Sr Software Engineer I - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

State College
United States

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90+ years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cyber security and a broad range of mission support services

At Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS), we transform data into intelligence. As a leading systems and solutions provider of intelligence, security, and advanced information technologies to government customers in the United States and internationally, IIS provides the right knowledge at the right time, enabling our customers to make timely and accurate decisions to achieve mission goals of national significance.

Bring your talent and skills to the Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) State College Engineering team! Our team is focused on providing solutions to challenging problems to enable the success of our customers' missions.

Raytheon State College provides the opportunity to work on challenging programs without living in an urban/suburban environment. The home to the Pennsylvania State University, State College is a rural community that provides access to many of the cultural and athletic activities/events of an urban metroplex in a small community setting. Many employees enjoy a commute of 5 minutes or less!

Bring your talent and skills to the Raytheon IIS engineering team!

The software engineer will work with an experienced team of software developers to design and implement a small satellite system through the entire software lifecycle including architecture, development, test and delivery. The team will work closely with Systems Engineers to design and implement ideal solutions with the end user needs in mind.

The specific skills required include strong programming skills (Java/C++), analytical skills, space domain knowledge, and strong communication skills. The candidate should be a “big picture thinker” with a background in space systems. The candidate’s responsibilities will require interactions with a wide variety of personnel and technical backgrounds so strong communication skills are important.

This position is contingent upon contract award.

Required Skills:

  • 4 or more years of relevant software development experience
  • 4 or more years of programming experience in Java and/or C++
  • Experience in satellite, ground, and/or communications systems development
  • Knowledge and understanding of software development lifecycles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to include oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a geographically distributed team
  • Willingness to travel to other contractor and/or Government facilities to support duties

Desired Skills:
  • Experience developing software for satellite systems including ground and flight software including one or more specific technologies:
    • Satellite ground systems
    • Mission Management systems
    • Planning and Scheduling
    • Command and Telemetry
    • Flight Dynamics models
    • Digital Signal Processing
  • Experience setting up development pipelines using development tools such as Jenkins
  • Experience programming Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA)
  • Experience with Open Services Gateway Initiative (OSGI)
  • Experience with the Goddard Mission Services Evolution Center (GMSEC) application programming interface
  • Experience with requirements and use case analysis
  • Experience with scripting (JavaScript, Python, Perl, etc.)

Bachelor or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Mathematics or other equivalent fields

Clearance Requirements: TS/SCI required

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization. 127972

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.