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Raytheon Technologies Operations, System, and Software Engineer in Pasadena, California

Raytheon Intelligence and Space (RIS) in Pasadena, California is looking for Operations, System, and Software Engineer to assist Mars Science Laboratory in scheduling communications activities with Mars orbiters and the Deep Space Network. Effective telecom scheduling is essential to optimizing the science return of the mission.

Life with Raytheon Intelligence and Space

In this role, you will work with an amazing team of engineers that is leading the industry in space-enable information. You will get to work with a team that developing new space system and flight software, and providing engineering, training and operations support for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Join a team the puts your development and growth first.

This position is located in Pasadena, California and does not offer relocation.

What You will Get to Do:

As a Operations, System, and Software Engineer, you will do a combination of telecommunications planning operations work as well as software development to support said operations. As Mars Science Laboratory Communications Planner, you will focus on coordinating the schedule for which Mars orbital overflights and Deep Space Network windows the Curiosity rover will use for uplink and downlink communications.

As Operations, System, and Software Engineer, your responsibilities will also include:

  • Performing the Mars Science Laboratory tactical communications process and delivering the resulting spacecraft sequences. The generation of data volume predicts using orbiter SPK files and SPS files.

  • Essential knowledge includes how to translate that into data volume estimates and protocols to follow for work with other missions when there are strict operational constraints.

  • Diagnose and engage support when issues arise in connecting to non-MSL interfaces. To support streamlining the operations process the ideal candidate will also possess the software skills necessary to assist in the operations work.

    You will Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree and at least 8 years of software developing experience

  • 5+ years of software development in Python and full stack web development

  • Software development will include full stack web development including python and Django expertise for back-end and JS/CSS/HTML for frontend

  • 2+ years of experience working with multiple NASA missions and the Deep Space Network and deep understanding of their process and terminology

  • Working experience with Linux operating system environments

  • Experience troubleshooting cross mission software interfaces

It Would Be Great if You Also Had One or more of the following:

  • Deep understanding of multiple JPL proprietary software systems and interfaces for tracking orbital details and DSN availability

  • Experience with Mars surface mission operations. A focus on strategic telecom work is highly desired

  • General understanding and application of standard principles, theories, concepts and techniques in software engineering field and knowledge of the software lifecycle

  • GUI web development experience to build charting and reporting capabilities

  • Comprehensive understanding of NAIF spice kernels to track spacecraft positioning is highly desired

  • Experience developing/testing software tools and applications

  • Experience working with instrument and/or spacecraft operations teams

  • General knowledge of instrument and spacecraft operations or ground data system operations

  • General knowledge of applicable Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations

    What We can Offer You:

Work/Life Balance

Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. We understand that work-life balance is important. We offer some flexibility in how you structure your work to suit your other life commitments while adhering to core office working hours.

Mentorship & Career Growth

Our team is dedicated to supporting new team members. Our team has a broad mix of experience levels and Raytheon tenures, and we’re developing an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior engineers truly enjoy mentoring more junior engineers and engineers from non-traditional backgrounds through one-on-one mentoring and thorough, but kind, code reviews.

We care about your career growth. We try to assign projects and tasks based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.

Inclusive Team Culture

Here at Raytheon, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have nine employee-led Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), reaching 181,000 employees globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and we host annual and ongoing learning experiences.

Benefits: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, EAP, education assistance, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays

Due to the nature of the work, we can only consider a U.S. Person who is eligible to obtain any required Export Authorization.

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