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Job Description

Raytheon Pasadena is looking for a Sr. Software Architect to support exciting projects with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA.

The successful candidate will be a leader in establishing, communicating and following software processes and procedures for development, architectural compliance, documentation, external and internal interfaces, as well as other software engineering work products/artifacts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing data processing software for a special studies ground team to implement in a U.S. Government enterprise architecture
  • Responsible for all stages of the software product life cycle – planning, analyzing, coding, designing, integrating, testing, deploying and providing support for production
  • Mentoring of developers on development lifecycle
  • Define software use-cases, requirements and interfaces
  • Interacting with data scientists to convert prototype algorithms into automated, robust data processing software
  • Developing, modernizing and managing critical infrastructure and applications for intelligence customers
  • Providing software architecture, preliminary design and detailed design
  • Defining and implementing software prototypes to demonstrate capabilities and burn down risk
  • Defining software tasks and schedules
  • Troubleshooting software problems and provide solutions across the development team

Education / Work Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in STEM with a minimum of 8 years of software engineering or related experience

Required Skills:
  • Experience developing with one or more of the following technologies: Python, C, C++
  • Software development experience in team environment using software support tools for version control, issue tracking, collaboration, automation, containerization, document generation (JIRA, GIT, Artifactory, Confluence, Jenkins, Docker, Sphinx)
  • Ability to establish and follow an enterprise framework for all phases of software development: requirements, design, development, testing, and delivery
  • Experience working with structures and/or thermal design and analysis
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, including mentoring of teammates
  • Demonstrated decision making, including the ability to provide justification of decisions
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills including:
    • experience with customer interaction
    • end-user engagement including preparing and presenting status information and technical material
    • ability to communicate complex and diverse engineering topics to achieve team consensus
  • Multi-disciplinary team player
  • Ability to work closely with systems design team, developers and other team members to implement system/project requirements
  • Proven ability to complete assigned tasks to achieve program milestones
  • Skilled and understanding and designing software interfaces

Desirable Skills:
  • Advanced degrees and certifications
  • Familiar with JPL, NASA, or DoD practices and standards
  • Knowledgeable of software languages (MATLAB, XML, JSON, Java, CUDA, Markup)
  • Understands data file formats and image processing software and tools
  • Experienced Familiar with software code analyzers/audit tools (Coverity, Semmle)
  • Ability and willingness to learn new software skills as needed to perform project tasks
  • Ability to work in a complex multi-task, schedule-driven environment
  • Ability and initiative to perform effectively with minimal day-to-day oversight
  • Familiarity with providing Basis of Estimates and software bids

This position requires a U.S. Citizen 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, 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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