Principal Software Engineer
Cyber crime and threats are evolving across the globe. Raytheon is developing cutting-edge solutions to defeat these threats – and our software engineers are at the heart of our vital work.
We use an Agile/Scrum methodology and you’ll be involved in the full software development lifecycle. The technologies we have at our disposal are second to none, so you can also expect exposure to AWS, Java, Cucumber and everything in between.
You’ll be part of a growing, high-performing and truly agile team of specialist developers, testers and analysts drawn from diverse and interesting backgrounds. Working collaboratively and in conjunction with our partner organisations, you’ll help to design, develop and maintain critical cyber applications and systems for government, law enforcement and commercial customers.
We strive to make software excellence the standard. So we’ll also look to you to develop and share best software engineering practice, continually improve our coding capabilities, and design and develop new product functionality from an Agile perspective.
Summary of Role:
Principal Software Engineer is required for Defence Targeting Toolset (DTT) Programme. As an experienced and mid-level developer joining our software development team, you will initially be supporting the final stages of enhancements to the first release of functionality, and building the forthcoming second increment.
Working within the Information Exploitation section of the Cyber & Intelligence Business Unit, DTT provides users with a single source-of-truth in collation and management of targeting data, including consumption of data from external services, distribution and guaranteeing consistency; thorough audit capability of decision making; automatic generation of reports; and an increase in operational tempo.
DTT is an n-tier Rich Web Application, built on Service Oriented Architecture and comprising RESTful services. We work within an Agile development framework from a prioritised backlog, with daily standups. We have a regular 3 month release cycle.
You will have demonstrable experience designing and developing enterprise-grade Object-Oriented Java applications, including integration with middleware and RDBMS, third-party/open source libraries and handling problems of concurrency and scalability. You will have worked and thrived in an Agile environment, knowing and committing to the responsibilities of an Agile developer; able to show your dedication to delivery.
You'll have great communication skills and be able to use them with senior managers, customers and peers alike. Have a desire to share what you know and guide junior developers and your peers, taking ownership of problems and creating high-quality, comprehensively tested solutions. Also, able to review other solutions, thoroughly, in depth and in detail. You'll be passionate about technology, keeping yourself up to date with changes across the industry and with ideas of how to use them in the product.
Employees may also be required to work on other Defence Intelligence Solutions programmes, either based in Harlow/Warminster, or through temporary basing at other Raytheon or customer sites
As a Principal Software Developer, we will expect you to have experience in some of the following:
Spring and its sub-projects
Hibernate (or other ORM framework)
JUnit (or other Unit Testing framework)
Web Services, particularly REST, and JSON
Cascading Style Sheets
JBoss (or other Application Server)
Ant or Maven
Techniques, Concepts or Methodologies:
Scrum and/or Kanban (or other Agile frameworks)
OO Design and UML
OO Design Patterns and/or Enterprise Design Patterns
Enterprise Service Bus
Continuous Integration (and, optimally, Continuous Deployment)
DevOps (including DevSecOps, or other Dev*Ops variant)
Mapping, Geolocation, Symbology and Geographic Information Systems
Tools (particularly if you have any experience in an administrative role):
TeamCity (or Jenkins, Hudson, CruiseControl, or other Continuous Integration tool)
Atlassian JIRA (or ClearQuest, or other Issue Tracking tool)
Atlassian Crucible/FishEye (or other Code Review tools)
Open Source libraries and APIs
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 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 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, 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.
• 25 days holiday + statutory holidays
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Life Assurance
• Flexible Benefits
• Enhanced sick pay scheme
• Enhanced maternity & shared parental leave
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.