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Systems Engineer

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Harlow
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22 Nov 2022

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Defence , Engineering, IT
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Role: Systems Engineer
Location: Harlow
Req ID: 177991BR

The Weapons area primarily supports the design,
development, production and integration activities
associated with Weapon Systems. The Engineering Team
conducts numerous development studies and
investigation activities involving weapon performance
and platform interfacing.

There is an opportunity for someone to join the
Weapons team and contribute to its strategic
development and growth. This role is ideally suited to an
engineer with experience in the Defence industry with a
focus on future systems.

The role will be based at Raytheon's Harlow facility and
the successful candidate will report directly to the
Systems Lead. The successful candidate will have access
to professional development opportunities and be part of
the growing Defence Business in Raytheon UK, delivering
engineering expertise across a wide range of projects to
both military and civil customers worldwide.

Main Duties:
The successful candidate will be part of the team looking
to develop future opportunities for the Weapons
business. This will include developing relationships to
form strategic alliances with other Defence Contractors.
The Systems Engineer will act as a technical interface
with potential team-mates / suppliers as well as
Customers and Internal Stakeholders.

Candidate Requirements:
• Systems engineering experience with Weapon Systems
domain knowledge and/or experience and the ability to
think clearly and in a structured fashion
• Work with the Weapons team to assist in the
implementation of our advanced weapons development
strategy. This will involve working with the Modelling and
Simulation team and other Systems Engineers
• Excellent communicator, both written and verbally -
this will be required both internally (with other functional
teams e.g. Business Development) and externally (with
Suppliers / Customers)
• Demonstrable ability to converse with the Suppliers /
Customers on a technical level and present technical
• Experience of analysing and reporting on technical
• Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills
• Understanding of technical requirements and the ability
to develop Con-Ops
• Willing and able to travel throughout UK and possibly
• Degree in an engineering (or related) subject

• Experience using DOORS
• Experience of planning, estimating and defining
engineering tasks
• Understanding of ITAR
• Weapon Systems domain knowledge and/or experience
• Familiarity with principles of operation of guidance
systems, datalinks, navigation, aerodynamics and control
• Knowledge of weapon effects and explosives
• Experience in generic Systems Architecture e.g. Sys ML
• Knowledge of the certification process as part of the
overall system lifecycle.

About Raytheon UK
With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes,
Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester and a presence across
customer sites together with remote working practices.
Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the
development of UK technology. Across the country
Raytheon UK employs over 2,000 people and supports
8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to
the UK Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest
in research and development, supporting innovation and
technological advances across its core mission areas
Weapons & Sensors, and Cyber, Space & Training.
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. It's 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 (increasing to 27 days) + statutory
public holidays.
• Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company
• 6 times salary 'Life Assurance'.
• Flexible Benefits scheme.
• Discretionary Bonus scheme.
• Enhanced family friendly policies.
• 37hr standard working week, with an early finish on
Fridays whilst operating a 'Hybrid Working Model'*
• Canteen facilities are available at Harlow &
Glenrothes sites. Manchester & Gloucester offer free
snacks & drinks (hot & cold).
* Our Hybrid Working Model supports flexible working
arrangements on a formal or informal arrangement,
considering both location and/or working hours, subject
to business and customer needs. Please highlight any
flexible requirements to our Recruitment team to explore
the opportunities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
At Raytheon UK, we're committed to be building a
workforce that represents the true diversity of Britain
where all of our colleagues feel enabled to deliver the
best work of their lives. We're proud to be an equal
opportunities employer who selects the very best
candidates for the job. We truly value the diversity of our
workforce work hard to create an inclusive environment
where our colleagues can bring the unique skills,
experiences and ideas to the table to help us grow our
business, create innovative solutions and develop our

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) act as the eyes
and ears into the community they represent and support
us in building a truly inclusive business. Our ERGs are
open to all colleagues, regardless of background, and
include: Raytheon Women's Network, RayPride, Young
Employees Success Network, Raytheon Veterans
Network, Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities and

We're also delighted to have been recognised as a Gold
Award Employer as part of the HM's Armed Forces
Covenant and the Human Rights Campaign's 2021
Corporate Equality Index as a 'best place to work for
LGBTQ Equality'.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment
regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran
status, age or any other characteristic.
If you need us to make any adjustments to support you
during our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment
team who will be happy to help.


Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. It is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence and has developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, national security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Waddington, Broughton and Manchester.


Raytheon UK has six key sites. Our manufacturing hub is in Glenrothes in Fife where we employ more than 560 people. The aircraft systems integration takes place in Broughton, North Wales. We manage the Sentinel programme from RAF Waddington where we provide training and a wide range of development work for the RAF. At Gloucester and Manchester, our new cyber business centres conduct specialist research and software development work for customers, and finally there’s our technology centre in Harlow.


With more than 1,600 employees situated across England, Scotland and Wales, Raytheon UK continues to invest in its infrastructure and people as well as growing its graduate and apprenticeship programmes.


Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.

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