Sr Software Engineer II

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

Silver Spring
United States

Job Description:

The Raytheon AWIPS Program is searching for a technical software lead to support the program's Application Software Maintenance (ASM) group performing Operations & Maintenance for the National Weather Service. Join a top performing and motivated team and help support one of the most important systems which assist in the protection of life, property and the enhancement of the national economy.

The Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System (AWIPS) is central to the ability of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration?s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) to predict weather, water, and climate conditions. AWIPS provides NWS with the means to integrate meteorological and hydrological data into a single computer workstation. It draws data from an array of weather sensors, satellites, and numerical forecast guidance, processes and distributes the data to the 122 Weather Forecast Offices, 13 River Forecast Centers, and more than 20 environmental centers nationwide, and dispenses rapid, highly reliable warnings and forecasts of weather events that affect the United States, its territories, or adjacent waters.

As the NWS? partner responsible for AWIPS operations, maintenance, and 24/7 technical support, the Raytheon AWIPS team supports these critical operations.

The technical software lead will be responsible for supervising workflow of up to 10 software developers, reporting status of work through release sprints, trouble ticket work and other activities relating to supporting the NWS AWIPS systems. Additional responsibilities may include customer interaction, software development work as a subject matter expert, data analysis and trending, and after hours support. The technical lead will report directly to the SDLC manager, and will include responsibilities for suggesting improvements in processes, attacking complex problems head-on, collaborating across technical teams. You will be directly impacting the successful completion of major milestones as we move into the future with AWIPS.

Required Skills:

  • Java Software Development experience within SOA within an rpm-based Linux environment.
  • Experience with python scripting.
  • Experience with Agile Development approach, specifically SCRUM or Kanban
  • At least 2 years Supervisory Experience within a software development lifecycle.
  • Experience working within Eclipse IDE and using Redmine, GIT, and Jenkins as part of the lifecycle.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Desired Skills:
  • Scrum Master Certification (or equivalent).
  • Experience maintaining and updating technical documentation.
  • Experience with as many of the following technologies: Java, PostgreSQL, Hibernate, Spring, Apache QPID, OpenGL, GIT, Gerrit, Jenkins, Redmine, Eclipse, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Remedy.
  • Minimum 6 years experience in technical field
  • Work in a scientific application, preferably weather or another earth science.
  • Experience working within spreadsheets with advanced formulas for data interrogation.
Required Education (including Major):
  • BS Degree in Software Engineering, or equivalent STEM degree.

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.