Embedded Software Security Engineer

AZ848: RMS AP Bldg 848 1151 East Hermans Road Building 848, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

Booz Allen Hamilton

Using tomorrow’s technologies, Booz Allen advances the nation’s most critical civil, defense, and national security missions.

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United States of America


AZ848: RMS AP Bldg 848 1151 East Hermans Road Building 848, Tucson, AZ, 85756 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:

The Software Security Sensors and Effectors Department’s mission is to provide world class Security Software to be used in deployed missile systems. Our software teams employ an Agile Scrum process to rapidly design, code, and integrate capabilities on a continuous basis into a mature solution for our customers. We strive for technical excellence by drawing upon a diverse workforce whose knowledge base covers the complete spectrum of modern computing languages and platforms.

This position requires understanding of real-time software design and the performance implications associated with specific System Security implementations. The candidate will require the ability to understand how their efforts affect the “big picture” of the missile system and be able to develop or review detail solutions at the source code level.

This is an onsite position in Tucson, AZ

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • As a System Security Software Engineer, the candidate will be involved with software and firmware design, development, integration, and testing of real-time missile software.

  • Apply System Security principles to the design and implementation of hardened signal processing software applications.

  • Developing software applications using C and C++ languages on a variety of computing platforms

  • Have an understanding of real-time software design and the performance implications associated with specific System Security implementations.

  • Obtain and maintain a Secret government issued security clearance prior to start date.

Basic Qualifications:

Education: Typically requires a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math or related engineering/science discipline.

  • 5+ years in Software Engineering or Embedded systems

  • Experience working in a team environment developing and integrating software applications.

  • Experience working on Embedded Systems

  • Experience with C / C++

  • 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:

  • Experience designing, implementing, testing, integrating, or fielding real-time security-oriented solutions on Department of Defense (DoD) programs (embedded experience highly preferred)

  • Experience using security-relevant tools and devices for security auditing, network security, host/server security, communication security, or policy management.

  • Experience in and knowledge of Embedded Software Security concepts and practices (highly valued)

  • Experience with Xilinx products (MPSoCs) and development environments
    (highly valued)

  • Experience with VxWorks and Workbench (highly valued)

  • Experience in Agile and DevSecOps environments

  • Experience in an Agile/Scrum/Kanban frameworks and development environments

  • Experience using software configuration management and bug tracking tools

  • Experience with Python or similar scripting language

  • Knowledge of modern computer architectures and hardware technologies including:

    • ARM and or x86 Architectures

    • PCIe, GPIO, I2C, SATA

    • Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs)

    • Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)

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.

Clearance Information: This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance. The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), 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: https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm

The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 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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Tags: Agile Audits C Clearance Computer Science DevSecOps DoD Industrial Kanban Network security Privacy Python Scripting Scrum Security Clearance

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Flex hours Flex vacation Health care Insurance Medical leave Parental leave Startup environment

Region: North America
Country: United States
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