Senior Test Development Engineer

Raytheon U.K.
Glenrothes, Fife
11 Dec 2018
10 Jan 2019

Business Context:

  • The Senior Test Development Engineer will be responsible for design, manufacture, verification and validation along with through life technical support of board level, sub-system and system level test equipment for military products within Raytheon UK.
  • In-depth hardware and applicable test related software design engineering experience.
  • Capable of supplying engineering leadership and technical guidance within test group to ensure robust and timely delivery of test equipment to support production manufacturing’s needs.


  • To design, build and commission custom functional test equipment to support Raytheon UKs production manufacturing facility.
  • Contribute and Lead Technically within the engineering team developing Raytheon UK test equipment to meet the specified test requirements within scope, cost, and schedule.
  • Prepare/Contribute to bids for power conversion products.
  • Provide technical guidance and direction to test equipment design teams as necessary.
  • To provide support to engineering management and customers in all aspects of test equipment design and manufacture. Prepare design evidence and present design review data to engineering management / customers.
  • To use and develop tools and techniques to improve test equipment design processes.
  • Develop product test specifications in conjunction with customers.
  • Utilise Raytheon Six Sigma process improvement principles.
  • Execute development activities in accordance with Raytheon UKs Integrated Product Development processes.

Education, skills and experience:

  • Experience in some or all of the following
  • Ideally Degree qualified in scientific, engineering or other relevant subject. Lesser qualification may be considered in lieu of experience
  • Experience in the hardware design of test equipment such as:-
  • Actuator systems
  • GPS systems
  • Switched Mode PSUs from W to kW;
  • High speed serial and parallel communication interfaces;
  • RF test development;
  • FPGA, DSP;
  • Precision Analogue A/D & D/A convertors;
  • Small signal analogue measurement techniques.
  • Experience in software design of test equipment using languages / tools, such as:-
  • LabView;
  • Test Stand; LabView CVI;
  • C#;
  • Use of PLCS and PIC Micro-controllers.
  • Experienced in Design Engineering and full product lifecycles.
  • Problem analysis and resolution.
  • Eligible for or holder of current SC security clearance. (Raytheon will sponsor as required)


  • High performance Engineer and self-starter.
  • Innovative and eager to push the boundaries.
  • Background of work within a project management environment, an exposure to or an understanding of Earned Value reporting techniques would be of benefit.
  • Strong knowledge of electronics design and manufacturing processes over a wide range of technologies and production platforms.
  • Analytical engineer who can process data efficiently to provide solutions to problems and communicate the outcomes at all levels.
  • Good team player who is willing to take ownership of problems and participate fully in team activities.
  • Can demonstrate contribution to specific improvements in Development and Production Programs’ effectiveness efficiency and optimisation.
  • Can understand and promote the use of Equipment / Machine SPC to identify potential issues and prevent them.
  • Understands the principles of 6 Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
  • Proven technical presentation skills.

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


  • 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.


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