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Principal Software Engineer

Are you a dynamic experienced Software Engineer interested in an opportunity to work in the greater Dallas area?

Then join our Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) team and contribute to programs that save lives and enable the freedoms we enjoy. Every day at SAS our extraordinary engineers are empowered for excellence and inspired to invent in an inclusive environment where work-life balance is an elegant solution, not a slogan.

Our dynamic and diverse engineers develop demanding, trusted, superior solutions to make the world a safer place. We are looking for a proven and progressive leader to join our Software Engineering Center team in Dallas, Texas.

SAS is a leading provider of integrated sensor, communication and electronic warfare systems giving military forces accurate and timely actionable information for the network-centric battlefield. You will continue your career working on cutting-edge technology for SAS by day, while in your free time you can explore the many cultural, entertainment and outdoor wonders that make Dallas so unique.

SAS offers robust reward and recognition programs in compensation, career development, health care, educational assistance, maternal and paternal leave, flexible work schedules, child/adult backup care, 401(k), paid holidays and paid time off. In addition, this position is eligible for relocation assistance.

You will work with SAS professionals around the country who thrive in a culture that celebrates the contributions of its employees. You will continue your career in a challenging and collaborative workplace, joining a team with a tradition of achievement through thought and teamwork.

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

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.

Required Skills:
•Minimum of 8 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
•U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.
•Ability to obtain a Special Access Program (SAP) clearance

Desired 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:
Minimum Bachelor’s of Science degree (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field

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.

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