The Colorado operations of Raytheon are growing.
The aerospace and defense contractor completed a merger with United Technologies Corp. earlier this year to form Raytheon Technologies. In an internal reshuffling, the intelligence part of the business based in Aurora combined with the company’s space business to create Raytheon Intelligence and Space.
As a result, Raytheon is hiring 200 new people just in Colorado, said Bill Sullivan, a vice president and general manager in Aurora, the headquarters for the new space arm of the company.
“Everything our company does in space hardware or software-based ground control systems are going to be led out of this facility in Colorado,” Sullivan said. “We’re looking for all types of folks” to hire.
They are looking for software developers, system-level software engineers, and people who can integrate commercially available software packages for customers, develop cloud-based systems and who understand cyber security.
“With all the systems that we build for our customers, the cyber security of those systems is paramount,” Sullivan said.
The coronavirus pandemic created logistical challenges for the roughly 2,500 employees who work on Raytheon’s campus in east Aurora. Those doing classified work must work from the office, while those who don’t can work from home.
Sullivan, who switches back and forth from office to home, said about 50% of the workspace is being used. He said protective barriers have been put up, and masks and temperature checks are required to help keep people safe. Virtual meetings are replacing in-person ones.
While the coronavirus has