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Software Engineer

Software Engineer(s) – various levels

Location: Gloucester

Summary of role


A fantastic opportunity to join a brand new Cyber Innovation Centre Software Development Team, contributing to developing solutions using the latest technologies as part of growing team and working along world class partner organisations.


Main duties of the position


Basic Objective: To develop and maintain mission critical applications and systems

Key Responsibilities:

Develop product functionality, user interfaces and performance improvements

Document designs and advise on product support material

Investigate product issues and develop solutions to customer issues

Develop test plans and methodologies to ensure developed products meet Raytheon quality standards.

Be involved in, committed to and part of the continuous improvement of software applications and systems.


Candidate Requirements

Essential Skills

Two or more of the following : –

Experience in C/C++ based  application development.

Experience in Java application development.

Experience of web application frameworks development in languages such as Javascript, node.js, angular.js, HTML5/CSS3

Experience of application development using Java orientated middleware, for example, J2EE, Spring, Hibernate, Apache Camel

Experience of software application development utilizing RDBMS (e.g. Oracle/MySQL) and/or unstructured persistence layers, (e.g. ElasticSearch, MongoDB )

With additional experience in some or all of the following:-

Proficient in Microsoft Windows 64bit operating systems as a development and deployment platform

Proficient in Linux as a development and deployment platform

Proficient in use of software configuration management systems (e.g. Clearcase, CVS or Git).

Experience in secure development techniques and tools that produce secure systems.

Good understanding of virtualisation (e.g. VMWare and Hyper-V).

Good interpersonal skills for customer liaison. 

Good written and oral communication skills. 

Good time management, organisation and prioritization skills.



Desirable Skills

Experience of scripting languages; Perl, Python, ruby

Experience of PKI and encryption techniques.

Experience with high performance distributed systems

Experience of Big Data Analytics and Visualization

Working in an Agile / SCRUM /Devops delivery model,


Key Behaviours

Ability to work closely with others in a small team.

Ability to work under pressure.

Contribute ideas that promote innovation.

High degree of initiative and flexibility.

Willingness to travel if required.

Willingness to obtain and maintain a UK Government Security Clearance.

Willing to learn.



BSc in Computing, desirable but not essential.


Typical Experience


Experience of software development in a military or Government project background would be an advantage, but is not essential. A broad knowledge of Information Security “best practice” would be useful

Knowledge of  configuration and deployment software applications and exposure to the full software development lifecycle.


Raytheon Cyber Security

Raytheon UK has opened a new Cyber Innovation Centre in the West Country recently which offers an opportunity for an eclectic range of roles to work in a highly dynamic environment alongside some of the world’s leading experts in the cyber security and intelligence fields.

Raytheon has decades of experience in cyber, information operations and information assurance to successfully protect our global customers’ critical infrastructure from the most complex threats. Increasing demand for our capabilities has led us to require the building of a new Innovation Centre to support our government, law enforcement and commercial customers. This will create a broad spectrum of new roles to support our customers in developing solutions for cyber security, research and mission support both technical and non-technical.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are looking for something different from their career and who are demanding of themselves and others around them to achieve success. Raytheon’s ambition is to provide an environment that is more silicon valley than security and defence. We want to encourage individual innovation and progression that is both exciting and rewarding, avoiding the dull ‘beige’ of the standard information security companies.

If you are looking for a role and a team that will challenge you to achieve success for our customers then providing you have the skills and the ability to achieve Government clearance we want to hear from you today.

Standard Benefits:


25 days holiday + statutory holidays 

Contributory Pension Scheme 

Life Assurance 

Flexible Benefits 

Enhanced sick pay scheme





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.



All successful applicants must be eligible & willing to obtain a SC clearance with the view to progressing to DV level which would be sponsored by Raytheon UK. For further information on the criteria to obtain this please visit – https://www.gov.uk/security-vetting-and-clearance

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