Massachusetts Green Jobs

MassHire JobQuest Logo

Job Information

Raytheon Technologies Software Architect, Associate Director in Westford, Massachusetts

Date Posted:



United States of America


HMA03: ISR Systems - Westford HO 7 Technology Park Drive, Westford, MA, 01886 USA

Collins Aerospace ISR & Space Solutions is looking for an expert Embedded and Application Software Architect to join our team in Westford, MA. As the Software Architect, you will be responsible for architecting software solutions to meet customer and system requirements for our new generation of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Imaging systems. You will help shape our software architectures to maximize performance, efficiency, and reuse.

This role requires an energetic and motivated individual with strong communication, organization, and technical skills who works well in a multi-disciplinary team.

Primary Responsibilities:

•Responsible for design and development of embedded software platforms and applications which meet customer requirements.

•Responsible for understanding customer and system requirements and translating into software requirements

•Responsible for defining software design best practices, tools technologies and templates

•Responsible for keeping current on development tools, technologies, and connectivity solutions.

•Participate in software project planning and execution using both Agile and waterfall methodologies

•Develop and support proposals with concept designs and estimates

•Define and implement advanced architectures for real-time embedded processors, avionics, and command and control systems

•Support, train, and/or mentor other team members in design best practices.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 12 years of prior relevant experience OR

  • Advanced Degree in a related field and minimum 10 years experience OR

  • In absence of a degree, 16 years of relevant experience is required

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or STEM degree.

  • 10+ years of experience developing SW on embedded operating systems (Linux preferred)

  • 10+ years of embedded C/C++ experience on bare metal, RTOS platforms

  • Expert knowledge and relevant experience designing, developing, and supporting High performance Multi Spectral and Hyperspectral Imaging Sensors and associated avionics software for Aerospace applications.

  • Expert knowledge of data structures and inter-process communications.

  • Expert knowledge of multi-threaded development and interrupt servicing.

  • Expert knowledge of networking and communications protocols. (e.g. TCP/IP, USB, SPI, I2C)

  • Expert knowledge of Open Architecture Management Standards (OMS, UCI).

  • Proficient with both Agile and Waterfall design methodologies.

  • Proficient with software configuration management tools.

Candidate must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Self-starter with the ability to work in fast-paced environments.

  • Proficient in the use of diverse computational elements including ASICs, FPGAs, GPUs, and microprocessors to address sensor signal processing, communications, and artificial intelligence applications.

  • Deep working knowledge of systems and software architecture as it relates to current MCUs, MPUs, DSPs, SoCs combined with the respective programming model that allows for the execution of software.

  • Strong best-practices based operational experience with industry tools including: compilers, vendor-specific configuration and development environments, unit testing, code coverage and automation tools, static and dynamic code analysis tools, and diagnostic and debug tools.

  • Experience with Git and Jira

  • Experience with Jenkins and DevOps tool

  • Project Management

  • Experience in delivering highly embedded and portable systems in a regulated industry (e.g. Defense, Aerospace, Automotive, Pharma)

  • Ability to understand FPGA architecture and design

  • Experience with Xilinx Ultrascale and Microblaze

  • Ability to understand PCB schematics and having general hardware knowledge to enable bringing up and debugging new system hardware components.

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, you’ll 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

    At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form – with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

    Apply now and be part of the team that’s redefining aerospace, every day.

    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.

Privacy Policy and Terms:

Click on this link ( to read the Policy and Terms

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.