Leonardo is a world-class defence technology company in the heart of Edinburgh. We develop 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.
What type of work would I be involved in?
You will be responsible for designing high speed digital Printed Circuit Boards that utilise the latest FPGA, Microprocessor and high speed interconnect technologies.
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.
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.
Key Responsibility Areas
Reporting into the Lead Digital Hardware Engineer you will be responsible for;
Designing high speed digital Printed Circuit Boards that utilise the latest FPGA, Microprocessor and high speed interconnect technologies
Supporting throughout the full hardware lifecycle from requirements analysis; through design, and unit test; to integrating hardware with the target system; and lastly to acceptance test and delivery to customer
Fully documenting and recording your work products; keeping them under configuration management, and providing plans and progress reports
Working within a multi-disciplined team of engineers to solve real integration problems on complex systems
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.
Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
Analysing system level requirements documents and understanding their application to Hardware designs;
Schematic Capture using Mentor Graphics Dx Designer or equivalent.
Hardware design of complex FPGA based designs is essential
Design of high speed serial communication links and knowledge of associated protocols and architectures
Hands on experience of Hardware, Firmware & Software Integration of Micro Processor Based designs onto hardware platforms is essential
A methodical approach to the full hardware design lifecycle, working to a structured hardware process
Debugging, testing and verification of new designs and supporting their commissioning and integration into the target system;
Ability to liaise with suppliers of key components and assemblies
Ability to communicate effectively across different disciplines both verbally and in written form
Ability to work on own or as part of a team to resolve technical issues
Ability to schedule work and manage time in keeping with project timescales and budgets
Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,600 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the Company is present in 180 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.
Phone: 0333 999 3379