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Scientist - Software Researcher/Engineer

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Overview

What does it take to make the world a safer place? It takes delivering innovative technology and collaborating with some of the finest talent in the engineering field. Whether you’re a software engineer or a mechanical engineer, at Raytheon you’ll grow a varied and rewarding career. And you’ll be supported with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that promotes work/life. If you’re ready to take on today’s big challenges, discover a world of opportunity at Raytheon.

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Responsibilities

Raytheon BBN Technologies, located in Cambridge, MA, is seeking qualified candidates to conduct research and development in the area of distributed systems and cyber security. A successful applicant will design, develop, and build solutions to address the most difficult problems faced by the U.S. Government. We value curiosity and creative problem solving, and you will be expected to work with minimal supervision. You will be exposed to all aspects of software engineering, and applying new technologies to develop next-generation capabilities for distributed and mobile information systems. Our research group has broad, diverse research interests that also include artificial intelligence, embedded systems, software product lines, and synthetic biology.

As part of BBN’s distributed systems group, you will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects conducting rapid prototyping in small, collaborative teams. You will be working with a diverse group of people who are passionate about the work and enjoy working with each other. Flexible schedules provide excellent work/life balance and the opportunity to join after-work “Connections” for social activities and group sports. BBN is well respected in the research community and was recently awarded the President’s National Medal of Technology and Innovation. BBN’s pioneering work spans the development of the first Internet routers, the invention of email, and the TransTalk™ system, a portable, two-way translation device that facilitates communication across different languages. Further, BBN fosters an exceptional work environment with knowledgeable co-workers, excellent performance-based bonus incentives, and generous retirement contributions.


Required Education/Experience:
• BS (in Computer Science or related field) with 6+ years, or MS (in Computer Science) with 4+ years, or PhD (in Computer Science) with 0-3 years
• Expertise in software related disciplines, such as software engineering, artificial intelligence, programming languages, information management, etc.
• Strong software engineering skills
• Creative problem solving and experimental design


Desired Experience:
• PhD and 0 to 3 years experience.
• US Government security clearance may be required. A willingness to apply and US citizenship is desired. Interest or experience with any of the following areas is a plus:
• Object-oriented language expertise, particularly Java
• Experience with networking across multiple network layers
• Knowledge of artificial intelligence concepts
• Cyber security knowledge at network, host, and application layers
• Experience with mobile devices, e.g., embedded systems, Android, dynamic content and rich media applications
• Motivated to explore alternatives or improvements on his/her own
• Strong technical writing and publication


This position requires a U.S. person or the ability to obtain an Export Authorization from the appropriate government agency for non-U.S. persons. 114461


Business Unit Profile

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) builds radars and other sensors for aircraft, spacecraft and ships. The business also provides communications and electronic warfare solutions and performs research in areas ranging from linguistics to quantum computing. SAS is headquartered in McKinney, Texas USA. As a global business, our leaders must have the ability to understand, embrace and operate in a multicultural world -- in the marketplace and the workplace. We strive to hire people who reflect our communities and embrace diversity and inclusion to advance our culture, develop our employees, and grow our business.

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Relocation Eligible
Yes

Clearance Type
Secret

Expertise
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science
Cyber Jobs
Distributed Systems
Information and Knowledge Systems
Software Engineering

Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
MA - Cambridge

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.

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