Senior Principal Signal Processing Software Engineer


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Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description:
This is your opportunity to join the AN/TPY-2 Radar software Team in Woburn, Massachusetts as a Senior Principal Signal Processing Software Engineer to support our X-Band Radar software line. The signal processing software team works with the latest algorithms to implement real-time solutions that improve our missile defense discrimination capabilities. This position involves high level design, software development, integration, and testing of real-time Radar software. The candidate will be responsible for architectural design, application design, and implementation of integrated Radar signal processing software applications. Our radar software applications are developed using Ada, C++/C and Java programming languages running on a variety of computing platforms running Linux or UNIX operating systems.
The Missile Defense Radar Software Department’s mission is to provide world class Missile Defense and Surveillance Radar Software to be used in radar systems deployed on land and sea. Our software teams employ an AGILE Scrum process to rapidly design, code, and integrate 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.
The candidate will be expected to be a key contributor for complex development tasks and be able to provide technical leadership in multiple areas of software engineering. This position requires understanding of real-time, signal processing software design and the ability to recognize the performance implications associated with specific detail implementations. The candidate will require the ability to understand the “big picture” of the radar system and also be able to develop or review detail solutions at the source code level.

This position is a Salary Grade G11.

Required Skills:

  • Existing secret clearance or ability to obtain a clearance with interim within 30 days and full clearance thereafter.
  • Minimum 10 yrs experience in all phases of software engineering
  • 6+ years of experience with C++/C
  • 6 years Linux or UNIX experience
  • 3 years signal processing software development experience
  • Software development experience in a DoD environment
  • Experience at the Software architecture level

Desired Skills:

  • Experience implementing complex real-time signal processing algorithms in C++ that meet latency and throughput performance requirements
  • Familiarity with typical radar signal processing algorithms such as pulse compression, multi-pulse processing, CFAR detection, adaptive processing
  • Understanding of parallelism and concurrency as applied to algorithm implementation on shared memory and distributed systems
  • Experience in multithreaded, multiprocessor software development
  • Familiarity with the following SW Tools: Rational Apex, ClearCase, DOORS, iTracker, MATLAB
  • Experience on XBR, AN/TPY-2, COBRA DANE, GBR-P, or similar missile defense radars.
  • Experience in an Agile/SCRUM development environment
  • Strong Object-Oriented Design Knowledge
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Good verbal and written communication skills All these job responsibilities are to be executed in harmony with Raytheon’s Code of Business Ethics and Conduct policy which sets the standard by which we operate and how we treat others.
  • Required Education:
  • BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Software Engineering, or relevant STEM degree (Master’s Degree preferred)

What’s YOUR Mission?

  • At Raytheon, 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 constant innovation is made possible by a strong culture, investing in our people, and an unwavering vision that’s shared by Raytheon employees across the globe – a vision of one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place.

    Raytheon 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.

    What We offer: Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, Raytheon offers 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 Raytheon offers include paternal leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

    Find out why Forbes ranks us among the top 500 of America’s Best Employers by visiting us online at

This position requires either a U.S. Person or a Non-U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.


Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries.


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