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Raytheon Technologies Principal Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, Utah

Applied Signal Technology professionals thrive in a culture that celebrates the contributions of its employees, where you can continue your career as a Software Engineer in a challenging and collaborative workplace, one in which you will be inspired to innovate in an inclusive environment where work-life balance is an elegant solution, not a slogan.

You will work in Salt Lake City, Utah, on cutting-edge technology for AST, which develops systems to provide integrated sensor and signal processing products in support of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance that protect your family, your nation and enhance global security. In your free time you explore the historical, cultural, sporting and outdoor activities that abound in Utah from snow-covered mountains to its desert national parks that are often the backdrops for Hollywood productions. AST offers robust reward and recognition programs in compensation, career development, health care, educational assistance, maternal and paternal leave, flexible work schedules, child/adult backup care,401(k), paid holidays and paid time off.

Our team has a need for a Software Engineer who is inspired by a job that challenges you to be proactive, make decisions and generate ideas that will push products above and beyond. You will guide and oversee the build, test and delivery of advanced high-capacity systems that process modern communications for the U.S. intelligence community.

The successful candidate shall be skilled at the integration and maintenance of a product, including debugging issues to root causes.

Work during non-traditional hours will be required in order to support integration and installation of AST products, to include weekends.

The successful candidate will also have a solid understanding of concepts related to networking, software architecture, and standard programming practices.

*This position will be staffed in Salt Lake City, UT *

In this position you will work on unusually complex technical problems and provide solutions which are highly innovative and ingenious.

Application of advanced technical principles, theories and concepts will be necessary while contributing to the development of new principles and concepts and ensuring proper setup, configuration, and functionality of systems being deployed.

Work will be performed under consultative direction toward predetermined long-range goals and objectives.

Assignments will frequently be self-initiated.

Representation as the organizational spokesperson on projects will be necessary.

Advice will be provided to management and customers on product and system solutions to customer’s needs.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience developing in C++ in a Linux environment

  • Experience with system-level integration and testing, specifically, the integration of advanced, custom processing systems, testbeds, and software

  • Experience verifying and validating the software and system work as intended.

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with scripting languages such as Python and Perl

  • Experience and/or knowledge of network protocols, such as TCP/IP

  • Experience with Object Oriented Design and Development

  • Experience working both in a team environment and individually

  • Experience developing, coding, testing, and debugging complex algorithms

  • Existing TS/SCI Clearance (Active within the last 24 months)

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

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with User Interface development

  • Experience with Qt

  • Experience with/or basic understanding of telecommunications systems concepts and/or signal processing

  • Experience with Configuration Management tools, such as git

  • Experience recognizing and responding to urgent system demands

  • Experience working on large complex systems

  • Experience with process improvement

  • Existing TS/SCI with Poly (Active within the last 24 months)

Required Education:

  • Bachelors of Science (BS) Degree. Majors include:

Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics.

Desired Education:

  • Masters of Science (MS) Degree. Majors include:

Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics.

This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons


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.