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Embedded Software Engineer

Raytheon UK
United Kingdom-Plymouth
Closing date
19 Jan 2023

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Defence , Engineering, IT
Job Role
Software Developer
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Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers' toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

At the Plymouth location, we design and manufacture products for control, navigation and guidance for surface and air applications in the global aerospace and defence markets. Our world leading products include the innovative MEMS based IMUs and the digital terrain reference navigation system, TERPROM®.

We are currently seeking an Embedded Software Engineer to work on a range of inertial measurement projects.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Providing inputs to software planning, estimation and project management activities.
  • Providing inputs to the requirements analysis activity.
  • Decomposition of system requirements in to software requirements, user stories, use cases.
  • Embedded software design architectural/detailed design.
  • Development of detailed test specifications, integration and unit level.
  • Coding - primarily Embedded C++ and C for support systems and tools.
  • Verification of code against design and requirements.
  • Hardware/software integration.
  • Support performance qualification testing including the development of test tools.
Basic Requirements:
  • Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Prior experience of Software Engineering, working within the software development lifecycle on real time embedded software, including use of high level languages C and C++, Ada (preferably modern embedded C++)
  • The ability to work well within a team as well as being self-motivated.
  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills
  • Excellent customer focus
Preferred Requirements:
  • Experience with software design tools e.g. Enterprise Architect or similar
  • Understanding of UML
  • Experience with version control e.g. SVN, Git, Seapine SCM
  • Experience of Test Driven Development
  • Experiences of Lean Software Development
  • Experience of providing planning input project management and bids
We are located in a lively ocean city in a beautiful part of the UK with access to numerous water and outdoor sports not to mention a world class sports and diving centre. We have a comprehensive benefits package including a flexible 37 hour working week, discounted gym membership, access to a shopping voucher and discount portal and much more, all working within a culture based on positive assumptions in an exceptionally safe, clean and modern working environment.

Please note that potential candidates will be subject to Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and background checks and that project access restrictions may apply to some nationalities


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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