Real Time Embedded Principal Software Engineer ** Minimum 30K Sign on Bonus, TUCSON, ARIZONA


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Tucson, Arizona

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United States of America


AZ201: RMS AP Bldg 801 1151 East Hermans Road Building 801, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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**This position is eligible for a minimum of $30K Sign-On Bonus**

**Sign-on bonuses are not permitted for internal applicants.

About Us:

At Raytheon Missiles & Defense, you will have the opportunity to try new things and make a bigger difference across a broader end-to-end solution, a richer technology and product set, an expanded range of disciplines, a growing global footprint and a more diverse team of colleagues and customers.

The Software Products Engineering (SPE) 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 integrates operating systems, device drivers, networking, and control software to bring together sensor, guidance, and flight control processing features to complete the mission.  SPE is responsible for all aspects of the software development life-cycle.  Our 2000+ software engineers design, develop, and build innovative solutions for our customers.  Join our fast-paced agile teams on the leading edge of technology. 

Job Summary:

As a software engineer on the SPE Effectors team, you will be responsible for applying advanced technical expertise with C/C++ software development for embedded multi-processor systems, contributing to the development of new principles and concepts, resolving complex technical software problems, and providing innovative solutions. Work under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives. Assignments are often self-initiated and while supporting this role, you will determine and pursue courses of action necessary to obtain desired results. Follow or recommend changes to department processes and procedures and review software products for soundness of technical judgment and adequacy. Share guidance to support junior staff. Develop advanced technological ideas and guide their development into a final product. Utilize Agile software development methods for automation, and continuous integration. Serve as a team spokesperson on advanced projects and programs. Act as advisor to management and customers on advanced technical research studies and applications.

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.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

Apply expertise in software development for embedded multi-processor systems.

Provide innovative and creative software solutions to complex technical problems.

Follow and/or recommend changes to established processes and procedures.

Review software products for soundness of technical judgment and adequacy.

Produce documentation related to the design and release of software artifacts.

Utilize agile software development methods, automation, and continuous integration.

Qualifications You Must Have:

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree and 8 years of relevant work experience OR in absence of a degree, 12 years of relevant work experience is required.

Experience using C/C++ language

Experience developing, testing and/or integrating real-time software

Experience using embedded Real Time Operating systems (RTOSs) (e.g., Green Hills, Integrity, Wind River VxWorks, Linux, etc.)

Experience in technical leadership of small teams

The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance prior to the start date. Only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance

Qualifications We Value:

Bachelor’s degree in STEM field. (Preferred Degrees: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science)

Practical experience with guidance, navigation, sensing, tracking, and discriminating systems and associated algorithms is highly desired.

Experience designing and architecting real-time embedded software on multi-core systems.

Experience with Agile Software development methods (e.g., Scrum, continuous integration, etc.)

Experience using scripting languages (e.g., Perl, Python).

Experience adapting Board Support Packages.

What We Offer:  Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, 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.

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility 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. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:

Location Information: 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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Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles. ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the Referral Award.


Raytheon Technologies 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.

RTX Raytheon Missiles & Defense / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01611896  2023.05.06 

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