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Raytheon Company | Aurora, Colorado
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Job Description

Would you like to work in a collaborative environment at a state of the art facility in Colorado?

Then join our Raytheon team of engineers solving problems that make the world a safer place and help to secure our great nation! Come support those who provide us with all the freedoms we enjoy.

Our facility in Aurora, CO offers amenities that create work and life balance. On site we have a 24/7 fitness facility, health center, cafeteria, collaboration rooms and dynamic break areas for easy conversation and socialization. Additionally, employee appreciation lunches, bonus opportunities, and great benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401K match, flexible work schedule - just to name a few. Click here to view a brief video and learn more:

Global Intelligence Solutions (GIS) supports national security objectives by providing comprehensive technical, analytical and operational support to the intelligence community.

This position is eligible for a Sign on Bonus up to 40k for a candidate with a current TS/SCI that can be verified and hired at Raytheon.

Program Description

The Advanced Mission Solutions (AMS) area consists of special access programs which provides ground system development, integration, operations and sustainment. AMS is seeking a talented software engineer to join our team to work on cyber related programs/systems. The candidate must have experience and knowledge with software engineering using object oriented methodologies. Candidates should have ability to work well on a team and independently. The principal software engineer will be a senior team member of a dynamic and multidiscipline development team within the AMS program area.


  • Development and implementation of operational cyber mission systems
  • Collaborate with other team members to define and analyze different architectural and implementation approaches to fully integrate cyber operations
  • Function as both a Subject Matter Expert offering guidance to other team members / mentoring junior engineers and as an individual contributor
  • A leader in establishing, communicating and following SW processes and procedures for development, architectural compliance, documentation, external and internal interfaces, and other software engineering work products/artifacts
  • Develop software architecture, preliminary design and detailed design
  • Works closely with the systems design team to implement all aspects of the system
  • Translate Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and DoDAF artifacts into software designs
  • Defining and implementing software prototypes to demonstrate capabilities and burn down risk
  • Defining SW tasks & schedules
  • Interaction with customers and users effectively and professionally
  • Object-oriented Java design, coding and application of architectural design patterns
  • Troubleshooting software problems and provide solutions across the development team
  • Multi-disciplinary team player
  • Proven ability to complete assigned tasks to achieve program milestones

Required Skills:

  • US Citizen with current/existing TS/SCI security clearance
  • Minimum 8+ years of related software engineering work experience
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the cyber exploitation and attack process, to include aspects of vulnerability research techniques and operationalization
  • Knowledge of common Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) used by Advanced Persistent Threats to exploit and attack systems
  • Experience with evaluating and detecting attack vectors
  • Application of common FOSS and COTS tools for system scanning, exploit detection, etc.
  • Integration of cyber mission capabilities within an operational mission system as a means to incorporate cyber operations within a larger mission context
  • Strong experience with computer languages such as C/C++, Perl, Ruby, Python, XML, Java, and Unix script
  • Strong experience with current operating systems such as Windows, CentOS, Red Hat Linux
  • Experience with embedded real-time Operating Systems such as Green Hills Integrity
  • Experience performing risk assessments, vulnerability analysis, and security assessments
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Project, PowerPoint, Excel and Word)
  • Experience establishing and maintaining good working relationships with all levels of the organization, including Government customer, IPT leadership, and support organizations
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – position will involve the development of white papers and presentations as part of new business activities
  • Must be willing and able to travel, as required
Desired Skills:

  • Strong cyber background with in-depth experience and familiarity with full spectrum cyber operations from planning to mission execution and should be knowledgeable about attack strategies from a cyber-perspective and defensive counter operations
  • Experience with varying network and computer platforms, preferably with some background in cyber operations with respect to embedded platforms.
  • Ability to communicate complex and diverse engineering topics to achieve team consensus
  • Experience with Cyber modeling and simulation and analyzing impacts on mission effectiveness
  • Familiarity with cyber mission planning, to include applications of JP 5.0 and JP 3.0 to cyber planning and operations
  • Development of operational architectures to implement dynamic defense capabilities
  • Familiarity with DODAF architecture concepts
  • Analysis of operational mission systems to identify, assess, and design security features
  • Creation of network diagrams
  • Experience with two-factor authentication, network surveillance technology, intrusion detection, endpoint protection, data leakage protection, and encryption solutions and systems
  • Mentoring of younger engineers
  • Master’s Degree or higher in Engineering, Science or Mathematics
Required Education (including Major):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, Mathematics

Security Clearance:

  • Must be a US Citizen and have an active TS/SCI clearance with poly on day one of employment. Must be cross-over eligible.

Business Unit Profile:

Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services delivers innovative technology to make the world a safer place. Our expertise in cyber, analytics and automation allow us to reach beyond what others think is possible to underpin national security and give our global customers unique solutions to solve the most pressing modern challenges -- from the cyber domain to automated operations, and from intelligent transportation solutions to creating clear insight from large volumes of data. IIS operates at nearly 550 sites in 80 countries, and is headquartered in Dulles, Virginia. The business area generated approximately $6 billion in 2016 revenues. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- in the marketplace and the workplace. We strive to hire people who reflect our communities and embrace diversity and inclusion to advance our culture, develop our employees, and grow our business.


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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.


About Raytheon Company

Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services

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