Raytheon Systems

Software Architect

Job Title: Lead Software Architect
Req ID: 83754BR
Location: Manchester

Summary of role
A fantastic opportunity to join Raytheon UK Intelligence and Security, We are looking for an experienced software systems architect to join our Information Exploitation Team. We operate a Agile/Scrum methodology and you will be involved in the full software development lifecycle, developing solutions using the latest technologies. Working for Raytheon Intelligence and Security you will be part of a growing team, working alongside world class partner organizations. Raytheon supports on-going professional development through both formal and on-the-job training to help you further your career aspirations and develop your management and leadership potential

Main duties of the position
Primary Objective: To design and develop mission critical applications and systems

Key Responsibilities:
· Design and define architectures for complex software based systems
· Document these designs and communicate them to all stakeholders
· Act as Software Design Authority who can communicate risks and impacts of design changes to technical and none technical stakeholders
· Key contributor & independent reviewer at gate & design reviews
· Design and develop product functionality, user interfaces and performance improvements
· Act as team lead for large scale software development programs ensuring efficient use & deployment of software resources
· High competency in use of software patterns and other design methodologies.
· Responsible for section/business area resource planning
· Responsible for personal development of team members
· Identify and resolve issues related to tool, process and environment selection
· Keep abreast of relevant technology changes and plan for new technology insertion

Candidate Requirements
Essential Skills

The suitable candidate must have demonstrable experience as a software architect on projects of significant size and complexity and extensive skills in the following areas:
· Responsible for initial design and development of new software or extensive software revisions;
· Work with business analysts to define product requirements
· Creating high-level architectural specifications
· Ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems/platforms..
· High competency in use of software patterns.
· Key contributor & independent reviewer at gate & design reviews
· Application development using Java orientated middleware, for example, JEE, Spring, Hibernate, Apache Camel
· C# based application development

Desirable Skills

• Web application frameworks development in languages such as JavaScript, jQuery, node.js, angular.js, HTML5/CSS3
• Software application development utilizing RDBMS (e.g. Oracle/MySQL) and/or unstructured persistence layers, (e.g. ElasticSearch, MongoDB )
• Experience Working with Agile/SCRUM/DevOps delivery models
• Experience with high performance distributed systems
• Experience of Data Analytics and Visualization
• Experience of Big Data Technologies (Hadoop, Pig, Hive, Spark)
• Experience in secure development techniques and tools that produce secure systems
• Understanding of virtualization (e.g. VMWare and Hyper-V)
• Experience of PKI and encryption techniques

Key Behaviours

• Good interpersonal skills for customer liaison
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Good time management, organization and prioritization 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

Relevant Computer Science related Bachelor’s Degree essential and evidence of ongoing professional development.


Typical Experience
We are looking for individuals with experience of software development, with military or Government project background would be an advantage.
A broad knowledge of Information Security "best practice" would also be useful.


Raytheon Intelligence & 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 has resulted in the establishment of a new Innovation Centre to support our government, law enforcement and commercial customers. This will create a broad spectrum of new 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 Intelligence & Security'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.


If you are looking for a role and a team that will challenge you to achieve success for our customers then providing you have the skills and the ability to achieve Government clearance we want to hear from you today.


Standard Benefits:
• 25 days holiday + statutory holidays
• Contributory Pension Scheme
• Life Assurance
• Flexible Benefits
• Enhanced sick pay scheme

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.

All successful applicants must be eligible & willing to obtain a SC clearance with the view to progressing to DV level which would be sponsored by Raytheon UK.

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