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Principal Software Engineer - Patriot Fielded Systems and Validation Raytheon
Tewksbury, MA

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Principal Software Engineer

MA - Tewksbury

Looking for a new opportunity in software development?

Are you interested in joining a community of diverse, dynamic, and professional engineers?

If so, our Patriot Fielded Systems and Validation Department in Tewksbury, Massachusetts wants you to join our Software Engineering team in Tewksbury, MA. At Raytheon, we focus on achieving excellence through collaboration and teamwork while leveraging individual diversity. Our team makes a difference in protecting our military men and women both at home and overseas. We strive for technical excellence by drawing upon a diverse workforce whose knowledge base covers the complete spectrum of modern languages and computing platforms.

Job Description:

The IDS Software Engineering Directorate mission is to provide world class software to be used in military systems deployed at sea and on land. The job location for this opportunity is in Tewksbury, MA, supporting defense programs. We strive for technical excellence by drawing upon a diverse workforce whose knowledge base covers the complete spectrum of modern computing languages and platforms. As Principal Software Engineer, the successful candidate may be responsible for designing, implementing, debugging and fixing problems with software applications, as well as supporting software integration and verification efforts. Tasks may include planning test execution steps, performing integration testing in different lab environments, documenting issues found, tracking issues to closure, and releasing software builds to the general test community. Tasks may include different levels of the software development lifecycle and may provide guidance, coaching, and training to other employees within the job area. The candidate may also be responsible for managing a group with may involve delegation of work and review of work products. Tasks may also include coordination between various groups including software developers, build leads, tasks leads, system engineering, and the test community. The candidate will need to be able to communicate effectively across different groups and work well within a team. The candidate should be able to work independently determine and develop approaches to find solutions to complex problems that have a major impact to department or program goals. The job requires a well-disciplined engineer who is able to thrive in a dynamic environment.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance within one year of employment.

A work/life balance is an important value at Raytheon. Our 9/80 work schedule offers flexibility to help successfully balance the work/life commitments. We have several employee resource groups, with a focus on networking, new hire outreach, career development and community service.

Basic Qualifications:

* Minimum of 8 years software engineering experience
* Strong problem solving ability
* Linux or Unix experience
* This position requires the ability to obtain a US government Secret Clearance. Except in rare circumstances, only US Citizens are eligible for a clearance.
* Bachelor's Degree or Better in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Software Engineering, or STEM related field.

Desired Qualifications:

* Experience managing team of engineers
* Familiarity with the following Software Tools: Rational Rhapsody, Clear Case and Team Concert, Jenkins, DOORS
* Familiarity with Object-Oriented Design Knowledge including UML
* Experience in programming languages, such as C++, Ada, C, Java
* Familiar with Agile techniques, such as Scrum
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Strong problem solving abilities
* Broad real-time, multi-threaded software development experience
* Software development experience of a Signal Processing application
* Experience in developing and optimizing algorithms for performance
* Active DoD clearance
* Master's degree in Mathematics, Science, or Engineering

All these job responsibilities are to be executed in harmony with Raytheon's Code of Business Ethics and Conduct policy which sets the standard by which we operate and how we treat others.

Keywords: software developer, clearance, object-oriented;

What's YOUR Mission?

Here at Raytheon, we work together as one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Our innovation spans all domains: from land and sea to air, space and cyberspace. We're inspired by a noble mission that's shared by Raytheon employees around the globe and an inclusive culture that empowers employees and celebrates their contributions.

What We Offer: Whether you're just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, Raytheon offers a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits Raytheon offers include paternal leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

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Raytheon: Making the World a Safer Place

"Diversity is at the heart of all we do at Raytheon. We embrace diversity and diverse opinions; we treat people with dignity and respect to support our inclusive culture. This allows us to retain and attract the world-class talent and supplier base we need to develop the innovative solutions our global customers depend on. We view our diversity as a competitive advantage as a key enabler of our growth."

* Thomas A. Kennedy

Raytheon Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

137210 Business Unit Profile

Headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, IDS has 32 locations around the world. Its broad portfolio of weapons, sensors and integration systems supports its customer base across multiple mission areas, including air and missile defense systems; missile defense radars; early warning radars; naval ship operating systems; C5ITM products and services; and other advanced technologies. IDS provides affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

Relocation Eligible


Clearance Type



Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Electrical Engineering


Software Engineering

Type Of Job

Full Time

Work Location

MA - Tewksbury

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

About Raytheon

Raytheon is a global company that specializes in defense and other government markets.

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