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.
What sort of work would I be involved in?
You will be responsible for designing RF and Microwave circuits with very high performance levels. The types of circuit we work with are various receiver architectures, Phase-locked loops, Direct Digital Synthesisers, and general RF circuit design primarily using commercial components on microwave PCBs. We use a combination of the latest cutting-edge RF components and also tried-and-tested design approaches. The work involves extensive use of computer aided design tools, and also practical construction of lab prototypes. We work with a variety of active and passive components, mostly surface mount devices of RF and microwave PCBs.
Great work life balance.
Life shouldn’t be all work and no play. That’s why we offer brilliant benefits like half days on Fridays, flexible hours, gym memberships, and many other incentives to make life great. Not to forget, our award-winning pension scheme.
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.
In order to be considered for this role you will have previous experience working within a similar Hardware role and level in design of RF/Microwave circuits and sub-systems. You will ideally have a 2:1, or better, in a relevant science based honours degree in Electronics Engineering.
In addition you will ideally, however not essential, have;
Note, that due to the nature of the tasks involved, you will have to achieve full SC security clearance, and may need to satisfy further UK eyes only and ITAR conditions.