Who are we?
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 and scientists to join our growing team.
What do we mean by Systems Engineering?
Radar Systems Engineering in Edinburgh is a multidisciplinary, multi-skilled group covering all aspects of radar system design and development; from initial product design through to in-service support. Systems Engineers look at the big picture, they determine how all the parts of the Radar need to operate and interact to produce the required overall operational behaviours.
Systems Engineers also dive into the deepest level of detail - taking the System piece by piece and defining its design down to the finest point. Our Systems Engineers can also actively engage in R&D, leading projects to develop new concepts and conduct fundamental research into our future technologies.
What sort of work would I be involved with?
Radar Systems Engineers support a wide range of tasks across multiple projects/products.
Core activities for our Radar Systems Engineers include:
Requirements capture, design documentation, verification and validation.
Algorithm design and test for signal processing, tracking, control & image processing.
Performance modelling; building physics-based models to test our designs in silico.
Data analysis; end-to-end system analysis using synthetic and 'real world' data.
Applied research; from product improvements to blue-sky thinking.
Key Responsibility Areas
Will I have specific role or can I move around?
We encourage our Engineers to find and follow their passion. Our team structure provides the flexibility for individuals to move to suit their interests, skills or career development goals. While the core activities apply across the whole team there are a great many different subjects to which these apply: for example Tracking, Modelling, Control, Signal Processing. Each subject has its own specialist team, which provides further opportunities for variety.
Will I ever get out the office?
In most projects Systems Engineers are expected to interact with our partner companies, customers, suppliers and end-users.
There are occasional opportunities to support field trials and experienced engineers may be expected to work with government scientists and academics on future technology.
We have a number of test facilities on-site, and as a Systems Engineers you can also spend time in the lab supporting the testing of our products and software releases.
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.
Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
Minimum 2:1 in a STEM subject; Electrical Engineering, Physics and Mathematics preferred.
PhD students encouraged.
Must be able to obtain SC security check.
Experience in modelling and simulation, particularly Matlab/Simulink, and Machine Learning/Deep Learning/AI an advantage.
Excellent communication skills: verbal and written.
Candidates with Radar domain experience considered for a promoted grade.
There may be need to support occasional meetings in the UK and overseas with overnight stays.
Certain roles may include lab work and occasional field support to trials.
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