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Graduate Digital Hardware Engineer - 2349

Job Ref :2349
Category :Graduate
Duration :Permanent
Salary :Competitive
No. Jobs :Multiple
Location :Edinburgh

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Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?


Leonardo has an award winning Graduate Programme that develops promising young graduates into engineers and business professionals of the future.


Job Description


This is an excellent opportunity to establish your design and development skills by working on cutting-edge digital electronics systems where you will be actively involved in the design of High Speed digital and/or FPGA design for Radar or Electro-Optic applications. You will be introduced to electronic design and development processes and use of state-of-the-art methods, technology and tools. Reporting to a Senior Engineer you will work in integrated product teams (IPT) and be provided with day to day guidance and on the job training. As Electronics is fundamental to our products, the Graduate programme provides you with the ideal environment to learn and develop your career in Electronics electronic engineering. 

Key Responsibilities

  • You will actively participate in the Graduate Scheme over 2 years where you will learn the skills required for electronics design and development.
  • You will develop advanced design techniques for aerospace applications, understanding the key technologies, and developing experience in using ECAD tools and test equipment.
  • You will obtain knowledge and experience in requirements analysis and definition, electronics design, electronics implementation, electronics integration, electronics test and through life support.  


Role Requirements

  • You will have obtained or predicted to obtain a minimum of 2; 1 MEng in Electrical and Electronic engineering or related discipline BEng (Hons) Degree also welcome, especially if supported by an additional relevant higher degree.
  • Relevant experience via summer industrial placements would also be advantageous.
  • Evidence of specialist knowledge and/or interest in the area of Digital Design, FPGA Design and/or Hardware based signal processing.
  • You will be able to obtain SC security clearance (if necessary) and have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.
  • You should also be able to demonstrate the following personal attributes: Personal ownership & responsibility for own work, Team working skills, Technical excellence, Creative problem solving ability and Leadership potential.  

Leonardo is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. We are globally renowned and are continually expanding, offering exciting opportunities to talented graduates who want to work at the forefront of our technology.  With the majority of our engineers having chartered status, you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.


Our 2 year Graduate Programme


On joining the Leonardo graduate programme, you will unlock a wealth of development opportunities and further learning. You will receive mentoring, coaching and support to achieve your personal goals and accreditation from your professional body.

We have created a programme across our UK sites that value those who continuously ask questions and look to resolve problems through creative and innovative thinking. We will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges.

What’s in it for me?


Leonardo values their people and we reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salary&welcome bonus
  • Accommodation Allowance (subject to eligibility) & 3 performance related pay reviews within the 2 years
  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme

What can I expect from my working environment?

This is an office based role using display screen equipment. You will work full time hours which can often be within a demanding environment. As part of this role you will be expected to travel in the UK and abroad, you may be expected to stay overnight as part of this travel. Working to tight deadlines either on a regular or adhoc basis will be required.


What are you waiting for?


A career in the defence industry rewards over 162,000 people and generates a £22billion turnover. Come and be a part of a community and work with some of the most talented engineers in the UK on some of the most exciting projects around.

Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment. Roles will be closed as soon as they are offered!