Leonardo is a world-class technology company in the heart of Edinburgh. We create cutting-edge Radars, Countermeasures, Targeting and Laser products for fighter aircraft such as the Eurofighter Typhoon, the SAAB Gripen and the next generation Tempest, as well as a broad range of Maritime and Airborne surveillance systems. We are also investors in innovation, undertaking all our own research to fuel our future products.
We are seeking an experienced Principal Software Engineer to develop software for the Raven radar product which operates in a swing role fighter aircraft. The role will involve owning the development of solutions to complex radar system features.
In return you will have the opportunity to grow your technical skills and can expect excellent further career development opportunities.
What do we mean by Software Engineering?
We are talking about the design and development of complex, embedded, real time software solutions. You will work within multidiscipline Integrated Project Teams of Software, Systems, Firmware and Electronics engineers. You will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the product development, from solution concept through software requirements, design, implementation, test, software integration, hardware integration and system integration.
Will you have specific role or can you move around?
This is a specific role related to the development of embedded radar software. Beyond this our team structure provides the flexibility for individuals to move to suit their interests, skills or career development goals. We have many different types of product, each with their own engineering challenges and all with an increasing need for software enabled capabilities that will allow us to exploit multiple technologies in an open and flexible architecture.
Will there be interaction with other external customers?
Yes! Because the software is involved in most aspects of our products there are plenty of opportunities to work with partners, customers and end users throughout the development. This can extend to working with our products in the field and on aircraft.
Where is the Edinburgh site?
The Leonardo site is at Crewe Toll in the north west of Edinburgh, a 20 minute bus ride from the city centre. It is well connected by public transport across the city and beyond. Free parking is provided on site.
Ideally you will have a science based Honours Degree e.g. Software Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or Electronic Engineering (BSc (Hon)/ BEng (Hon)/ MEng) with experience of developing software in industry or an equivalent research and development organisation.
Some of your skills and experience include:
The following is beneficial but not essential:
Due to the nature of the tasks involved, you must be capable of achieving full SC security clearance and may require access to caveated information such as UK eyes only and ITAR.