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As a major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence, Raytheon has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration within Defence, National Security and Commercial Markets. These capabilities afford opportunities across a range of businesses and technologies:


  • Airborne Solutions
  • Force Protection
  • Air Traffic Management
  • Weapons Systems

Power & Control

  • Integrated Power Solutions
  • Precision Effects

Intelligence & Security

  • Cyber Security
  • Defence Intelligence Solutions
  • Information Exploitation

Opportunities exist for engineers at varying levels of experience, across a range of disciplines. Most disciplines are needed across the full range of sites and businesses:

Electrical/Electronic Engineering

We regularly have vacancies across the electrical disciplines – feeding product lines in GPS anti-jam and air traffic management at Harlow and power product solutions in Glenrothes. Typical vacancies might be in:

  • Power Design
  • Firmware
  • Digital design
  • Manufacturing Test Development
  • RF Engineering & Test

Mechanical Engineering

There are openings in Raytheon for a range of mechanical engineers including: mechanical system design for components and defence systems; support to manufacturing test development; thermal and stress analysis and design; and mechanical and aeronautical design for system integration onto airframes.

Software Engineering

Software forms a significant part of Raytheon engineering development – and there are opportunities to work on technically challenging programmes in Defence, Intelligence & Security, Airborne Solutions and Cyber research with additional opportunities for firmware/embedded software development, principally in our Power and Control business.

Utilising a range of technologies (C++, C#, .NET, Java, GWT) and tools (inc. Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio and Eclipse), our software engineering roles might involve:

  • Object Oriented Analysis, Design & Programming
  • Software Architecture & Development
  • Software/Systems Requirements Analysis & Modification
  • Agile & Scrum Environments
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Software Test and Integration
  • Test Development
  • Embedded Software

Systems Engineering

Systems Engineers are recruited across a full range of businesses and sites – they are needed to establish and manage requirements, develop architectures, generate system designs and partition solutions down to constituent products and components. Our systems engineers might oversee detailed development, complex Systems Integration, and assist in managing sub-contracts, and they integrate and verify our products through to delivery and beyond.

Quality Engineering / Quality Assurance

Members of our Quality Assurance (QA) department work alongside Engineers of all disciplines to ensure the highest levels of standards and processes are applied in delivering products for our customers. We recruit for all of our sites, where vacancies might address a need for quality support to any of our software, hardware or systems developments. QA recruits can operate in support of manufacturing or development activities; there is an ongoing need for their involvement at all stages of a product’s lifecycle.

Specialist & Lifecycle Engineering

In addition to the disciplines outlined above, Raytheon continues to recruit specialist roles that are necessary to deliver its products. The include – but are not limited to:

  • Integrated Logistics Support
  • Safety
  • Security
  • Configuration and Data Management
  • Human Factors
  • EMC
  • Training

Engineering Leadership

As well as meeting its engineering discipline needs – Raytheon continues to need engineering leadership positions filled at many levels. Engineering leadership roles are employed across all of our businesses and on all of our sites. For all engineering disciplines, Raytheon needs engineers who are highly capable of team leadership roles. It also needs more experienced engineers who can fill key engineering management positions. We employ engineers to co-ordinate engineering activities on larger projects – our “Programme Engineering Managers” – and we need senior engineers to help organise and run the engineering department. Engineering leaders help to set the strategy for the whole function, for our businesses and so for the whole organisation. To support innovation and inform the setting of strategy, Raytheon careers seek to ensure that technical leadership is acknowledged alongside programme management skills.

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