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Electronics Design Engineer

Raytheon U.K.
Harlow, Essex, England
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

Job Details

The Raytheon UK Weapons team has a fantastic opportunity for a new engineer to join and assist in delivering complex and high-profile programmes to customers based in the UK. This team works with cutting edge technology and offers the opportunity to contribute to global security whilst offering the opportunity to learn and develop your own skills and knowledge. It also offers excellent opportunities to grow in a challenging and rewarding environment, supported by a fantastic, close-knit multi-functional team.

As a result of new contracts, the engineering team is rapidly growing and therefore we are looking for a motivated Electronics Design Engineer with a background in the design of PCBs and embedded systems, knowledge of designing for manufacture and with a keen interest in weapon systems.

As well as developing within the business, Raytheon UK also encourages its employees to get involved in one of our Employee Resource Groups. These groups are an integral part of our diversity and inclusion journey and a key to maintaining a rich diverse talent base. We also encourage all employees to take advantage of 5 full days of volunteering leave to allow them to focus on social causes that impact their local community. We also support flexible working hours, which can be negotiated to suit both the business and employee to help balance busy lives.

The role will be based at Raytheon's Harlow facility. 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 applicant will support the Weapons Team across various programmes (both internally and Customer funded) and will involve the following main duties:

  • Schematic generation, PCB design, component selection, evaluation and verification

  • Work alongside our system engineers on architectures of electronic subsystems

  • Develop requirements to ensure compliance to the relevant standards

  • Work alongside our embedded software engineers and mechanical engineers

  • Generate supporting design documentation and perform regular technical reviews

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience with embedded digital electronics and microprocessor systems

  • Experience taking prototypes and turning them into production hardware

  • Experience designing PCBs in conformance with defence engineering standards/airborne standards

  • Experience in designing for manufacture

  • Able to present technical information clearly and concisely to others

  • Demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills

  • An openness to learn and try new techniques

  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment - working independently or with others to overcome obstacles

  • Capable of analysing and reporting on technical data

  • Eligible or holder of current SC security clearance


  • Experience using the Xilinx chip family

  • Experience working with FPGAs and SoC technologies
  • Familiarity with the application of a systems engineering approach across the design and development life cycle

  • Experience using the Mentor Xpedition PCB design tool and SPICE

  • Experience creating DO254 compliant electronic systems

  • Working with Model Based System Engineering tools such as Simulink

  • Weapon systems domain knowledge and/or experience in a similar field

  • Understanding of environmental requirements (shock, vibration, EMC, etc.), experience applying these requirements to a design and experience testing for these requirements

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.

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.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.


About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester and Manchester, Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country the company employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across the country.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of $27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 97 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, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

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