Sr Principal Software Engineer-Coyote Software Lead

Denver, Colorado
Jun 20, 2024
Jun 21, 2024
Engineering, Software
Position Type
Engineer, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Date Posted:

2024-06-07 Country:

United States of America Location:

AZ863: 3292 East Hemisphere Loop 3292 East Hemisphere Loop Building M07, Tucson, AZ, 85706 USA Position Role Type:


At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling - to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today's mission and stay ahead of tomorrow's threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

The Software organization develops software applications, including integration and test on missiles, launchers, radars, naval systems, fire control and other complex systems. Our precision software and firmware integrate operating systems, device drivers, networking, and control software to bring together sensor, guidance, and flight control processing features to complete the mission. The Software org is made up of several Centers located across the country, responsible for all aspects of the software development lifecycle. Our 4000+ software engineers design, develop, and build innovative solutions for our customers. Join our fast-paced agile teams on the leading edge of technology.

We are hiring for a Senior Principal Software Engineer to serve as the Coyote Launch Systems Software Lead in the Software Engineering Directorate's Effectors Center supporting the Coyote & Rapid Development programs (CRDP) portfolio of products.

The Coyote Launch Systems Software Lead is responsible for managing all cost, schedule, and execution for Software Engineering activities to deliver Launch System capabilities on the program. The Software Lead is responsible for leading the team that plans and executes all stages of software development and testing for these capabilities in the software builds. The Software Lead will also be responsible for directly contributing to SW design, development, integration, and test of the Coyote Launch System software. In addition, These activities will include but are not limited to Estimate at Completion Reviews (EACs), proposal reviews, staffing projections, and monthly metrics tracking. In addition, the Software Lead will be the primary Software Engineering interface to the customer community, program management, and other stakeholders.

This position is within the Effectors Center of the Software organization, and is an onsite role located in Tucson, AZ.

We value diverse skills and experience, so don't hold back. We encourage curious, creative problem solvers to join our team of bright, dedicated software craftspeople in designing and implementing highly innovative systems. If you're passionate about what you could accomplish here, we'd love to hear from you.

What You Will Do

• Apply expertise in software development for embedded multi-processor systems.
• Manage the execution of all assigned work scope, determine the allocation of personnel within the team to perform that work, and review and approve any contract deliverables before delivery to the customer.
• Support growth through launch manager roadmap development, proposal development and the deployment and continuous improvement of people, processes, and tools.
• Represent the interests of the Software Engineering Directorate on the program.
• Extensive interaction with Program Managers, Chief Engineers, Directorate Managers, Department Manager, SW Chief Product Owners, and Systems and Performance IPT lead.
• Responsible for developing a team capable of delivering the Coyote Launch manager software capabilities, integration plans, test plans, verification items, analysis scripts, test procedures and test reports.
• Responsible for interface and coordination with internal and external organizations for Software Engineering
• Identification, establishment and implementation of best practices and lessons learned.
• Represent the Raytheon Software Engineering team to the customer during regular programmatic and technical meetings.

What You Will Learn

Exposure to working on unmanned aerial vehicles.

Qualifications You Must Have

• Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other STEM related field and 10 years of relevant experience
• Active and transferable U.S. Secret government issued security clearance is required prior to start date. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.
• Experience in missile systems design and performance requirements development.
• Experience using C/C++ language

• Experience developing, testing and/or integrating real-time software.
• Formal Qualification Testing (FQT) experience.

• Experience using scripting languages (Python is preferred).
• Experience using the Agile software development process.
• Experience leading teams in a technical capacity.

Qualifications We Prefer

• genSoft/COE experience.
• Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Certified and Cost Account Manager (CAM) experience.
• Program Management certification or experience

Learn More & Apply Now!
  • RTX solves some of the toughest challenges in aerospace and defense. That requires expansive thinking and bold innovation - and that, in turn, requires a culture that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.
We embrace individuality and diversity of thought to fuel opportunity for our employees, our customers, and our communities. We work toward progress, knowing that a more inclusive world is critical to our mission. Not just in this moment, but always.

We offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement, and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance, and child/adult backup care. We have Full-time and Part-time opportunities available.
  • Please consider the following role type definition as you apply for this role.
  • Onsite : Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.
  • This position is onsite at our campus in beautiful Tucson, AZ. Tucson has a friendly, caring, and laid-back atmosphere, combined with the innovation and energy of a metropolitan region, and recognized as one of America's 10 Best Small Cities. Surrounded by beautiful mountains, colorful Sonoran Desert landscape and majestic saguaro cacti, Tucson is blessed with some of nature's best work. Tucson is known for its bright blue skies, and with more than 310 sunny days per year, Tucson's fantastic weather lets residents enjoy the outdoors year-round.
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The salary range for this role is 118,000 USD - 246,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company's performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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