Senior Principal Software Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

The Electronic Warfare Systems (EWS) mission area focuses on equipping our customers with mission solutions to access and control the electromagnetic spectrum and providing our customers with the strategic advantage to operate unimpeded in the modern threat environment.

We are looking to hire a Senior Principal Software Engineer for our expanding EWS Team. This is an opportunity to positively influence program execution, work with other leaders to help define future technical direction, and work with cutting edge technologies in products that protect our warfighter.

Typical job functions for the Senior Principal Software Engineer include:

  • Participation on collaborative, cross-disciplined integrated product teams, often employing agile software development techniques and tools to plan, design, develop, test, and integrate complex software and systems solutions.
  • Being responsible for some or all of a Software product, contributing as a software team member and possibly direct a small software team.
  • Responsibilities span the full lifecycle of product development, from architecture and design, through integration, test, and field support.
  • Support full software lifecycle, requirements development through test, and be able to take on software development tasks as needed.
  • Providing guidance, coaching, and training to Junior Engineers.
  • Working in an Engineering organization with the highest software engineering process maturity level as recognized by the Software Engineering Institute.
  • Assist in staffing teams to meet ongoing needs.

Pre-requisite Skills:
  • Minimum 10 years of Professional Software development experience
  • Experience with C, C++, Ada and/or C#
  • Prior experience as a technical leader, in collaborating effectively with other program leaders and senior technical contributors, in addition to producing planning and technical work products for internal and external customers
  • Experience in providing technical and leadership expertise, typically from a base experience as an individual contributor Engineer followed by growth into technical and team leadership positions for software or multi-discipline engineering teams.
  • Experience with detailed program planning, scheduling and execution
  • Experience with Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) and Risk & Opportunity Management
  • Experience in leading and motivating technical teams or mentoring
  • Experience with Agile lifecycle process including Scrum, Continuous Integration and Test Driven Development Methodologies
  • Must have well demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Current Secret security clearance is mandatory
  • U.S. Citizenship status is a pre-requisite as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems

Desired Skills:
  • Some experience in the Electronic Warfare or related aerospace field, developing deliverable products or simulation tools
  • Experience with embedded development and Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) such as Wind River VxWorks or Green Hills (GH) Integrity.
  • Hands-on experience with software architecture or signal processing
  • Experience with agile development methodologies, using Agile Lifecycle Management tools like VersionOne or Rational Team Concert, and including role as a Scrum Master or Product Owner
  • Basic knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOA/D) concepts
  • Prior programming experience, preferably in C, C++ and/or C#
  • Hands-on experience with SW Configuration Management and Peer Review tools
  • MS / MA with a major in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, or other related field.

Mandatory Education:
  • Must have a BS / BA with a major in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Math, or other related field

We are pursuing top talent to join the Raytheon team and support our vision to be “One global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place”. Our Software Engineers are developing and maintaining the critical capabilities which arm and defend our warfighters. Working in the Space and Airborne Systems business unit of Raytheon, you can contribute to cutting edge technologies across surface, air, cyber and space domains, supporting precision engagement, missile defense, homeland security, integrated communications, electronic warfare, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. In addition to maintaining a strong portfolio of core capabilities, we continue to expand globally and innovate in our growth markets.

Opportunities exist to work alongside and be mentored by the best and the brightest engineers and scientists on innovative teams which are providing the most advanced research and development capabilities to solve the most complex problems.


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.