Senior Principal Cyber Engineer




Annapolis Junction, MD


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United States of America


MD230: 300 Sentinel Drive Suite300 AJ 300 Sentinel Drive Suite 300, Annapolis Junction, MD, 20701 USA

Position Role Type:


Senior Principal Cyber Engineer

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:

A Senior Principal Cyber Engineer supporting Raytheon CODEX will be responsible for analyzing, understanding, designing, developing, and testing the worlds most advanced cyber security capabilities, supporting both offensive and defensive missions. We drive the security development lifecycle of several technologies including new services, apps, and products from design all the way to launch, and do so in collaboration with many teams.

As a Senior Principal Cyber Engineer supporting the Raytheon CODEX Services group, you will contribute to one or more product security programs in collaboration with other engineers and technical program managers. In this role, you will be responsible for identifying and driving resolution to security issues in a broad range of technologies (https://e.g., Linux, Windows, VirtualizationHypervisors, Mobile, and EmbeddedIoT systems). Additionally, you will influence the requirements and design of cyber capabilities. You'll provide technical guidance to projects and will contribute to the automation of our analysis and testing activities.

Raytheon CODEX (Cyber Offense and Defense Experts) division brings together an elite team of mission-focused industry experts who are well known for their ability to overcome the most advanced technical challenges. The team comprises engineers of multiple disciplines including vulnerability research, reverse engineering, CNO/CNE development, hardware emulation, system engineering, and data analytics. Our engineers do more than just work with cutting-edge technology—they ensure the missions succeed for the customers!  CODEX offices span the nation and offer its engineers the ability to advance their careers through mentorship, training, and an expansive technical portfolio that covers every side of cyber.

Role Type

This position is an onsite role.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

Experience with kernel and driver development

In-depth understanding of network protocols

In-depth understanding of OS internals

Experience with IDA Pro, Ghidra, or similar binary analysis tool a plus

Familiarity with modern software engineering concepts

Knowledge of common CNO techniques

Ability to gather requirements and design a solution with minimal oversight

Ability to present a development plan and forecast deliverables

Effective people, verbal, and written communication skills.

Basic Qualifications:

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, a related technical field and 6 years of experience or 10 years of developing cyber software capabilities

8 years of experience writing, testing, and debugging Assembly, C, C++ and/or Python code

5 years’ experience leading teams in support of cyber software capabilities development

Active and transferable https://U.S. government issued TS/SCI with polygraph security clearance is required prior to start date. 

https://U.S. citizenship is required, as only https://U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

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.

Employee Referral Award Eligibility: This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.


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