Raytheon UK

Programme Manager, Software – Airborne ISR (CONTRACT)

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom, Waddington
19 Dec 2018
18 Feb 2019
Job Type
Programme Manager, Software - Airborne ISR (18 month contract/Fixed Term Contract)

Summary of Role:
The Airborne ISR business is recruiting for an experienced Agile Software Development Programme Manager to lead the definition and delivery of Mission System Strategy and associated products. This is a critical role ensuring alignment of software strategy for various Airborne ISR platforms, which will enable a sustainable and successful product development through the application of programme management rigour, discipline and innovation.

Main Duties:
  • Define the optimal Agile programme management methodology applicable to software development in the Airborne ISR environment, utilising Company and Industry best practice
  • Ensure timely and accurate progress measurement and reporting, with integration of Earned Value Management tools and techniques
  • Implement Agile programme management rigour and discipline and ensure alignment to Company drumbeat and governance
  • Define the strategy for software development to include analyses of outsourcing options, partnering strategies and resource management across the in-house sprint teams
  • Implement robust risk management across the software portfolio to include risk identification and treatment strategies including integration of risk mitigation activities into the appropriate schedule, with demonstrable management of the resultant plans

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience of Agile Software Development Management with application of coherent policy and process across an organisation
  • Previous execution of a software delivery role in an operational environment working to challenging timescales
  • The successful candidate will have previously worked in a fast paced, process driven organisation with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Agile methodology and associated performance management to include integration of Earned Value
  • Ability to communicate articulately and succinctly
  • Knowledge of software development strategies with both sub-contract and outsourcing approaches
  • Clear and demonstrable knowledge of schedule architecture, milestone and deliverable management including success criteria
  • Earned Value Management tools and techniques including selection of the appropriate EV techniques for different project activities
  • Working knowledge of MS Project

  • Qualified to APMP or above (IPMA Level D or above)
  • Degree or equivalent in project management or business management
  • Experience of Aerospace project implementation
  • Previous experience of Enterprise level scheduling tools and techniques
  • Experience in the execution of business improvement projects and application of six sigma

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 cyber security 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. Raytheon 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 council, Reservist Network etc. and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

Raytheon Application Process

To apply visit the link to the website http://jobs.raytheon.com/united-kingdom/search/
and search for Req ID: XXXXXBR. Please complete the on-line instructions to create a profile and upload CV.

Please also view the Raytheon video: http://www.raytheon.com/ourcompany/ourculture/
Relocation Eligible

Clearance Type

Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
Program Management
Software Engineering

Type Of Job

Work Location
United Kingdom - Waddington

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