Principal Software Engineer – ELINT/RF SIGINT – AST Surveillance Systems Division – Active TS/SCI with CI Poly Preferred – San Jose, CA or Annapolis Junction, MD – (GSD-AST), San Jose, California, United States of America

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San Jose, California, United States of America

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United States of America


CA827: 100 Headquarters Dr San Jose 100 Headquarters Drive , San Jose, CA, 95134 USA

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Raytheon Applied Signal Technology (AST) is seeking engineers who strive for excellence and have a passion to be part of a team that strengthens our nation and improves the security of our world.

AST provides trusted strategic and tactical SIGINT solutions that protect the interests of the U.S. and its partners.  AST’s work in areas such as high-capacity broadband communications, signal processing and analysis, tactical SIGINT, and wireless communications continually challenges our extraordinary engineers to solve problems and make the world a safer place.  AST’s work environment is passionate, highly collaborative and provides engineers the freedom to strengthen and expand their skills, explore new and innovative ideas, and work closely with our nation’s finest service members all while embracing integrity, diversity, and work-life balance. 

Work Location:

*** The work locations offered for this position include our Silicon Valley Office located in north San Jose, CA (desired) or our Annapolis Junction, MD office.  The flexible workplace roles offered for this position allow you to work mostly in the office (Onsite) or to work a combination of both onsite and offsite (Hybrid). ***

Job Summary:

The AST Surveillance Systems Division is currently seeking a Principal Software Engineer with deep experience in software system development of airborne radiofrequency signals intelligence (RF SIGINT) sensor products and electronic intelligence/electronic warfare (ELINT/EW) techniques.  In this position, the Principal Software Engineer will use their software engineering expertise to develop and deploy next generation electronic intelligence/communications intelligence (ELINT/COMINT) sensor solutions, to support integration, validation and operations of deployed systems, and to support SIGINT-related I&RD projects.

Required Experience & Skills

Software development experience in C/C++ development environments across various operating system platforms (Linux, Windows, VxWorks, and/or other embedded CPU targets).

Experience developing Airborne ELINT/COMINT systems and/or related airborne radar systems.

Demonstrated experience as a software technical lead on a SIGINT development program.

Experience with field support (integration, validation, operations) of deployed systems.

Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and presentation) with the ability to effectively communicate with subordinates, peers, and leadership.

Ability to travel up to 25% (typically for business and customer meetings, operational field support, and customer demonstrations).

Desired Experience, Skills, Capabilities

Current Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) – eligible for an immediate TS/SCI Clearance is highly desired.

Experience with radar emitter signal identification and sorting (i.e., Deinterleaving) and ELINT databases (e.g., EPL, CED, EWIR, MIDB, etc.).

Operational experience with Tasking, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination of ELINT data from an airborne ISR platform is highly desired.

Experience in the full software product development life cycle (design, implementation, testing, verification, deployment) with organizations developing complex COMINT, ELINT, and/or EW systems.

Experience interacting with senior management in business and engineering and working directly with customer personnel.

Experience with Agile, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, or DevOps methodologies.

Required Security Clearance

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Ability to obtain and maintain TS/SCI with CI Poly security clearance.

Education and Experience:

Typically requires a University Degree or equivalent experience and minimum 8 years prior relevant experience, or An Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 5 years experience

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: Only employees currently within RMD and RI&S have the potential to receive a Referral Award for submitting a referral to RMD and RI&S roles.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the Referral Awarding.


The salary range for this role is 94,000 USD – 196,000 USD; however, Raytheon Technologies considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, education/training, and key skills.

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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