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Senior Software Engineer

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

Job Title: Senior Software Engineer
Location: Greater Manchester

Summary of role
A fantastic opportunity to join Raytheon UK in our brand new Cyber Centre based in Greater Manchester. We develop software using a variety of Agile methodologies and you will be involved fully in the software development lifecycle, working closely with the entire team in a truly Agile environment. Working for Raytheon you will be part of a growing team, working alongside world class partner organisations. Raytheon supports on-going professional development through both formal and on-the-job training to help you further develop your career and develop your management and leadership potential.


Main duties of the position
Primary Objective: To design, develop and maintain mission critical applications and systems as part of an Agile team.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Play a leading role in an Agile Software Delivery Team from both a technical and behavioural perspective.
  • Support the development of a high performing team with a focus on software excellence
  • Effective Line Management of the Junior Software Engineers in your team (typically 2-3) including facilitating their personal development.
  • Mentoring of team members and colleagues beyond your line management remit.
  • Hold accountability for the software produced by your staff.
  • Contribute to the development of the teams standards of software engineering practice applied in your team.
  • Drive the continuous improvement of practice and code within your team.
  • Design and develop new product functionality within the context of an Agile software delivery team.
  • Apply hands on best practice to your team’s code.
  • Collaborate with your peers on Technical direction within your team.

Candidate Requirements
Essential Skills:

  • Significant experience of applying Design Patterns to complex problems.
  • Significant experience working in an Agile delivery team.
  • Significant experience using Continuous Integration.
  • Significant experience using TDD.
  • Significant experience using BDD.
  • Working understanding of SOLID.
  • Experience of applying Software Architecture Patterns.
  • Experience building enterprise level web applications, services or embedded software.
  • Working knowledge of at least 2 compiled languages.
  • Working knowledge of at least 2 scripting or interpreted languages.
  • Familiarity with Data gathering, visualisation techniques and tools.
  • Familiarity with structured and unstructured storage of Data.
  • Understanding of virtualisation.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience working in a continuous delivery environment.
  • Experience working with infrastructure as code technologies.
  • Experience working with Big Data technologies.
  • Experience working with cloud technologies and distributed systems.
  • Experience working with containerisation.
  • Experience working on military or government projects.
  • Experience working with secure development techniques.
  • Knowledge of information security best practice.

Key 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


Qualifications:

Degree in Numerate Subject or equivalent industry experience essential.
Evidence of ongoing professional development.

Typical Experience

We are looking for software engineers, with professional experience. Hands on experience in an Agile delivery team using industry best of breed technology and techniques within a digital focused organisation.

Raytheon Cyber Security

Raytheon has decades of experience in cyber, information operations and information assurance to successfully protect our global customers’ critical infrastructure from the most complex threats. Increasing demand for our capabilities has led us to require the building of a new Innovation Centre to support our government, law enforcement and commercial customers. This will create a broad spectrum of new roles to support our customers in developing solutions for cyber security, research and mission support both technical and non-technical.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are looking for something different from their career and who are demanding of themselves and others around them to achieve success. Raytheon's ambition is to provide an environment that is more silicon valley than security and defence. We want to encourage individual innovation and progression that is both exciting and rewarding, avoiding the dull 'beige' of the standard information security companies.

If you are looking for a role and a team that will challenge you to achieve success for our customers then providing you have the skills and the ability to achieve Government clearance we want to hear from you today.

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester with presence across other customer sites also. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances.  

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. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. 

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Relocation Eligible
No

Clearance Type
DV

Expertise
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Cyber Jobs
Engineering Technology

Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
United Kingdom - Manchester

Raytheon Technologies is an equal opportunity 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.

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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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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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