Senior UX / Web Developer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

Job Title: Senior UX Software Engineer, G09
Req ID: 129696BR
Location: Greater Manchester

Summary of role
A fantastic opportunity to join the team at Raytheon UK’s Cyber Innovation Centre in Greater Manchester. We develop both frontend and server side software using a variety of agile methodologies and you will be fully involved working closely with the entire team in a truly agile environment. Working for Raytheon you will be part of a pioneering Manchester office with a growing team of developers, working alongside world class partner organisations. Raytheon supports ongoing professional development through both formal and on-the-job training to help you further develop your career and develop your management and leadership potential.

Main duties of the position
Primary Objective: Play a role in a multi-disciplinary team building mission critical applications by designing user interfaces, producing wire-frame prototype models and performing user research which can be translated to real world systems -- all as part of an team that values communication, collaboration and trust.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Play a leading role in the User Experience aspects of software delivery in both design and technical perspectives
  • Design and document user journeys, helping the multi-disciplinary software team to build out systems and tools which have effective human-facing components
  • Measure user interactions and feed data into a discipline of continuous improvement
  • Creative and inventive input into all design decisions on a product balanced by the need to be adaptive and flexible to changing requirements and plans
  • Support the development of a high performing team with a focus on software excellence
  • Effective line management of the junior software engineers in your team (typically 2-3) including facilitating their personal development
  • Mentoring of team members and colleagues beyond your line management remit
  • Hold accountability for the software produced by your staff
  • Contribute to the development of the team’s standards of software engineering best practice
  • Drive the continuous improvement of design and development best practice within your team.
  • Design and develop new products within the context of an agile software delivery team
  • Collaborate with your peers on design and integrate with the technical solution members of your team

Candidate Requirements
Essential Skills:
  • A creative individual able to design platforms and engage users from an experience perspective
  • An extensive background in user research, customer engagement and designing wireframes
  • Experience of software architecture patterns and interface design paradigms
  • Highly experienced at building enterprise level web applications with complex frontends that link with services or embedded software
  • Significant experience with working with tools such as Balsamiq, Illustrator or similar
  • Significant experience working in an agile delivery team
  • Significant experience using development frameworks such as TDD and BDD
  • A track record of leading design and/or software development teams
  • A good understanding of Angular, React, JavaScript
  • A working understanding of SOLID principles
  • A working understanding of version control software
  • Habitual use of data-gathering tools and visualisation techniques
  • Familiarity with structured and unstructured storage of data

Desirable Skills:
  • Experience using continuous integration
  • Experience working in a continuous delivery environment
  • Experience working with infrastructure as code technologies.
  • Experience working with big data technologies
  • Experience working with cloud technologies and distributed systems
  • Experience deploying applications in containers or other virtualisation technologies
  • Experience working on military or government projects
  • Experience working with secure development techniques
  • Knowledge of information security best practice

Key Behaviours:
  • Good interpersonal skills for customer and partner liaison
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good time management, organisation and prioritisation skills
  • An inquisitive mind and a desire to promote innovation
  • A desire to learn and constantly expand your horizons
  • Ability to work closely with others in a small team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • High degree of initiative and flexibility
  • Willingness to travel if required

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 cybersecurity 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

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 may be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.
· Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites with free snacks & drinks (hot & cold) available at others

About Raytheon Cyber Security…

Raytheon has decades of experience in cyber, information operations and information assurance to successfully protect our global customers’ critical infrastructure from the most complex threats. Increasing demand for our capabilities led to the establishment of our Cyber Innovation Centre in Gloucestershire, which has grown rapidly since opening in late 2014. This has created a broad spectrum of roles to support our customers in developing solutions for cyber security, research and mission support both technical and non-technical.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are looking for something different from their career and who are demanding of themselves and others around them to achieve success. Raytheon's ambition is to provide an environment that is more silicon valley than security and defence. We want to encourage individual innovation and progression that is both exciting and rewarding, avoiding the dull 'beige' of the standard information security companies.