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    Software Engineer at Raytheon UK (Manchester, UK)
    Raytheon UK Employer
    Manchester, UK
    Job Type
    Job Location
    Full Time
    Manchester, UK

    Job Description:

    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 significant role in an Agile Software Delivery Team from both a technical and behavioural perspective.

    • Contribute to the development of a high performing team with a focus on software excellence

    • Hold accountability for the software you produce.

    • Contribute to the development of the teams standards of software engineering practice applied in your team.

    • Contribute to 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:

    •  Experience of applying Design Patterns to complex problems.

    • Experience working in an Agile delivery team.

    • Experience using Continuous Integration.

    • Experience using TDD.

    • Experience using BDD.

    • Working understanding of SOLID.

    • Experience building enterprise level web applications, services or embedded software.

    • Good working knowledge of at least 1 compiled language.

    • Good working knowledge of at least 1 scripting or interpreted language.

    • 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

    About Raytheon:
    Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. We are a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and have developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, National & Cyber security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software solutions at its facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Manchester Waddington and Broughton.
    Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. is headquartered in Waltham, Mass
    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 (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements). Flexible working arrangements may be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.
    ·       Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites with free snacks & drinks (hot & cold) available at others
    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), D&I counsel, Reservist Network etc and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

    Skills required:


    Flexible Hours
    Letter of Recommendation
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