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Raytheon Technologies Firmware Engineer in Glenrothes, United Kingdom

Role : Firmware Engineer

Location: Glenrothes

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 with presence across other customer sites also. 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 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 public 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 & 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).


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, RayBAME, 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.

Raytheon Application Process

To apply visit the Raytheon Technologies Global website https://jobs.rtx.com and search by location or Req ID: 168386BR.