1+ months

Staff Engineer -Software Lead, Mission Systems

Raytheon Missle Systems
Richardson, TX 75081

Date Posted:



United States of America


HTX36: Richardson, TX 3200 E Renner Rd
, Richardson, TX, 75082-2402 USA

Collins Aerospace is currently seeking qualified candidates for a software lead position, who can lead a software team across a number of key software lifecycle development activities, including the design, development and the integration testing of mission systems software. The candidate should have demonstrated strong leadership skills, be self-motivated, and able to work in a fast paced environment as part of a dynamic software development team. The candidate must be able to work in cross-functional teams, and possess strong communication skills. Additionally, the candidate should be experienced with common software engineering tools and practices and earned value management.

Job Responsibilities

+ Demonstrate expert knowledge of product domain and systems across Business Unit.

+ Plan, assign, and track assignments for software team.

+ Track and report earned value for software execution.

+ Collaborate with cross functional team to develop functional, interface and performance specifications for software implementation. Identify and document architecturally significant requirements and technical risk areas. Drive understanding of competitive offerings, technology roadmaps, customer needs and product improvement.

+ Mentors product development teams in utilization of the appropriate Collins Aerospace processes and tools during all stages of development.

+ Capable to lead and develop engineering estimates for Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) and Bid proposals, using applicable enterprise estimation tools, for multiple component systems involving interaction of software in multiple system deliverables.

+ Capable to serve as software lead in integration, verification and validation for products and sub-systems of high complexity including clean sheet designs.

+ Mentors teams on the design, coding, testing, integration and documentation of complex software. Drives needed changes to internal processes and tools for software development to increase productivity or quality.

+ Responsible for technical details of software designs, ensuring they meet the expectations of the customer.

+ Capable to lead or review technical proposal preparations and participate as a subject matter expert in internal peer and design reviews, non-advocate, and customer reviews. Assure that development products are designed to meet the applicable Collins Aerospace, Business Unit, and Customer/Project requirements.

+ Develop and/or utilize prognostic metrics to drive efficient software design & development. Review metrics and software performance trends, identify systemic root causes and process improvements, and recommend new approaches, tools, techniques that drive continuous improvements in software development processes.

+ Considered an expert on company, industry practices and standards. Be aware of emerging industry trends relative to operating systems, processors, modeling, simulation and development platforms. Lead Continuous Improvement projects that result in new approaches and techniques to product development. Identify gaps in technical knowledge, create training to close gaps.

+ Able to communicate complicated and detailed technical topics to a wide range of audiences and be able to tailor the message appropriately.

+ Individual job duties may vary.

+ Some Domestic Travel may be required.

Basic Qualifications:

+ 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

+ Bachelors degree and 7 years of relevant experience OR

+ Advance degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR

+ In absence of a degree, 11 years of relevant experience is required

+ Well disciplined in software engineering processes and methodologies

+ Well disciplined in configuration management practices

+ Experience of leading a multi-disciplined software development team

+ Experience in all software lifecycle disciplines including design, implementation, and test

+ Experience of planning and scheduling software development activities

+ Experience of presenting to and communicating with customers and management

+ Proficient with earned value tracking and reporting methods

+ Demonstrated commitment to software quality including software peer reviews

+ Experience with industry standard software development tools (such as Subversion, Enterprise Architect, GDB, or equivalents)

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) discipline, Computer Science preferred

+ Experience with requirements capture, decomposition, and traceability

+ Prior experience of developing software in high level languages such as C, C++, or Java

+ Prior experience with real time embedded programming

+ Familiarity with Model-Based Systems engineering

+ Familiarity with object-oriented design and UML modeling

+ Strong background in software development lifecycle models and processes for department of defense contracts

+ Experience working on software for military applications and/or experience of working on government programs

Candidates should possess the following attributes:

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

+ Drive and self-motivation

+ Ability to work in a fast paced environment and to learn quickly as part of a growing team

+ Demonstrated ability to prioritize and multi-task

+ Disciplined approach to developing high quality software

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies company, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

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, youll 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.

Collins Aerospace Diversity & Inclusion Statement:

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.


+ Background check and drug screen required (every external new hire in the U.S.)

+ Drug Screen only performed on re-hires who have been gone for more than 1 year

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.


Posted: 2021-01-23 Expires: 2021-03-23

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