Java Software Developer - Senior

Raytheon - Cambridge, MA4.0

Fighting a multi-domain war requires integration across platforms, systems, military branches and coalition forces. The Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System (AOC WS) is the command and control center for operational mission planning, executing and assessing joint air operations during a contingency or conflict. The AOC WS provides the USAF with the strategic capability with operators at 22 global AOC WS locations providing command and control to aircraft through all of the Air Force's multiple critical missions.

Currently, the Air Force is modernizing their AOC WS, providing a technological advantage in everything from security to actionable insight in the digital battlespace. Using software development best practices, such as Agile and DevOps, IIS will integrate data from more than 45 disparate systems and applications that feed data into the AOC WSs. Raytheon’s innovative ‘Modernization through Sustainment’ approach incrementally improves systems without interrupting critical missions. As part of this ‘Modernization through Sustainment’ strategy, the team will work with the Air Force to standardize, modernize, sustain and transform the 22 AOCs worldwide into interoperable net-centric AOC WS. The upcoming improvements will facilitate machine-to-machine data transfer, allowing commanders to make decisions more quickly while reducing human error.
The U.S. Air Force Materiel Command has awarded IIS a contract valued up to $375 million over six years to implement the ‘Modernization through Sustainment’ strategy for the AOC WS. Under this multi-year contract, Raytheon will update the existing AOC WS baseline software and develop and deploy new software upgrades to improve air and space command and control operations.

Job Description:
Initially, the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) and The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) are executing a Pathfinder Project to bring new capabilities to the AOC WS using best commercial software development practices. In order to do this, Raytheon IIS is immediately recruiting to fill IIS positions for this highly collaborative effort.
Work will be performed primarily at the Kessel Run Experimentation Lab (KREL) in the North End of Boston across from the TD Garden, with potential for periodic travel to Hanscom AFB and/or other AOCP locations in Washington DC, Chicago and Mt View, CA. There may also be international travel to various Air Operations Centers. We have an urgent need for a Sr Software Engineer Iengineer that has existing knowledge and experience using Java/JavaScript, scrum and test automation frameworks with proven experience in tasks specializing in software development, integration, and test. Candidate uses and provides creative solutions to complex technical system and software integration problems using modern DevOps/Agile process and tools. Demonstrated self-starter, but is also a good team player in the agile team environment.

Looking for candidates who have skills and competencies in one or more of the following product domains:
Command and Control Systems
Agile/DevOps methods and tools
Dev/Ops Team Interactions
Software development with continuous integration and automated test frameworks

Required Skills:
Must have a minimum of 4+ years of software development experience using Java/JavaScript, scrum and test automation frameworks. Must be a creative developer, self-starter, and good communicator that can thrive in a collaborative team environment using the latest Agile/DevOps practices and tools along with the following: software development processes; middleware infrastructure development processes, and/or adaptation database development processes
Practical experience with Agile/scrum, continuous integration and automated test frameworks
Experience integrating software (modules, components, subsystems) and conducting system/software integration and testing of software products
Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
Strong team-player
Ability to coordinate with product and multi-discipline functional teams
Extensive experience working directly with program customers and dealing diplomatically with program issues while solving difficult technical problems

Required Education (including Major):
Bachelor of Science in one of the following: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering

Desired Skills:
Desired skills include 5+ years of experiencing using Test Driven Development (TDD)and Pair Programming development methods along with the following:
Advanced degree – M.S. in one of the following: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering
Practical experience developing software for Command and Control systems
Product development in a multi-disciplined collaborative team environment

Location: the work for this Pathfinder Project phase will be performed primarily at the Pivotal Labs site in Cambridge, MA, with potential for periodic travel to Hanscom AFB
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.