Principal ECAD Support Engineer

Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK), [000856]

Field(s) of expertise
Electronics Engineering
Job type

About this job

Leonardo is a world-class defence technology company in the heart of Edinburgh. We create cutting edge Radars for the Eurofighter Typhoon and SAAB Gripen fighter jets, as well as Maritime and Airborne surveillance systems. We are also investors in innovation, undertaking all our own research to fuel our future products. We are recruiting talented, motivated engineers to join our growing team.

The Electronics Engineering discipline at Leonardo in Edinburgh requires a Principal Hardware Engineer to provide support for electronics’ tools and their infrastructure (Linux servers).


You will be part of the Edinburgh Electronics Engineering team which delivers centrally agreed tools and processes.  The Primary focus will be to provide support for the Linux servers and Firmware, Hardware and PCB Design tools. This will include;

  • Setting up user groups and project areas,
  • Installing vendor tools,
  • Working with vendors to analyse and debug tools.
  • Providing pro-active support,
  • Specifying server architect and,
  • Contributing to cross-site working groups.


Will I have a specific role or can I move around?

We encourage our Engineers to find and follow their passion. We offer fantastic opportunities for learning, development and professional growth. Your career will be massively varied. Join us, and you will be constantly reinventing and developing your technical skillset from one project to the next. Learning on the job isn’t just a benefit – it’s a must.


Where is our Edinburgh site?

The Leonardo site is at Crewe Toll in the North West of Edinburgh, a 10-15 minute bus ride from the city centre. You will be working within a vibrant capital city, with excellent transport links and walking distance to various key destinations. Free parking is provided on site.


You are expected to have a first or second degree (BSc, BEng, MEng, MSc) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (preferable) or related science (e.g. Physics) supported by appropriate fundamental elements and specialisation in Linux servers.

You will be expected to have experience of the following:

  • Linux operating system admin knowledge
  • Installing and configuring engineering applications
  • Providing server and tool support to engineers
  • Interfacing with the internal IT function
  • Contributing to the improvement of cross-site common processes
  • Version control and configuration management tools
  • Writing in one or more scripting languages
  • Preparing and deliver presentations and user guides
  • Keeping up to date with new tools and techniques


It is desirable that you have experience with at least one of these tools:

  • FGPA Vendor tools (Intel (Altera), Microsemi (Actel), Xilinx)
  • Mentor Firmware tools (HDS, Precision, Questa)
  • Mentor Xpedition Enterprise tool suite for Schematic Capture and PCB Layout
  • Mentor Hyperlynx Signal or Power Integrity tools

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