Principal Infrastructure Engineer

Raytheon Mclean , VA 22107

Posted 2 months ago

What does it take to make the world a safer place? It takes delivering innovative technology and collaborating with some of the finest talent in the engineering field. Whether you're a software engineer or a mechanical engineer, at Raytheon you'll grow a varied and rewarding career. And you'll be supported with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that promotes work/life. If you're ready to take on today's big challenges, discover a world of opportunity at Raytheon.

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Raytheon Applied Signal Technology is a diversified intelligence and defense company that develops systems to provide integrated sensor and signal processing products in support of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

Our Engineering Division has a need for an Infrastructure Engineer to build, integrate, and maintain advanced high-capacity systems that process modern high-speed communications for the US intelligence community. The successful candidate shall be skilled at the integration and maintenance of a product, including debugging issues to root causes. The successful candidate will also have a solid understanding of concepts related to networking, software architecture, and standard programming practices.

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.

The candidate will work with other experienced developers in our McLean, VA office for the protection of our country. The successful candidate will also generate briefings and present material clearly to team members, customers, and Raytheon Applied Signal Technology management as necessary.

Required Skills:

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

  • Experience with Linux

  • Experience with Object Oriented Design and Development

  • Experience with multi-threaded code

  • Experience with System Administration

  • Experience with distributed or networked systems

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

  • Experience working both in a team environment and individually

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

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, and weekends as needed

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

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

  • Experience with Configuration Management tools, such as Puppet, Chef, or Salt

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python and Perl

  • Experience with Cisco networking equipment

  • Experience with process improvement

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

Required Education (including major): Bachelors of Science (BS) Degree. Majors include: Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics.

Desired Education (including major): 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 135554BR 135554

Business Unit Profile

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) builds radars and other sensors for aircraft, spacecraft and ships. The business also provides communications and electronic warfare solutions and performs research in areas ranging from linguistics to quantum computing. SAS is headquartered in McKinney, Texas USA. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- in the marketplace and the workplace. We strive to hire people who reflect our communities and embrace diversity and inclusion to advance our culture, develop our employees, and grow our business.

Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

Relocation Eligible


Clearance Type

TS/SCI - Current


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Software Engineering

Systems Engineering

Type Of Job

Full Time

Work Location

VA - McLean

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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