Senior Software Engineer - DSP, C++ - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

We are currently seeking a Sr. Software Engineer to join the Patriot Fielded Systems and Validation Department in Tewksbury, Massachusetts.

The Patriot Fielded Systems and Validation Department mission is to provide world class Radar Software to be used in military systems deployed at sea and on land. Our software teams employ Agile processes to rapidly design, code, integrate and test 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.

This position on the Radar Software Product Line teams support the integration of the AN/SPY-6 radar, also called Air & Missile Defense Radar (AMDR), with the Navy’s Aegis Baseline 10. As a Sr. Software Engineer you’re responsible for designing, implementing, debugging and fixing problems with the Radar software applications, as well as supporting software integration and verification efforts. Our radar software applications, including implementations of signal processing algorithms and time critical control functions involved in direct control of sensor systems, are developed using C++ programming language running in a distributed fashion across a variety of computing platforms running Linux, UNIX or Windows operating systems.

In this role, you’ll work closely with Software Architects and Principal Systems, Hardware, and Software engineers to interpret requirements and correctly implement these requirements in software. There are travel opportunities available to support the radar systems at various sites.

A work/life balance is an important value at Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). Our 9/80 work schedule offers flexibility to help successfully balance the work/life commitments. We have several employee resource groups, with a focus on networking, new hire outreach, career development and community service.

This position can be a Salary Grade G09 (Sr Software Engineer II) or G10 (Principal Software Engineer) based on the candidate’s qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance within one year of employment.

Required Skills:

6+ years’ experience with Software Engineering

  • Experience with C++
  • Linux or UNIX experience
  • Experience developing software in a team based development environment
  • Real-time software development experience
  • US citizenship is required.

Desired Skills:

  • Software development experience of a Signal Processing application
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Software development experience in a DoD environment
  • Radar domain knowledge
  • Experience in developing and optimizing algorithms for performance
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Self-starter and ability to lead development, integration and test activities
  • Familiarity with the following Software Tools: Rational Rhapsody, Clear Case and Team Concert, Jenkins, DOORS
  • Strong Object-Oriented Design Knowledge including UML
  • Direct experience implementing complex signal processing algorithms in C++ meeting latency and throughput performance requirements or experience in implementing complex control operations in software with defined performance timelines
  • Master's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or Software Engineering
  • Current secret clearance or the ability to obtain a secret clearance

Required Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Software Engineering or related STEM degree.

KEYWORDS: C++, Linux, UNIX, Java, OOD, real-time software development, Signal Processing

This job is posted internally as: Sr. Software Engineer II / Principal Software Engineer

At IDS, 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 IDS employees across the globe – a vision of one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place.

IDS 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.


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.