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Raytheon Technologies Senior Software Engineer in Sterling, Virginia

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United States of America


HVA34: Sterling, VA 22640 Davis Dr , Sterling, VA, 20164-7104 USA

Do you want to be a part of something bigger? A team whose impact stretches across the world, and even beyond? At Collins Aerospace, our Mission Systems team helps civilian, military and government customers complete their most complex missions — whatever and wherever they may be. Our customers depend on us for intelligent and secure communications, missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft and collaborative space solutions. By joining our team, you’ll have your own critical part to play in ensuring our customer succeeds today while anticipating their needs for tomorrow. Are you up for the challenge? Join our mission today.

Senior Software Engineer - Simulation Solutions & Services


This Software Engineer position is within the Simulation Solutions & Services (SS&S) business area. SS&S develops and builds simulators and training systems for both military and commercial customers. Devices range in complexity from desktop trainers to high-fidelity weapon systems and full-flight training systems. This position is located in Sterling, VA. A comprehensive relocation package is available for qualified candidates. This position is located in Sterling, VA.


  • Capture and analyze customer requirements; derive product requirements

  • Design, develop, test, and debug real-time, multi-threaded, distributed software applications, APIs, and associated user interfaces for simulation and training

  • Regularly collaborate with other software engineers and project management to plan and prioritize development tasks on an Agile development team

  • Provide accurate time estimates for software development activities

  • Support, maintain, and enhance existing software products as necessary

  • Actively learn new technologies and techniques and apply them to new domains and problem sets

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience OR Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 3 years experience OR In absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required

  • Typically requires a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) and a minimum of 5 years of prior relevant experience unless prohibited by local laws/regulations.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Must have or be capable of obtaining a US Department of Defense (DoD) security clearance. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation/reinstatement and must meet eligibility requirements

  • (4+ years) Experience with Windows 7 and Windows 10 GUI design & development using MVVM UI design pattern and .NET, WPF, XAML

  • Experience with the full Software Development Lifecycle including:

  • Planning and requirements analysis

  • Object-oriented design and implementation using C#

  • Software unit test (GoogleTest, NUnit or similar)

  • Source code control (Subversion, Git, ClearCase, etc.)

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Simulation and modeling software development

  • C/C++ software development

  • Static code analysis, fuzz testing and secure coding practices

  • Continuous Integration experience (Bamboo, Jenkins, TeamCity or similar)

  • OpenGL development (v3.3 or later)

  • RDBMS databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.

  • Development using game engines (Unity, Unreal, etc.)

  • Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, and other virtualization and cloud computing technologies

  • (2+ years) Python or other scripting language

  • (2+ years) Cross-platform and/or mobile app development

  • (1+ years) Network programming and diagnostics (TCP/UDP sockets, raw sockets, packet sniffing, etc.)

  • (1+ years) Agile, Kanban, or Scrum development methodologies

Diversity drives innovation; inclusion drives success . We believe a multitude of approaches and ideas enable us to deliver the best results for our workforce, workplace, and customers. We are committed to fostering a culture where all employees can share their passions and ideas so we can tackle the toughest challenges in our industry and pave new paths to limitless possibility.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

  • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution, including a Lifetime Income Strategy option

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Life insurance and disability coverage

  • Optional coverages you can buy: Pet Insurance, Home and Auto, additional life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, group legal

  • Ovia Health, fertility and family planning

  • Employee Assistance Plan, including up to 5 free counseling sessions

  • Redbrick - Incentives for a Healthy You

  • Autism Benefit

  • Doctor on Demand, virtual doctor visits

  • Adoption Assistance

  • Best Doctors, second opinion program

  • And more!

    Nothing matters more to Collins Aerospace than our strong ethical and safety commitments. As such, all U.S. positions require a background check, which may include a drug screen.

    At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

    Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

    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.

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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.