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GBR01:Harlow, Essex, Kao One, Kao Park, Harlow, CM17 9NA

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Role: Hardware Engineer

Location: Harlow

Raytheon UK is looking for an experienced and high performing Engineer to join a successful Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (APNT) team within the Global Sensors Mission Area, creating Digital GPS Anti-Jam Systems for the military market. The role will be based at Raytheon’s Harlow facility (with weekly hybrid split working available) and the successful candidate will report directly to the APNT Digital Hardware Engineering Lead.

The Electronics Design Engineer (we will consider applications from candidates with few years of experience to early Senior level) will be able make their mark on a broad and varied range of product designs and will be expected to assist in the integration of these designs into products, being the focal point for the complete system.

Main Duties:

The successful applicant will support the APNT Team across various programmes (both internally and Customer funded) and will involve the following main duties:

  • Schematic generation, PCB design, component selection, evaluation and verification
  • Work alongside our system engineers on architectures of electronic subsystems
  • Develop requirements to ensure compliance to the relevant standards.
  • Work alongside our embedded software engineers and mechanical engineers
  • Generate supporting design documentation and perform regular technical reviews.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Experience with embedded digital electronics and microprocessor systems
  • Experience working with FPGAs and SoC technologies.
  • Experience taking prototypes and turning them into production hardware.
  • Experience designing PCBs in conformance with defence engineering standards/airborne standards
  • Experience in designing for manufacture
  • Able to present technical information clearly and concisely to others
  • Demonstrable analytical and problem solving skills
  • An openness to learn and try new techniques
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic work environment - working independently or with others to overcome obstacles
  • Capable of analysing and reporting on technical data
  • Eligible or holder of current SC security clearance


  • Experience of working with the Xilinx chip family
  • Familiarity with the application of a systems engineering approach across the design and development life cycle
  • Experience using the Mentor Xpedition PCB design tool and SPICE
  • Experience creating DO254 compliant electronic systems
  • APNT systems domain knowledge and/or experience in a similar field

Understanding of environmental requirements (shock, vibration, EMC, etc.), experience applying these requirements to a design and experience testing for these requirements

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester and Manchester along with a presence across other customer sites, 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 across its core mission areas Weapons & Sensors, and Cyber, Space & Training.
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.
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 schemes.
  • 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 considered wherever we can (depending on the role) so please enquire or highlight any request to our Recruitment team to explore flexible working possibilities.
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold)

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.


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), Raytheon Reservist Network (RaRe), Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities (RADA), RayPride and all work together with our Diversity & Inclusion council, and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

As a proud contributor to the HM Armed Forces, Raytheon UK signed the HM Armed Forces covenant in 2014. Due to the varied activities and support to our Armed Forces & Reservists,

Raytheon UK has since been awarded the prestigious Covenant ‘Gold Award’ Employee Recognition.

Raytheon UK recognise that our people are the critical factor in our success, and we strive to provide a challenging and rewarding careers.

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