Real Time Embedded Principal Software Engineer / Sr Principal Software Engineer (Multi-level) - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

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Do new ideas and technology thrill you?

Do people call you an overachiever?

Do you enjoy facing new development challenges and working in dynamic teams?

If your answer to those questions is an enthusiastic "yes!" then you may be the person we’re looking for to join our innovative team as a Software Engineer.

As part of the Software Engineering Center, you will be an integral part of helping Raytheon Missile Systems further our vision to be the global leader in core and next-generation weapon and security solutions.By any measure, Raytheon is an exciting and rewarding place to work. We pride ourselves on developing world-class talent in an inclusive atmosphere. The result is a workforce that takes pride in the company and consistently delivers superior solutions.

We have Full-time and Part-time opportunities available.

Job Description:

This position is responsible for applying advanced technical expertise with C/C++ software development for embedded multi-processor systems, contributing to the development of new principles and concepts, resolving unusually complex technical software problems, and providing solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.Works under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives.Assignments are often self-initiated and the candidate determines and pursues courses of action necessary to obtain desired results.Follows or recommends changes to department processes and procedures and reviews software products for soundness of technical judgment and adequacy.Provides guidance to junior staff.Develops advanced technological ideas and guides their development into a final product.Utilizes Agile software development methods for automation, and continuous integration.Serves as a team spokesperson on advanced projects and programs.Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.

Note: This position can be Salary Grade G10 (Principal Software Engineer) or Salary Grade G11 (Sr. Principal Software Engineer) based upon the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements of the position.

Job responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Applying expertise in software development for embedded multi-processor systems
  • Providing software solutions to complex technical problems using ingenuity and creativity.
  • Following and/or recommending changes to department processes and procedures.
  • Reviewing software products for soundness of technical judgment and adequacy.
  • Producing documentation related to the design and release of software artifacts.
  • Utilizing agile software development methods, automation, and continuous integration

Required Skills:

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this positions requires an Active U.S. Secret Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in an embedded real-time setting
  • Experience using C / C++
  • Experience developing, testing and integrating real-time software
  • Experience using embedded RTOSs (e.g. VxWorks, Integrity)
  • Experience with software/hardware/firmware integration
  • Demonstrated technical leadership of small teams

Desired Skills:

  • Practical experience with guidance, navigation, sensing, tracking, and discriminating systems and associated algorithms is highly desired
  • Experience with Agile Software development methods
  • Experience designing and architecting real-time embedded software on multicore systems
  • Experience with object oriented development
  • Experience using software source control tools and/or automated build environments
  • Experience working in a DoD embedded software environment
  • Experience with Scrum
  • Experience using MATLAB
  • Experience using scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python)
  • Experience adapting Board Support Packages

Required Education (including Major):

B.S. degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or other related degree. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard

Required Active Clearance:
Must have an existing DoD issued Secret Security clearance

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

This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. Security clearance factors include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and drug involvement. Employment is contingent on other factors, including, but not limited to, background checks and drug screens. Additional information can be found here:


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.