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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.

The role will be based at Raytheon’s Harlow facility, as part of a Hybrid model with the opportunity to work from home some of the time. 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

  • Modelling, Simulation and Assessment of Weapon systems throughout the systems engineering lifecycle.
  • Supporting a model based systems engineering approach to weapon system development.
  • Support the design development of complex systems.
  • Support model validation activities.

Candidate requirements


  • Demonstrable experience with MathWorks toolsets such as MATLAB and Simulink.
  • Keen analytical approach to solving complex problems
  • Working knowledge of requirements allocation and decomposition
  • Well developed understanding of testing methodology for both simulations and real world components
  • Eligible or holder of current SC security clearance


  • Bachelors' Degree in Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Technology or Systems
  • Relevant experience in systems engineering positions
  • Weapon Systems domain knowledge and/or experience in a similar field

Standard benefits

  • 25 days holiday (increasing to 27 days) + statutory public holidays.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution).
  • 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.