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Systems Engineer (Model Based Design)

Raytheon U.K.
England, Essex, Harlow
Closing date
2 Jan 2024

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 Systems Engineer with a background in system development, certification and qualification 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:

  • Using System Modelling and Simulation to design and validate key software/firmware components and algorithms within a complex weapon system.

  • Supporting a model based design approach to a weapon mission system development.

Candidate Requirements:


  • Bachelors' Degree in Engineering, Aerospace or other STEM area

  • Demonstrable experience with MathWorks toolsets such as MATLAB and Simulink.

  • Keen analytical approach to solving complex problems

  • Eligible or holder of current SC security clearance


  • 2+ years of relevant experience in model based design

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

  • Relevant system engineering experience and/or knowledge

  • Experience in Software/Firmware Qualification or Certification

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 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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