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RTX Corporation Principal Software Systems Quality Engineer in Marlborough, Massachusetts

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United States of America


MA801: Marlborough, MA 1001 Boston Post Road Building 2, Marlborough, MA, 01752 USA

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About Us :

At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.

Job Summary :

We have an immediate need for a Principal Software Systems Quality Engineer to support the Land & Air Defense Systems (LADS) Strategic Business Unit (SBU). The work can be performed in either faciality: Tewksbury, MA or Marlborough, MA. The successful candidate must reside within 120 miles of either site (travel compensation is not included).

This position is an onsite role.

LADS includes critical Global Patriot (domestic and international) and Lower Tier Air & Missile (LTAMDS Ghost-Eye) programs that are primarily supported from Massachusetts. It also includes Short/Medium-Range Ground-Based Air (MFRFS, Stinger NGSRI, E-IFPC, NASAMS), Precision Fires & Maneuver (Javelin, TOW), and High Energy Laser (CUAS) systems that are supported from across the USA.

Software Quality Engineering (SWQE), within Engineering Sustainment Quality Assurance (ESQA), provides solutions and services to the business. It is embedded in the lifecycle to prevent defects and to ensure quality, cost, schedule, and technical objectives are met.

Digital Products include simulation models, software, firmware, along with release, defect, and documentation management. Employee will ensure verification and validation of design, development, integration, and qualification testing of products.

Job duties include classified activities in multiple onsite secure labs and Unclassified activities in a dedicated workspace. Daily activities are at the Tewksbury/Marlborough facilities, with limited local travel between our New England sites, occasionally Andover MA, infrequently Pelham, NH for periodic Test Witnessing.

Responsibilities to Anticipate :

Processes – Experience with Agile and DevOps software processes. Knowledge of emerging software development and quality best practices. Emphasis on testing, continuous integration, and continuous monitoring. Conduct code analysis and root cause corrective action.

Compliance – Participate in all phases of product design and development. Ensure digital products are compliant to contractual and corporate process requirements. Review and approve inputs and outputs to/from Software, Systems, and Integration & Test organizations.

Product – Ensure integrity of the technical data package. Monitor and participate in the test and release. Identify and measure software quality attributes, metrics, and data.

Improvement – Perform independent evaluations and risk assessments across lifecycle. Lead project activities to improve processes and facilitate root cause analysis with corrective actions.

Teamwork – Interact with customers, product development, and test personnel. Provide guidance to senior leadership and to team members.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Typically requires Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) Education and eight (8) years of Engineering Experience.

  • 8 years working experience applying advanced technical principles in Software development process (code reviews), defect management (prioritization, resolution), artifact assessment (software, configuration).

  • Working experience on Agile teams with related processes (e.g., Sprints / Iterations, Stories / Points, Backlog / Burndown, Defect Density / Removal).

  • Working experience with DevSecOps tools (e.g., Confluence, Jira, Jenkins, Git, Coverity, Rhapsody, and/or Cucumber, Selenium, Fortify, Oracle, SAP) or other (e.g., ClearCase, DOORS, RQM).

  • Working experience with Software Quality Metrics development, tracking, Root Cause Analysis, Corrective Action, and best practices across defense and/or commercial industries.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued Security Clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

    Preferred Qualifications :

  • Advanced STEM Degree.

  • Experience with Firmware development process, defect management, and artifact assessment.

  • Leader of Focused Strategic Initiatives across Programs and/or of Medium Project Teams.

  • Ability to review quality requirements for Proposal Bidding.

  • System-of-Systems thinking and understanding of multi-system interfaces, components, and complex dependencies throughout Engineering Development, Software & System Test, and Quality Assurance integrated lifecycles.

  • Industry Certifications (Quality, Software, Agile/SCRUM, Project).

  • Experience with Software Requirements (contract, SOW, specifications), development (design, code, build), test (traceability, procedures, reports), compliance (validation, verification, auditing), continuous integration/delivery (CI/CD), and monitoring (BI).

  • Knowledge of Quality Management Systems (QMS) and standards (ISO9001, AS9100, AS9115.)

  • Experience using Continuous Improvement methodologies (e.g., Six Sigma, CORE) for Software and Systems.

  • Knowledge of Lifecycle Phases and Gates (e.g., IPDS - Integrated Product Development Sys.)

  • Experience with Signal Processing, Radar / Sonar, Guidance / Navigation, Networking, Communications, and associated algorithms.

  • Ability to serve as Software Quality organizational spokesperson to other functions.

  • Possess workload ownership skills to satisfy demanding implementation schedules.

  • Demonstrate oral and written communications with proven interpersonal skills.

    What We Offer :

    Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement, and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance, and child/adult backup care.

    Additional Information:

Onsite: Employees who are working in Onsite roles will work primarily onsite. This includes all production and maintenance employees, as they are essential to the development of our products.

Clearance Information: Clearance Information: This position requires a security clearance. DCSA Consolidated Adjudication Services (DCSA CAS), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process. More information about Security Clearances can be found on the US Department of State government website here:


The salary range for this role is 96,000 USD - 200,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX 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 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.