ign to support our Linux based Front End Processing (FEP) system. The FEP Engineer would be engaged in the design and architecture of the system and will interface both with Program IPT Management as well as team members in Technical Exchange Meetings (TEMs) to help develop the environment from requirements.
The Sr. Front End Processor (FEP) Engineer will support design, development, and implementation of traditional compute/network/storage systems for this effort. This includes getting familiar with existing operating systems and existing server hardware designs; to emulate what is needed in the FEP environment.
The Ideal candidate will be well versed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) based environments, have a good understanding of traditional on premises Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) infrastructure systems to design, develop, and maintain the program's FEP equipment used as the interface between satellite command and control systems and Ground Terminal (GT) equipment.
Note: Some travel (up to 10%) to customer sites may be required to support deployed systems / configurations and testing.
Responsibilities to Anticipate:
You will leverage company and industry best practices and capabilities to assist with design, development, implementation, and support of the on-premises Front End Processor (FEP) solution, to include Software-based FEPs (AKA: SoftFEP) or hardware-based appliance FEPs implementations
You will configure & implement Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) scripts to manage the configuration and troubleshoot the FEP
You will design, implement, generate code through scripting tools, test, document, and maintain the system
You will assist with development of test and integration configurations, optimizing FEP performance across the environment
You will provide guidance on FEP resource allocation & utilization
You will assist engineers with tool usage and issues, leveraging standards and best practices
You will configure and manage network connectivity for the FEP system
You will operate FEP hardware / software diagnostic tools
You will setup and configure the FEP software simulator tools
You will provide support maintenance & test activities for the factory and within operational facilities
U.S. citizenship and current TS/SCI with CI Poly security clearance is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance
Typically requires BS/BA Degree in Science, Technology Engineering Math (STEM) in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Physics and 5+ years of related work experience
Experience with on premise RHEL Based infrastructure design
Experience designing an integrated system that includes network, compute, and specialized FEP equipment
Experience with common information system (compute and network) hardware interfaces
Experience with configuring and maintaining Common Cryptographic equipment in a secure environment
Experience with verification and hardening IT systems in compliance with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
Experience in Network designs and implementation
Experience with the Agile development lifecycle
Extensive Linux CLI development experience
Broad experience with automated infrastructure testing of large systems
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, which may include weekends
Experience using and configuring hardware (e.g., setting up system network time protocol)
Experience system troubleshooting in heterogeneous hardware environments
Experience with hardware testing
Experience with requirements management throughout the product development lifecycle
Experience participating in hardware design and development activities
Experience with SAFe agile processes
What We Offer:
Whether you are 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.
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
Hybrid: Employees who are working in Hybrid roles will work regularly both onsite and offsite. Ratio of time working onsite will be determined in partnership with your leader
Remote: Employees who are working in Remote roles will work primarily offsite (from home). An employee may be expected to travel to the site location as needed
This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award. ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award
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://https://www.state.gov/m/ds/clearances/c10978.htm
Location: Aurora, CO
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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