Sr Principal Software Eng - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Organizational Description

The Electro-Optical Hardware in the Loop (EO-HWIL) Department is seeking a Sr. Principal Software Engineer with strong design, development, and integration skills to join our team.

The Advanced Test Systems Engineering Center (ATSEC), within the Systems Test Directorate, is comprised of five departments and an engineering population of approximately 450+ employees, and produces over $300M+/year of delivered products. The ATSEC organization has the responsibility to grow and sustain the Systems Engineering competencies throughout all test activities, and to make test more affordable, credible, agile, and robust.
Within ATSEC, the Hardware in the Loop (HWIL) EO Systems Department has the responsibility to provide, develop, and maintain engineering development stations that operate real-time and closed-loop with the weapon’s hardware and software.

We are looking for candidates willing to collaborate, innovate, and team with our engineers to generate and utilize today’s cutting-edge technology from design to implementation.

Job Description:

The Sr. Principal Software Engineer is responsible for applying advanced technical expertise with the development, implementation, and utilization of software to interface real-time and closed-loop with weapon subsystems in a way that provides an operationally relevant stimulus to allow for weapon software development integration, 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. Serves as a team spokesperson on advanced projects and programs. Acts as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications. The individual is expected to work in accordance with the Systems Test directives and HWIL One Page Process to perform product design, development, implementation and maintenance.

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

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math and/or related STEM degree from accredited university
  • Ten (10) years of software design experience using C/C++ or other object-oriented languages including some applied work experience developing embedded software and software/hardware integration
  • Five (5) years of experience in a technical leadership or program management role to include managing schedule and resources to meet assigned milestones
  • Prior experience developing software for real-time control of events and/or synchronization
  • Prior experience and knowledge in Unix/Linux computing environments
  • Working knowledge in computer scripting language such as Shell/Perl/Python
  • U.S. Citizenship Required

Desired Education, Skills and Experience:
  • MS or Ph.D. in aforementioned degrees
  • Ability to work with little to no requirements
  • Past engineering experience working in a matrix organization comprised of multi-disciplined design teams across multiple projects with rigorous design disciplines
  • Ability to prioritize work of others and handle multiple tasks at a time
  • A strong advocate for process improvement
  • Experience with intellectual property generation (patents & publications)
  • Team and project leadership skills
  • Experience leading a program transition from development to production
  • Demonstrated ability to manage technical and schedule risks and to identify cost reduction opportunities
  • Knowledgeable in cost/schedule development and management

This position requires the successful issuance, transfer or maintenance of any clearances and/or accesses necessary for the position. 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. Additional detail regarding security clearance factors can be obtained by accessing the DISCO website at:


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.