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Raytheon Technologies X-Lab Software Engineer in Schriever AFB, Colorado

Sr. Principal Systems Engineer

Colorado Springs CO

The X-Lab is responsible for developing future-looking prototypes for the Ballistic Missile Defense System including Sensor/Weapon Integration, Algorithm Development, User Interface Development and other critical leading edge missile defense technologies. The Software Engineers primary responsibility is to work as a member of the X-Lab software development team to develop and test innovative solutions in support of X-Lab projects and experiments.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 10 years of experience working in an integrated team environment with other systems, software, and specialty engineers to develop solutions that includes a background in all aspects of the software development life cycle

  • Demonstrated contributions to object-oriented software development and testing that included the ability to analyze high level needs and defined a structured and logical approach to refine the capability into an integrated set of requirements that led to a fielded product

  • Ability to communicate effectively, clearly present technical approaches and findings, and have experience in writing and implementing engineering plans within a project

  • Experience in working on IRAD-type projects

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Math, Science, and Engineering or related with 10 years’ experience. Additional experience may be used in lieu of a degree. Additional experience may be substituted in lieu of degree

  • Minimum requirements of DOD 8570 IAT III certification (CASP CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, or GCIH)


  • Clearance Requirement: Active/Current Secret Clearance with a TS/SCI being preferable

  • Non-standard work hours are highly likely during event implementation and a small amount of travel may be required

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Test driven development and continuous integration

  • Software architecture design

  • Service Oriented Architecture development principles Ability to refactor code for reusability, readability, and maintainability in an object-oriented codebase

  • Application deployment, integration, and troubleshooting

  • Operating systems experience with Windows & Unix/Linux

  • Experience with the Eclipse IDE, Maven, and Git

  • Conduct and participate in peer reviews

  • Ability to extract data to support analysis

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)

  • Implementation of algorithms

  • Messaging interface development

  • Theory and application of the BMDS, command and control systems and of track correlation algorithms

  • Familiarity with Link-16, including content, transmission rules, etc.

  • Experience with COTS and FOSS

  • Using the Agile methodology for software development

Benefits Offered: 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.

Salary Range: $133,775 to $185,125

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment


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.