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Software Engineer

Chester, UK
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30 Oct 2020

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Software Engineer

Raytheon's AISR (Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance ) Software team is seeking talented, passionate, and innovative individuals, across all grades/levels of experience, that thrive within an Agile eco-system to deliver world class solutions that make the world a safer place. Become a part of something greater than yourself by bringing your best in collaboration with other motivated and talented individuals across a diverse set of backgrounds and skill sets. The AISR Software team develops bespoke integrated ISR mission systems utilising their agnostic framework, for a diverse range of customers.
As a Software developer you will join one of our mission system software teams, designing, developing, integrating and testing mission system software to support our fleet of ISR airborne platforms. You will also have opportunity to work on exciting internal R&D projects to support the next generation of ISR missions systems.
You will actively collaborate with our customers to build technology solutions based on the .NET umbrella of technologies that will provide a critical role in the success of our armed forces in active operations.
If you're looking to expand your horizons by learning new technologies, Raytheon offer on-going professional development. This is via formal and on-the-job training to help you further develop your career and develop your management skills.

Candidate Requirements:
We are looking for demonstrable experience in some of these key technologies with a willingness to pick up new skills along the way:

Core Technologies:
Experience with C# and the .NET framework
Experience of developing desktop applications for Microsoft Windows
Competency with design patterns and their application to solve complex problems
Other Technologies:
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) & XAML, MVVM
Akka.NET or similar message driven architectures
SQL & SQL Server, PostgreSQL
ArcGIS or similar mapping/geospatial frameworks (ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Runtime, ArcGIS Server).
Scrum, Kanban or similar.
Unit test frameworks & test automation (TDD, BDD, UI automation)
Continuous Integration & Delivery
SOLID principles
C++/Visual Basic/MFC/COM

Eligible for or holder of current SC security clearance (RSL will sponsor as required)

Key Behaviours
Able to communicate software concepts and design in verbal, written and presentational forms.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to work closely with others in a small team
High degree of initiative and flexibility
Willingness to travel if required

For further details on Raytheon AISR visit -

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.

Raytheon Career Development:
Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

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 scheme's.
Enhanced sick pay scheme
Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
37hr working week, with an early finish Friday/9 day fortnight (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 please enquire or highlight any request to our Recruitment team to explore flexible working possibilities.
Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).


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, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), Raytheon Reservist Network (RaRe), Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities (RADA) and all work together with our Diversity & Inclusion council, and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

As a proud contributor to the HM Armed Forces, Raytheon UK signed the HM Armed Forces covenant in 2014. Due to the varied activities and support to our Armed Forces & Reservists,
Raytheon UK has since been awarded the prestigious Covenant 'Gold Award' Employee Recognition.

Raytheon UK recognises that our people are the critical factor in our success, and we strive to provide a challenging and rewarding careers
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