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Senior Software Engineer

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Overview

Cyber crime and threats are evolving across the globe. Raytheon is developing cutting-edge solutions to defeat these threats – and our software engineers are at the heart of our vital work.

We use an Agile/Scrum methodology and you’ll be involved in the full software development lifecycle. The technologies we have at our disposal are second to none, so you can also expect exposure to AWS, Java, Cucumber and everything in between.

You’ll be part of a growing, high-performing and truly agile team of specialist developers, testers and analysts drawn from diverse and interesting backgrounds. Working collaboratively and in conjunction with our partner organisations, you’ll help to design, develop and maintain critical cyber applications and systems for government, law enforcement and commercial customers.

We strive to make software excellence the standard. So we’ll also look to you to develop and share best software engineering practice, continually improve our coding capabilities, and design and develop new product functionality from an Agile perspective.

  • Career & Development Opportunities
  • Full-time
  • Entry, Mid, Senior

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Meet Our Cyber Defenders

Developing the technology of tomorrow: Conor’s role as a Software Engineer

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

At Raytheon UK, our people are constantly looking at how we can evolve our technology. Conor is one of our software engineers developing the technology to defend the UK from tomorrow’s threats. We caught up with him to find out more about his work and why he joined Raytheon UK.

Changing career paths: How Kara became a software engineer

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

We are working to support a greater number of women into the cyber and engineering sector. Kara, one of our software engineers, has come through our Women in Cyber Academy. We caught up with her to find out more about her work and how she got into the sector.

From computational biology to cyber security defender: Matthew’s story

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

At Raytheon UK, we are proud to employ people dedicated to finding innovative solutions. Matthew, one of our machine learning engineers, embodies this idea. We caught up with him to find out more about his role.

Working at the forefront of technology – Robert’s journey as a software engineer

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

Robert is one of our senior software engineers working at the forefront of developing new technologies to help keep us all safe. We caught up with him to find out more about his work at Raytheon.

From tech enthusiast to cyber defender: Stephen’s road into software engineering

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

Take one of our engineers, Stephen. He joined Raytheon UK as a graduate from Lancaster University. Since then, he has worked his way up the ranks to become one of our Senior Software Engineers in Manchester.

We caught up with him to find out what inspired him to start a career in cyber security and his proudest moments since joining Raytheon UK.

Joshua’s journey from computer whizz to scrum master

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

At Raytheon UK, we admire people with passion. One of our employees, Joshua, exemplifies this, having taken on the role of Scrum Master in addition to his existing one as a software engineer. We catch up with him to find out where his love of technology comes from and what drove him to Raytheon UK.

What’s it like starting a career in cyber? Just ask Alice…

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

Having grown up in a military family and recently acquiring a masters degree in computing, Alice is one of our newer software engineers at our Gloucester branch. She tells us what it’s like to have just started a career in the cyber sector.

Emily: The maths master protecting the UK’s cyberspace

Cyber security is constantly evolving and innovating as we face new threats, and the UK needs to ensure it is keeping pace with the latest developments. We are taking the lead on Building British Cyber and recruiting people from a variety of different backgrounds to our cyber and intelligence teams.

If you’re interested in joining our talented cyber team, you can apply here.

Emily is one of our senior software engineers based in Gloucester. She tells us what convinced her to move to cyber from the investment sector and how younger generations hold the key to filling the national shortage in STEM-related skills, like cyber.

Responsibilities

Looking for something different in your career? Join Raytheon in Manchester and make a real difference in the fight against cyber-crime.

You’ll be part of a team that embraces Agile working to deliver superior solutions to protect our global customers’ critical infrastructures from the most complex cyber threats. Customer security is at stake. So our work is vitally important.

We are always continuing to try to improve our systems with new projects becoming available to work on with cutting-edge tech. You’ll be working as a team of specialist developers, testers and analysts to design, develop and maintain critical cyber applications and systems to support government, law enforcement and commercial customers contributing to the development of solutions using the latest technologies.

Summary of the role:
Work as a leading engineer within an Agile software delivery team, involved in deployments across different disciplines to add value to the business areas.
Role & Responsibilities:
  • Design, build and run code using industry best practice. You will help in defining the evolvement of best practice, and in the supporting of estimation activities. You may be asked to assume the role of scrum master and manage sprint ceremonies.
  • You will potentially have a project leadership role/Technical lead. Your decisions will be of significant value and will contribute to the overall success of the project and wider programme.
  • Perform first line peer reviews and provide direction and guidance around the review
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of practice and code within your team.
  • Regularly provide technical direction within your team; you will be able to think strategically to give the reasons for aim and direction.
  • Architect solutions to design and develop new product functionality
  • Some projects require that the role also includes line management responsibilities although not all. For a role requiring line management responsibilities key responsibilities will include effective line management of Software Engineers in your team (typically 2-3).
  • Accountable for the software produced by your staff.


Candidate Requirements:

Essential skills
  • Significant experience of working in an Agile delivery team and producing and deploying applications in a production environment through a CI/CD pipeline.
  • For roles including line management responsibilities previous line management experience of a similar teams of similar size is required

Desirable skills of interest
  • Java Enterprise development using Spring Boot, JEE, Hibernate etc. AND/OR MERN/JavaScript frameworks - React, Angular, Vue etc.
  • Experience of developing using Cloud services using either AWS or Azure with relevant professional certification
  • Experience building enterprise level web applications or services
  • Significant experience of applying Design Patterns to complex problems and architecting solutions.
  • Docker / Kubernetes / GoLang containerisation and orchestration (developer)
  • Scrum Master qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Infrastructure as code (e.g Terraform)
  • Software application development utilizing RDBMS (e.g. Oracle/MySQL) and/or unstructured persistence layers, (e.g. ElasticSearch)
  • Puppet / Chef / Jenkins / CI pipelines
  • Apache KAFKA
  • Experience of applying Software Architecture Patterns.
  • Infrastructure as code technologies and cloud technologies and distributed systems
  • Big Data technologies
  • Python (cyber)


Good behaviours
  • Good interpersonal skills for customer and partner liaison
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good time management, organisation and prioritisation skills
  • An inquisitive mind and a desire to promote innovation
  • A desire to learn and constantly expand your horizons
  • Ability to work closely with others in a small team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • High degree of initiative and flexibility
  • Willingness to travel if required

    About Raytheon UK

    With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester with presence across other customer sites also. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest across its core mission areas Weapons & Sensors, and Cyber, Space & Training.
    The Cyber, Space & Training business, consists of four mission areas: National Security Cyber; Space & Airborne; Command, Control, Computers & Intelligence (C4I); and Training. Cyber, Space & Training provides our customers unrivalled technical and training services spanning all domains across a wide range of customers.

    Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business

    About Raytheon Technologies

    Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

    Standard Benefits:
  • 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice schemes
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements).
  • Flexible working arrangements can be considered wherever we can (depending on the role) so highlight any request to our Recruitment team
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).


    Diversity:

    Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success.

    Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, RayBAME, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), Raytheon Reservist Network (RaRe), Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities (RADA), RayPride.

    Security
    All successful applicants must be eligible & willing to obtain a SC clearance with the view to progressing toDV level which would be sponsored by Raytheon UK. For further information on the criteria to obtain this please visit - https://www.gov.uk/security-vetting-and-clearance.

    Raytheon Application Process

    To apply visit the Raytheon Technologies Global website https://jobs.rtx.com and search by location or Req ID: 173271BR

173271


Relocation Eligible
Yes

Ability to Telecommute
No telecommuting

Clearance Type
DV

Expertise

Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
United Kingdom - Manchester


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.

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Success Profile

You’ll be highly motivated, demanding of yourself and others around you, and dedicated to achieving great things – for yourself, for Raytheon and for our customers.

The following characteristics will enable you to thrive as a software engineer in our unique environment:

  • An interest in technology
  • Curiosity
  • A passion for innovation
  • The ability to work in a close team
  • Flexibility

Please note: you must be willing and eligible to gain government security clearance. We will support you to do this.

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You get a real sense of satisfaction seeing something you've contributed to, been invested in and helped deliver. It's a positive place to be.

Rewards

  • Pension

    Contributory pension scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution).

  • Work / Life Balance

    37-hour week, with an early finish on Fridays (subject to job requirements) – flexible working may be considered depending on your role.

  • Career Development

    At Raytheon, we foster an inclusive culture of professional development. We support a variety of developmental opportunities including: Mentoring programs, Skills Development, Leadership Development, Rotational job assignments, and Continuous Improvement, all of which contribute to advancement of our employee’s capabilities.

  • Paid Time Off

    25 days’ holiday plus statutory public holidays and an enhanced sick pay scheme.

  • Life Insurance

    Life insurance – six times your salary

  • Family Friendly

    Enhanced family-friendly policies, including maternity and shared parental leave.

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