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RTX Corporation Senior Principal Software Engineer-Software Test Lead in Tucson, Arizona

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United States of America


AZ202: 3350 EHemisphere Loop Bldg M09 3350 EHemisphere Loop Bldg M09 Building M09, Tucson, AZ, 85706 USA

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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.

Raytheon Software Engineering is looking for a Senior Principal Software Engineer – Software Test Lead for a common software development team of over 100 cross-discipline engineers. The team is developing operational flight, Built-In Test (BIT), and Common Munitions Built-in-test and Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE) software capabilities for multiple Advanced Technology missile programs. The team delivers acceptance tested source code, test scripts, test reports, and test infrastructure digital products to stakeholder programs. Stakeholder programs incorporate the team's source code and test scripts into their builds for integration and test including design verification testing (DVT), and formal qualification testing (FQT).

The successful candidate will plan, coordinate, and lead all aspects of software testing including unit, design verification, regression, and acceptance tests. The successful candidate will take full ownership of all test processes including development of test scripts, software requirement specifications (SRS), test descriptions, test plans, and test event execution to ensure test readiness reviews (TRR), and test review boards (TRB) are executed on schedule to deliver test reports and scripts to stakeholder programs. This will require close collaboration with the software test architect and stakeholder program FQT leads and IPT leads, such as software, algorithm, systems, and systems test. The Software Test Lead will provide technical direction and coordinate teams of cross-discipline engineers to plan, assign, status, and guide Agile tasks. The successful candidate must have the ability to manage time and resources to meet assigned deadlines.

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

  • Ability to obtain program access

  • Coordinate with Systems to develop, mature, and update requirements

  • Coordinate and lead automation test script development

  • Coordinate and lead development of test plans and test descriptions

  • Coordinate with stakeholder programs and various IPTs for planning acceptance testing

  • Work in an Agile and DevOps development environment, being part of a highly integrated team working closely with systems, integration, and verification teams

  • Work and communicate effectively across disciplines with all levels of program, customer, and technical leads (IPTs, chief engineers, architects)

  • Provide presentations to communicate status to program leadership and the customer

  • Utilizes Git, Microsoft Azure DevOps Server, and a Raytheon test framework

Qualifications You Must Have

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other STEM related field and 10 years of experience.

  • Experience in creating test scenarios

  • Experience creating Test Description Documents and Test Reports

  • Experience creating presentation packages for TRR/TRB

  • C++, Python, Perl, or shell scripting experience

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Qualifications We Prefer

  • Experience with Raytheon development environments

  • Experience in MATLAB scripting

  • Agile and Scrum team member experience

  • Experience as a Scrum Master or Product Owner

  • Experience with Raytheon test automation frameworks

  • Missile development program software engineering experience

  • Experience with missile software Test Automation infrastructure

  • Experience developing software test plans and software requirements

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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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.