Principal Software Engineer - Military Veterans Wanted

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

Saint Petersburg
United States

Req#: 133437BR
Last Activity: 02/07/2019

Job Summary:
We are currently seeking a Senior Software Engineer with technical leadership experience to join the Missile Defense & Surveillance Software Department in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Missile Defense & Surveillance Software team is a critical source of support of the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) program. CEC provides a real-time sensor netting system that enables high quality situational awareness and integrated fire control capability. Our software teams employ an Agile Scrum process to rapidly design, code, and integrate capabilities on a continuous basis into a mature solution for our customers. We strive for technical excellence by drawing upon a diverse workforce whose knowledge base covers the complete spectrum of modern computing languages and platforms. Our team makes a difference in protecting our actively serving military men and women both at home and overseas.

The Senior Software Engineer will be an active participant on the Scrum team, performing development tasks independently. Our software applications are developed using C++ and Java programming languages executing on a variety of computing platforms running Linux/Unix operating systems.

As a Senior Software Engineer your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading a small to medium-sized software team in in all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Assist with detailed planning and software estimation/bidding
  • Responsible for hands-on technical work including development of new capabilities and features, as well as maintenance of the existing product line.

Once knowledgeable of the CEC product the Senior Software Engineer can train to become a Product Owner. Opportunities are also available for travel to integration facilities.

Company security standards have been imposed requiring the candidate to obtain a Department of Defense interim security clearance, prior to the date of employment. The Department of Defense requires the applicant to produce evidence of U.S. citizenship (i.e. official birth certificate with a raised seal, U.S. passport current or expired, or a certificate of naturalization) prior to the initiation of a security clearance application. Employment will commence within 30 days, contingent upon obtaining an interim security clearance. Upon notification that your interim security clearance has been granted, the employment process will continue.

The ability to obtain a SECRET Security Clearance is required.

Required Skills:
8+ years in Software Development with an Object Oriented language; 6+ years with C++
8+ years’ experience working with the following:

  • All phases of Software Engineering (requirements, design, code, test and integration), including experience with object-oriented software development experience using C++
  • Linux / RedHat OS environment
  • Real-time embedded software development
  • Modern software design methodologies (e.g. UML 2.0)

General experience and knowledge of:

  • Developing software in a team based development environment, preferably Agile/Scrum
  • Working as a technical Lead of a small to medium software team
  • Bidding and estimation of software projects

This position will require an Interim secret clearance or above to start. Except in rare circumstances, only US Citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Required Education (including Major):

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or Software Engineering

Desired Skills:

  • Existing secret clearance or above
  • Experience in Agile development methods, including Scrum, automated testing, static code analysis and continuous integration
  • Experience as a Scrum Master and/or Product Owner
  • Familiarity with the following software tools: Rational Rhapsody, ClearCase, ClearQuest and Team Concert, Jenkins, Coverity, Eclipse
  • Experience with Model Driven Development
  • Object-oriented software development experience using Java
  • Data Fusion and/or Radar domain knowledge
  • Knowledge of or experience in communications methods and protocols
  • Knowledge of or experience in OS configuration and system security-hardening
  • Development using Web Services, experience with HTML, JavaScript, PHP, Google Web Toolkit
  • Experience with or knowledge of the SEI CMMI model
  • Six Sigma Specialist certification
  • Certified Control Account Manager (CAM) and/or experience with Earned Value (EV) techniques
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or Software Engineering

KEYWORDS: C/C++, object-oriented, Linux, RedHat, Real-time, embedded, software development, design, develop, test, UML, ClearCase, UNIX, Java, OOD, Rhapsody, CMMI, system security-hardening, Agile, Scrum, sensor netting, situational awareness, Certified Account Manager, Technical Lead

At Raytheon, we innovate to create solutions and solve complex challenges across all domains: from land and sea to air, space, and cyberspace. In doing so, we embrace the talent, expertise and perspectives of our diverse workforce, each bringing their skills, ideas and dedication to the work we do. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers, industry partners and our teammates, making a positive impact not only to our business, but also in our communities where we live and work. Our constant innovation is made possible by a strong culture, investing in our people, and an unwavering vision that’s shared by Raytheon employees across the globe – a vision of one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place.
Raytheon has been recognized as a respected employer and valued corporate citizen for our employment practices, programs and community support by a number of highly-regarded organizations. The list includes: Forbes, Glassdoor, National Veterans Small Business Association, Corporate Responsibility Magazine, Environmental Protection Agency, Affinity Inc. and many more.
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 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.