Sign-on Bonus up to $40K - Sr Software Engineer I - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Would you like to work in a collaborative environment at a state of the art facility in Colorado? Then join our Raytheon team of smart people solving problems that make the world a safer place and help to secure our great nation! Come support those who provide us with all the freedoms we enjoy. Our facility in Aurora, CO offers amenities that create work and life balance. On site we have a 24/7 fitness facility, health center, cafeteria, collaboration rooms and dynamic break areas for easy conversation and socialization. Additionally, employee appreciation lunches, bonus opportunities, and great benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401K match, flexible work schedules, are just a few of the reasons people come to work at Raytheon!

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If you have the technical knowledge in software engineering and system development (DevOps, Cloud, or Cybersecurity) and the desire to learn and grow in a company with over 60,000 global employees, then Raytheon is worth the time to explore.

Clearance Requirements
This position requires the ability to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance. U.S. citizenship is required.

Raytheon is seeking Software Engineers for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program, to complement our distinguished team in the development and maintenance of a state-of-the-art ground station for the next generation of low earth orbiting environmental satellites. The development of this national asset will provide global coverage, monitor environmental conditions, collect, disseminate and process data about the Earth's weather, atmosphere, oceans, land, and near-space environment.

The Command, Control, and Communications Segment (C3S) software provides a highly automated and integrated suite of nine subsystems at the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF), including Orbit Operations, Mission Management, Satellite Command and Control, Ground Hardware Status and Control, Telemetry Analysis, and Enterprise Management.

The JPSS program is looking for qualified junior-level software engineers to join the JPSS C3S Software team.

Typical responsibilities include supporting all aspects of Software Development, including design, coding, integration, test, build coordination and deployment. Responsibilities also include the support of ongoing maintenance and enhancement of the existing, operational system. Software Engineers are required to work with the Systems Engineering, Integration and Test teams in support of SW requirements analysis, test plan development, problem investigation, and software documentation.

Qualified candidates should be able to quickly understanding assignments and carry them out with minimal to moderate supervision. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential for maintaining a high level of team efficiency.

Qualified candidates will be expected to:

  • Be able to analyze requirements handed to them, and then design, write, and test code to meet those requirements
  • Be able to debug previously written code, find the source of errors, and make corrections/modifications as necessary
  • Be able to work independently (as needed) or closely with their team or with members of other disciplines (systems and test engineers; configuration management) to troubleshoot and fix problems
  • Be able to work in a dynamic, fast paced, and sometimes pressured environment
  • Be a Team player incorporating a team based success philosophy
  • Contribute to the completion of program and project milestones under the specific guidance of his/her immediate supervisor
  • Be able to follow established SW processes and procedures
  • Enjoy flexible working hours

Required Skills:
  • United States Citizen
  • Minimum 4+ years working experience in object-oriented software design and development using C++ and/or Java
  • Software and system-level debugging experience including the ability to identify problems in established code and make modifications as necessary
  • Experience with SW execution throughout the entire software life cycle (preliminary design through maintenance phases)

Desired Skills:
  • Proficiency with the Windows OS development environment, including debugging and analysis tools (such as cppCheck, FindBugs and Klocwork)
  • Experience with Python (or Perl)
  • Experience with XML
  • Experience with integrating and maintaining COTS/FOSS products in a custom code base
  • Highly Desired: Proficiency with secure coding of web applications (including integration with Tomcat COTS product)
  • Familiarity with secure coding practices
  • Familiarity with web protocols and frameworks
  • Experience with UML design modeling
  • Experience and knowledge related to Satellite Ground Systems and Ground System Operations
  • Experience and knowledge related to software discipline process development and deployment
  • Experience with customer interaction and end-user engagement
  • Experience integrating software (modules, components, subsystems)
  • Experience preparing and presenting status information and technical material
  • Interest in Satellite Command and Control.

Education Requirements: Requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and minimum of 4+ years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.