Software Development Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

Job Title: Software Development Engineer
Req ID: 129284BR
Location: Portsmouth

Summary of Role

An opportunity to join a small UK software development team, part of Raytheon Anschutz, producing high performance applications targeted at the maritime industry. Products include Integrated Navigation, Bridge and Surveillance Systems. The team is working in an agile (SCRUM) development environment primarily developing in C++ making use of modern tools from industry and the open source community. The successful candidate will require excellent communication skills and be an effective problem solver able to work under their own initiative as a prominent member of the team.

Main Duties

  • Assist in the capture and analysis of technical requirements including estimating timescales and product delivery milestones
  • Design, implement and maintain software across a variety of application types including back-end database management, communication infrastructure and client-server programming
  • Front-end graphical user interface design
  • Software testing (creation, documentation and execution) including unit tests and simulation tools
  • Assist in evaluating and recommending new technologies, tools and processes to help maintain high levels of excellence

Candidate Requirements


  • Degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Knowledge of C++ and object oriented methodologies
  • Knowledge of data structures and their applications
  • Good mathematical and algorithm development skills
  • Development experience in UI Design (Preferably using Qt Framework)
  • Other technologies including COM, ATL, STL, XML, Web services, Network Programming
  • Knowledge of database coding and administration: SQL Server or similar a plus


Experience in:
  • Integrated Navigation Systems,
  • Surveillance Systems.
  • Command and Control Display Software
  • Tactical Display Software
  • Electronic Chart Software
  • Radar Systems Software,
  • Camera systems Software.

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 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. 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 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, Paternity & 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. 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 and Reservist Network which all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate in.