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Senior Data Engineer

Raytheon UK Stand: W28

Job Title: Senior Data Engineer – Cyber, Space and Training

Locations: Manchester / Gloucester / London / Remote Options


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Looking for something different in your career? Join Raytheon make a real difference in the fight against cyber-crime.

Working as part of Raytheon UK’s Cyber, Space and Training (CST) business, the Strategic Research Group (SRG) is a multi-disciplinary expert team focused on next-gen research in artificial intelligence, security research and cloud technology.


SRG is not yet another software team building enterprise solutions.  The group operate at the cutting edge of technology and research, applying world class research to customer-relevant challenges in order to create unique prototypes, genuine expertise and valuable hands-on skills.


The team has grown substantially over the last 3 years providing an increasing number of opportunities for work and development in space systems, cyber security, control systems and more.

This is a complex and challenging role that will be highly rewarding and high profile, working in agile and successful team dedicated to deliver high quality and innovative solutions to meet complex customer requirements.

Candidate Requirements:

You should have hands-on experience designing, creating, building and operating complex software systems, good verbal and written communication skills, be able to work with autonomy but also work well within a team. The role involves assessing and integrating new and emerging technologies, so a proactive and inquisitive mindset is welcomed.


The following core skills are required for the role -

  • Proven experience designing and implementing data pipelines leveraging technologies such as Spark, Kafka, SQS etc.
  • Ability to write production level Python or Scala
  • Experience with databases and SQL.


Additional desirable skills/experience includes:

  • Experience with ETL pipelines
  • Good understanding of AWS or Azure data services
  • Experience in DevOps and code deployment using CI/CD best practices.



Note that Raytheon anticipate that this is a demanding skillset and therefore are flexible regarding the overall skills match. Where necessary training will be provided to the right candidate to ensure that any skills gaps are addressed.


Broader Experience


Raytheon UK welcomes individuals with a broad range of experiences, diverse careers and technical qualifications.  Such diversity of thought is an asset, and as such, broad career experience is valuable. Examples of relevant experience or qualifications are:


  • Professional data science certifications (eg Cloudera Data Scientist) or other technologies.


  • Experience working in the Defence and National Security domain, in particular direct experience working with UK Government customers.


  • Evidence of proactive self-development and self-directed learning such as Cloud certification
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