Firmware Engineer


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Glenrothes, KY

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United Kingdom


GBR02: Glenrothes, Scotland, Queensway Industrial Estate, Glenrothes, KY75PY, United Kingdom

Job Title: Firmware Engineer (Power)

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Location(s): Glenrothes/Livingston

Summary of Role

Raytheon UK is looking for a dynamic and ambitious Embedded Firmware/Software Engineer to work within Raytheon’s Power business. Reporting to the Engineering Lead, this is a creative and stimulating role offering excellent development opportunities and the chance to work alongside our highly skilled technical team. The ability to work on projects from initial concept stage, developing the concepts through to final production units. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to develop and maintain our world class power product portfolio and technical roadmap. This is a complex and challenging role that will be highly rewarding, with extensive communication and interfacing requirements with key stakeholders, demanding excellent interpersonal skills and high levels of energy and stamina. The work location will primarily be based at our Glenrothes or Livingston facilities with frequent visits to other customer sites in the UK and occasional travel to the US.

Main Duties

  • Assessing customer requirements and deriving detailed FPGA Firmware requirements for complex systems
  • Concept development for complex functions and systems thru to final production units
  • FPGA design and analysis
  • Power Product Design and development architecting the control solution in collaboration with Hardware Engineers
  • Solving complex technical problems on new and existing products from our portfolio
  • Modelling, Document Verification and Qualification of products to industry and customer standards
  • Configuration of product designs and their controlled change.
  • Prepare technical document & reports
  • Support internal & customer discussions, leading in your area of expertise.

Candidate Requirements


  • BEng, MSc, MEng or PhD in Electronical Electronic Engineering or a related discipline, FPGA firmware experience highly desirable
  • FPGA design and analysis
  • Ability to debug and test firmware designs and supporting module system related test, verification, and integration
  • Experience in simulation; Modelsim, Matlab, LTSpice, PSpice or Orcad
  • Prior exposure and experience within Power Electronics/Design to cost & schedule
  • Good and demonstrable problem-solving skills with practical laboratory test, circuit & test measurement experience
  • Good communicator able to engage technically within the company and to customers
  • Eligible or current holder of SC security clearance


  • Practical experience using FPGA technologies from either Xilinx, Altera and or Actel
  • Ability to analyse system level requirements and derive details Firmware requirements
  • A methodical approach to the full Firmware design lifecycle, working to a structured Firmware process with an understanding of processes such as – DO-0254/0178 or similar
  • Experience using the Mentor Graphics tool suite; xDX Designer, Constraints Editor, HyperLynx tools such as Signal Integrity & Power Analyser, System Vision simulation or equivalents would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of VHDL Firmware development, design and test using suitable toolsets (i.e. Xilinx Vivado, ModelSim, Matlab Hdl Coder). Proven analytical skills in circuit simulation (Matlab, LT Spice)
  • Familiarity with version management tools like SVN/Github
  • Knowledge of C and assembly language for embedded Software development using suitable toolsets (i.e. Texas Instruments Code Composer)
  • Awareness and application of DFM&T (Design for Manufacture & Test)
  • Experience of recognised standards MIL Std, IPS etc

About Raytheon

Raytheon UK is a subsidiary of Raytheon Company. We are a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence and have developed strong capabilities in mission systems integration in defence, National & Cyber security and commercial markets. Raytheon UK also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software solutions at its facilities in Harlow, Glenrothes, Gloucester, Manchester, Waddington and Broughton.

Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5ITM products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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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 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, Paternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37 hour working week with an early finish Friday. Flexible working arrangements may be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow and Glenrothes sites with free snacks and drinks (hot and cold) available at others


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