Principal Software Engineer

Raytheon -

Full-time (Permanent)
Competitive Salary with Excellent Benefits
Published on
28 July 2020
31 December 2020

Main duties of the position
Primary Objective: To design, develop and maintain mission critical applications and systems as part of an Agile team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership of an Agile Software Delivery Teams from both a technical and line management perspective
  • Development of high performing teams with a focus on software excellence.
  • Own the standards of software engineering practice applied in your teams.
  • Design and develop new product functionality within the context of an Agile software delivery team.
  • Collaborate with your peers on Technical strategy within your teams.
  • Drive the continuous improvement of practice and code within your teams.
  • Mentoring of team members and colleagues beyond your line management remit.
  • This position reports to the Capability Lead

Essential Skills

  • Previous experience of producing and deploying applications in a production environment through a CI/CD pipeline
  • Extensive experience of native Cloud
  • Experience working in an Agile/SCRUM/DevOps delivery environment

Desirable Skills (some of)

  • Experience of TDD, BDD
  • Experience of applying Software Architecture Patterns
  • Java (or similar high-level language) application development 
  • Application development using Java orientated middleware, for example, JEE, Spring, Hibernate, Apache Camel
  • Python 
  • JavaScript framework (React or Angular), Javascript, jquery, Typescript.
  • NodeJS
  • Docker / ECS / ACS Kubernetes containerisation and orchestration
  • Puppet / Chef / Jenkins / CI pipelines
  • Software application development utilizing RDBMS (e.g. Oracle/MySQL) and/or unstructured persistence layers, (e.g. ElasticSearch, MongoDB )

Key Behaviours:

  • Good interpersonal skills for customer and partner liaison
  • Good time management, organisation and prioritisation skills
  • An inquisitive mind and a desire to promote innovation
  • Strong leadership skills and experience of managing people/teams


•    Degree or equivalent industry experience essential.

•    Evidence of ongoing professional development.

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester with presence across other customer sites also. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK 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.  

Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business 

About Raytheon Technologies 

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, 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.

Standard Benefits:

·     25 days holiday + statutory public holidays

·     Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)

·     6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’

·     Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.

·     Enhanced sick pay scheme

·     Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.

·     37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements). Flexible working arrangements can be discussed and agreed depending on the role



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 counsel, Reservist Network etc and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

Typical Experience

We are looking for software engineers, with professional experience. Hands on experience in an Agile delivery team using industry best of breed technology and techniques within a digital focused organisation.

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