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Sr Principal Software Engineer

Raytheon (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

Raytheon Intelligence, Information, and Services (IIS) is currently seeking an experienced Senior Principal Software Engineer with experience in “Big Data” architecture. This position will entail working as an embedded Raytheon resident within a customer site on the Trident Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) Program. The Senior Principal Software Engineer will work directly with Project and Program Management as an advisor and subject matter expert (SME) on the Trident Surveillance task to develop and implement the next generation of large-scale data systems and associated analytics.

This position involves close interaction and collaboration with senior customer management as well as project leadership for a multi-company team.

The position will be primarily in Cambridge, MA with occasional travel to other contractor sites.

Primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Achieve a comprehensive understanding of how Trident data is generated, processed, stored and utilized by end-users across multiple contractors and facilities

• Act as an SME to identify and propose solutions to streamline and improve data collection, storage, and analytics

• Advise the customer on key, long-term decisions regarding large investments in core architecture and infrastructure

• Educate Trident Data leadership on industry best-practices and solutions that can be practically implemented within the Trident Program

• Conduct ad hoc analyses and trade-off evaluations of software and hardware options being considered by Trident Data leadership

• Manage project/task implementation to budget and schedule

• Development support for Statement of Work for follow-on contracts

Required Skills / Experience:

• Minimum 10 years of related experience including experience as a technical lead

• Exceptional communication skills; customer presentation, technical writing, and team leadership

• Subject matter expertise with “Big Data” architecture platforms such as Cloudera, Hortonworks, or MAPR

• Strong knowledge of predictive analytics and analytic algorithms

• Strong experience with Java programming

• Experience with industry standard hardware solutions for “Big Data” applications

• Experience in architecting and programming database applications such as Oracle, Teradata, or DB2

• Experience with the Apache Hadoop applications such as NiFi, Flume, Storm, Kafka, Solr, or Spark

• Working knowledge of NoSQL graph databases

Desired Skills / Experience:

• Experience with IBM Netezza, Siemens PLM, or PTC Windchill

• Strong working experience with programming and scripting languages such as Scala, Perl, or Python

• Experience with product lifecycle management

• Experience with U.S. Defense Security Service and Classified Information Systems

Required Education:

• Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering

Additional Requirements:

• Existing DOD Secret Clearance is required

• Occasional Travel to contractor sites

To apply for this job, contact:
Alicia McFadden

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