft networking architectures
    • Digital moving map
    • Maintenance systems, avionics, safety analysis
  • Experienced in test execution and documentation / integration
  • Experience in problem solving within given boundary conditions
  • Experienced in requirement capturing
  • Application of DO254 / DO178B/C / ARP4754 standards
  • Familiar with PSAC, PHAC and SAS
  • Test execution and documentation / integration
  • Tools:
    • DOORS and/or JAMA
    • ALM
    • MS Office
    • SVN
  • Experienced in one programming language, e. g. C, C++, ADA
  • Familiar with typical avionic signal standards
    • MIL-Bus 1553, ARINC 429, RS232, Ethernet
  • Familiar with typical computer signal standards
    • Ethernet, PCIe, DVI, ARINC 818
  • Experience in project management
  • English skills B2/C at minimum
  • German skills B2 at minimum


  • Join our multicultural team and work with people from different countries
  • Flexible working times, opportunity to work in home office, 30 days of vacation
  • Industry-specific pay
  • Company sponsored pension plan
  • Corporate health management
  • Internal and external training opportunities to promote the continuous learning and development of our employees
  • Global career opportunities at over 300 sites worldwide
Rockwell Collins Deutschland GmbH, a part of Collins Aerospace
2021-04-29T10:34:40.473Z FULL_TIME
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Heidelberg 69123 Grenzhöfer Weg 36
49.42442 8.638