Sr Software Engineer II - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

At Space and Airborne Systems (SAS), we aspire to be the most admired defense and aerospace systems supplier through world-class people and technology.

SAS designs, develops, produces and supports a vast array of electro-optical/infrared sensors, active electronically scanned array/scanning radars, and various integrated systems solutions to provide customers with actionable information for strike, persistent surveillance, and special mission applications. These best-in-class systems perform detection, identification, tracking, targeting, navigation, weather, and situational awareness tasks from a variety of airborne platforms including maritime, littoral and overland patrol aircraft, unmanned aerial systems, and other tactical, attack and transport rotary and fixed wing aircraft. SAS radar products are deployed by every branch of the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and several other government, commercial and international customers.

The program is a new multi-phase radar program to develop a Ku band radar with multiple modes including cued search, autonomous search, an embedded communication capability as well as additional proprietary capabilities. The program is being used as the start of a strategic product line capability for SAS with substantial capital and IRAD investment. It will provide the warfighter unprecedented real-time functionality that will greatly enhance mission effectiveness that have various CONOPs and deployment needs (air, land and sea platforms). The capability is based upon related game changing technology and algorithms pioneered on another program. The program is executed with both unclassified and “withheld” components. The withheld portions of the program require both a DoD secret clearance and a customer Special Access Program (SAP) clearance.

The system requires the development of new hardware, firmware, software, and mechanical functionality. Software includes all radar components including Scheduler, Signal Processing, Navigation Processing, Detection and Tracking, as well as infrastructure software such as hardware software interfaces, interface development (Ethernet, PCIe, 1553, serial, etc), Built-In-Test, and system startup/shutdown. As a part of multi-disciplinary product development team, the software team collaborates with systems engineering, simulation, firmware and hardware teams on a daily basis. Later stages of the program will involve substantial hands on integration activities both in the System Integration Lab and at a local testing site. All the program teams are using Agile/Scrum methodology and supported by an integrated DevOps environment that consists of tools such as Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Git and Jenkins.

This software development position will be executed out of the SAS Dallas location. This successful candidate will develop radar related mission and mission test software for the franchise program. The individual must be able to operate in a fast paced agile development environment and interface with other disciplines including systems engineering and firmware to accomplish program objectives. The successful candidate must be able to quickly understand the existing code base, strategically apply customer specific requirements to the existing design, adapt the design as required to meet comply with the overall system architecture and then implement and test the required functionality. The program will use a continuous integration approach to testing. Specific development tasks may include radar mission software (signal processing, control processing, navigation processing, scheduling, etc.), test infrastructure support, system emulation, or related IRAD development.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Required Skills: (Make as explicit as possible. These should not contain comparative or non-objective skills.)

  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience with real time embedded software development
  • C and C++ experience on VxWorks, GreenHills or Embedded Linux operating system
  • Hard real time application development experience or experience with HW/SW level interfaces
  • Multi-processor and Multi-threaded development experience
  • Experience with modern scripting languages
  • Experience with software management and the software lifecycle, including system integration
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Existing Secret DoD Clearance or ability to obtain one within the first year of employment
  • Ability to obtain a Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

Desired Skills: (Can be comparative and subjective (if non-discriminatory). Need not be explicit and should not contain must haves, or required skills.)
  • Prior experience with radar software development
  • Signal Processing or Sensor Control Software Experience
  • Experience with Tracking software
  • Experience with Communications application software development (protocols, interfaces and tools)
  • Experience in execution of tasks with little to no direction and to lead the efforts of others
  • Proven experience working with technically skilled teammates and customers
  • Experience developing and integrating software on large complex programs
  • Experience with Object Oriented Analysis and Design using UML (Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect, or other)
  • Prior software development experience using Agile/Scrum Methodology
  • Experience with Jira, GIT, Eclipse, Jenkins, Linux Operating System, Static Analysis and Structural Analysis tools
  • Existing Secret DoD Clearance with last investigation less than 6 years ago
  • DO178 experience

*Required Education: (This is the minimum level of education or degree and major required for the position.)
Minimum Bachelor’s of Science degree (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field 151951

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.