Senior Network Systems Engineer

Rockwell Collins Annapolis , MD 21401

Posted 1 week ago

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United States of America


HMD31: Annapolis, MD 2551 Riva Road , Annapolis, MD, 21401-7435 USA

At Collins Aerospace, we're dedicated to relentlessly tackle 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.

Our Avionics team advances aviation electronics and information management solutions for commercial and military customers across the world. That means we're helping passengers reach their destination safely. We're connecting aircraft operators, airports, rail and critical infrastructure with intelligent data service solutions that keep passengers, flight crews and militaries connected and informed. And we're providing industry-leading fire protection and safety systems that our customers can count on when it matters most. Are you ready to learn from the most knowledgeable experts in the industry, develop the technologies of tomorrow and reach new heights in your career? Join our Avionics team today.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 ARINC GLOBAL Network (AGN) system is comprised of several private data centers and connects to the far reaches of the globe, in almost every country providing aviation, airport, government, and transportation connectivity. AGN provides private networking in a highly reliable, secure and available world-wide network architecture for Collins Aerospace IMS mission critical aviation, transportation, and airports customers.

The successful candidate will serve as a member of the Systems Engineering and Architecture team responsible for assisting with and engaging in the design, development, testing and evaluation of network communication technologies products and solutions in support of the ARINC Global Network. Candidate must be familiar with advanced networking concepts and technologies, including routing, switching, application centric and cloud based technologies, able to plan and configure network communications systems based on Cisco platforms. Candidate must be highly motivated, able to work in a collaborative team environment, as well as independently.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary technical lead on projects that contain moderate to highly complex environments.

  • Develop and implement project plans within budgetary, schedule and resource constraints.

  • Lead and collaborate with other members of the Engineering team in the development of technical design solutions.

  • Capture, analyze, decompose and create requirements for network systems, products and subsystems of moderate to high complexity.

  • Use an interdisciplinary approach, focusing on customer needs and business requirements, to design, develop, document, test and maintain network systems ranging from the straightforward to highly complex.

  • Author, review and maintain documentation during all phases of the system design life cycle as appropriate and specified within documented process and procedure (Project Plans, Estimates, Requirements Documentation, Operational Scenarios, Design Documentation and Drawings, Sys Acceptance Test Plans, etc).

  • Apply Security/Cyber security methodologies to network and systems design to provide secure services that support business requirements.

  • Analyzes and recommend contemporary and emerging technologies for deployment across the global network system architecture that may be applicable in addressing product and market needs.

  • Configuration and installation various network devices and services (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, VPN, QoS, ACL).

  • Author, champion and have strong opinions on engineering design standards and best practices.

  • Act as a mentor to more junior engineers in all areas of the systems development life cycle

  • Provide post-fielding support, resolving operational issues involving L2 and L3, in a multi-routing network infrastructure


Preferred Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Candidates for this role should possess a Bachelor's degree and five years of prior relevant experience or an Advanced degree and three years of prior relevant experience

  • Significant demonstrated Cisco experience along with related experience in Infrastructure/Networked environments with hardware (routers, switches, firewall, etc), designing, planning and implementing LAN-WANs using the industry standard technologies.

  • Deep understanding of IP Networks, security and network management concepts.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency in data network technologies such as OSPF, BGP, IGRP, EIGRP, VPC, HSRP/VRRP, MPLS, P2P VPN, VAN, Trunking, QoS.

  • Experience providing solutions and implementing infrastructures requiring 100% availability, near zero latency, low response times.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and maintain a productive and committed work effort, meeting deadlines and managing workload.

  • Must be able to use independent judgment to make decisions in day-to-day job responsibilities the majority of the time, under general supervision.

  • Must possess excellent communication skills with a demonstrated ability to articulate ideas in both business and technical terms (both verbal and written) according to the audience, securing and sustaining their buy-in.

  • Must be able to clearly depict and convey understanding of technical design and architecture using a wide range of design notations and artifacts, as applicable to the audience.

  • Up to 20% travel required to support a global product and solutions organization.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active CCNA or CCNP certification

  • Understanding of formal configuration management processes. Working knowledge of automation and configuration management leveraging tools such as Ansible.

  • Experience in performing tasks in computers with UNIX/Linux operating systems and working with telco providers using MPLS circuits.

  • Knowledge of VoIP Telephony and of SIP with experience in voice network design to include SIP and QOS configurations.

  • Ability to take the initiative in driving technical discussions with the relevant parties and not wait to be invited.

  • Experience as mentor\team lead providing work direction and guidance to other personnel.

  • Knowledge of the Airport and Air Transport Industry domain s is desirable.

  • A career path that has provided exposure to and experience of employing a broad spectrum of network and infrastructure technologies.

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.

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

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • And more

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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