Data Engineer

  • Raytheon
  • Gloucester, UK
  • 17/02/2020
Full time Data Science Data Engineering Big Data Statistics

Job Description

What is Raytheon’s Strategic Research Group (SRG)?

Part of Raytheon UK’s Cyber and Intelligence (C&I) 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.

Established in Jan 2019, SRG was created to focus Raytheon’s efforts on next-generation technologies critical to create the future capabilities our customers demand. In the short time since the group was established, greats success - both technically and commercially - has been achieved.

As a result of these successes, SRG is seeking to grow, allowing the group to tackle more challenges and deliver further successes.

What makes SRG different?

SRG is an expert group, made of a team of people with a broad skills, expertise and experience. The team includes post-doctorate researchers, experienced data scientists and engineers with customer knowledge, security research and machine learning expertise.

SRG’s culture sets it apart from many other teams. It is vital to how the group operates and to its success.

SRG values creating and sharing tangible results over creating overly detailed plans and excessive PowerPoint presentations. The team deliver a mix of internally funded research and customer funded projects.

SRG work on a ‘cloud first’ basis - AWS, Atlassian, GitHub, Slack are main productivity tools.

SRG is collaborative, supportive and independent. Above all, every member of the group strives to delight and impress our stakeholders, taking great pride in their work.

Data Engineer

Work Location – Gloucester

Essential Behaviours & Attitude

Effective Communicator.

  • Clear regular updates, reports and
  • Able to successfully present work to technical and non-technical audiences

Team working and collaboration.

  • Track record working with colleagues to solve challenges
  • Ability to provide advice and assistance to technical and non-technical colleagues to help solve problems.
  • Willingness to learn and work across boundaries.


  • Hands-on experience designing, creating, building Hadoop-based solutions
  • Strong experience with modern software engineering approaches and best practices.

Core Technical Skills

We expect:

  • Hands on experience building and operating Hadoop eco-system solutions
  • Experience creating production-grade data processing workloads, including data ingest, extraction and transform, storage and analysis
  • Proven track record designing, developing and deploying bespoke analytics on Cloudera tech stack
  • Proficient in Python and/or Java

Broader Experience

SRG welcomes individuals with a broad range of experiences, diverse careers and technical qualifications. Such diversity of thought is an asset, and broad career experience is values.

In addition to the core skills and behaviours, the following experience is desirable:

  • Cloudera certification e.g. CCP Data Engineer.
  • Familiarity with modern software engineering practices, e.g. DevSecOps, MLOps
  • Proficiency with engineering automation tools
  • Experience working in the Defence and National Security domain, in particular direct experience working with UK Government customers.
  • Experience working with large, unstructured, complex datasets.
  • Experience with wider persistence technologies (e.g. Elastic, Mongo, Accumulo).
  • Kaggle participation, or evidence of proactive self-development and self-directed learning.