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Raytheon UK

Role : Firmware Engineer
Location: Glenrothes/Livingston
Req ID: 168386BR

Raytheon UK is looking for an experienced and high performing Firmware / Embedded Software Engineer to join a successful Power Products Team within the Global Sensors Mission Area.

The role will be based at Raytheon’s in Livingston/Glenrothes .

The Firmware / Embedded Software Engineer will be the focal point for architecting the complete control solution on one or more Power Products, overseeing the technical integration of contributions from other engineering disciplines. It represents a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced digital engineer to really make their mark on a broad and varied range of Power Product developments.

Above all, this is the ideal opportunity for a self-starting senior engineer who wants to work on exciting technology and product development projects in a collaborative environment.

The role:
This role includes:
•Assessing customer requirements – Deriving detailed FPGA/Firmware requirements for complex systems.
•Power Product design and development – Architecting the control solution in collaboration with the Principal Hardware Engineer. Developing these concepts through to final production.
•Modelling and simulations of control functions to be verified and validated.
•Developing the model-based design process and tools to enable rapid controller development.
•Designing to meet and follow industry standards such as RTCA D0-254 or similar.
•Liaising with academia and industry experts.

Essential Skills:
•Good knowledge of high power (up to 5kW), electro-mechanical and / or thermal product design within harsh environments.
•Experience of VHDL based FPGA design and verification techniques.
•Practical experience of FPGA technology from Xlinix, Altera and/or Actel.
•Ability to de-bug and test new firmware designs and supporting module and system related test, verification and integration.
•Design circuits in analogue, power and digital.
•Fully understand circuit operation, debug, diagnose and implement fixes.
•Good problem solving skills, willing to take ownership as well as positively contributing within cross-discipline teams.
•Experience in simulation (Matlab, LTSpice, PSpice or Orcad).
•Experienced in system modelling.
•Proven Technical leadership of digital control teams on major programmes.
•Experience in interpretation of customer specs and end use environments.
•Work with Customers to develop the technical requirements and then manage these requirements through the product development.
•Good communication skills. Ability to tailor communications to level and audience at all levels.
•Willingness to travel throughout the UK, Europe and the US.
•Eligible or current holder of SC security clearance.

Desired Skills:
•Experience using the Mentor Graphics tool suit; DxDesigner, Constraints Editor, HyperLynx tools such as Signal Integrity & Power Analyser, SystemVision simulation or equivalents would be advantageous.
•Proven analytical skills in circuit simulation and thermal analysis.
•Embedded Software Development experience & RTOS and Drivers exposure
•Design of Invertor and Power Factor Correction power supplies and exposure to other topologies.
•Experience of working with Industry standard toolsets (e.g. DOORs).
•Understands the principles of 6 Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.

Required Education/Experience:
•BEng/ MSc / MEng / PhD in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or similar, with appropriate specialisation in FPGA/Firmware/digital design techniques and embedded development.
Candidates with other qualifications and relevant experience will be considered.

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester and a presence across customer sites together with remote working practices. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs over 2,000 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK 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. It’s 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.

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 (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.
Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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