Simulation Solutions Architect, Harlow, Essex, UK

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Harlow, Essex, UK

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United Kingdom


GBR13: Home – Harlow, The Pinnacles, Harlow, CM195BB, United Kingdom

Position Role Type:


Simulation Solution Architect

May be based at a Raytheon site or at home

Summary of role

A fantastic opportunity for a simulation Solution Architect to join Raytheon UK in a technical leadership role. This role is to develop exciting leading edge, innovative training solutions from the initial concept phase through to full roll-out to our customers. There will be an opportunity to shape and influence the development methods, working in collaboration with world class partners and customer.

Key Responsibilities:

Discover, define and evolve strategic architectures for complex hardware and software-based training systems applicable at an enterprise or organisational level.
Own the architectural roadmap for training, considering the horizons required to support current and future customers’ needs.
Partner with senior stakeholders to ensure architecture designs fulfil functional and non-functional requirements and align with broader architectural goals
Assist the Design Authority for Raytheon UK’s training architecture and solutions, reporting to the Training Solution Lead
Communicate risks and impacts of design changes to technical and non-technical stakeholders
Key contributor & independent reviewer at enterprise level architecture reviews
Act as technical focal point for synthetic training architecture
Personal development of key technical team leaders through coaching and mentoring
Act as an authority on tool, process and environment selection
Keep abreast of relevant technology changes and incorporate into architecture roadmaps as applicable
Set the architectural guidelines and standards for this and other Raytheon training programmes

Candidate Requirements

Essential Skills

The suitable candidate must have demonstrable experience as a software / solution architect or technical lead on projects of significant size and complexity, ideally including exposure to HLA/synthetic training design. You will have extensive skills in most of the following areas:

Designing for high availability, scale and resilience of digital training platforms.
Using software design paradigms, such as HLA, Micro Services, Distributed Systems, Hexagonal Architecture and Big Data Platforms.
Articulating complex designs to both technical and business stakeholders.
Translating business outcomes into technical approaches.
Influencing business and technical stakeholders to convey approaches and suggest ideas.
Building productive working relationships with technical stakeholders
Creating high-level architectural roadmaps
Translating theoretical concepts into real world designs
Experience working with cloud technologies and distributed systems
Familiarity with structured and unstructured storage of data
Experience Working with Agile teams using SCRUM or Kanban

Desirable Skills

Experience in the design of training solutions providing mixed technologies including – emulation, simulation, scenario generation, immersion, mixed reality, with modern methods to measure effectiveness.
Experience building enterprise level applications or services
Experience with high performance distributed systems
Experience working within a SAFe delivery construct
Experience of data analytics and visualization
Experience in secure systems design


Degree in a relevant STEM subject or equivalent industry experience essential
Evidence of on-going professional development

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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

At Raytheon UK, we’re committed to be building a workforce that represents the true diversity of Britain where all of our colleagues feel enabled to deliver the best work of their lives. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer who selects the very best candidates for the job. We truly value the diversity of our workforce work hard to create an inclusive environment where our colleagues can bring the unique skills, experiences and ideas to the table to help us grow our business, create innovative solutions and develop our people.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) act as the eyes and ears into the community they represent and support us in building a truly inclusive business. Our ERGs are open to all colleagues, regardless of background, and include: Raytheon Women’s Network, RayPride, Young Employees Success Network, Raytheon Veterans Network, Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities and RayBAME.

We’re also delighted to have been recognised as a Gold Award Employer as part of the HM’s Armed Forces Covenant and the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index as a ‘best place to work for LGBTQ Equality’.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other characteristic.

If you need us to make any adjustments to support you during our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to help.

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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JBRTX-01594966  2023.03.10

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