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Lead Software Engineer

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Ref no. BHN557125
Location Edinburgh, Scotland
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Leonardo is a global leader in defence electronics and delivers mission critical systems for situational awareness, electronic warfare and surveillance across sea, land, and air.

Key skills required for this role

Software, Embedded, C/C++, Linux, Xilinx, Device Drivers, Kernel, Eclipse, Agile, Defence


Position subject to security clearance and proof of 5-year UK residency.

Job description


Analyse the users' needs and systems' specification aimed at the SW requirements identification. Design the embedded, real time and safety critical application software


Identify software requirements for Embedded, RealTime and Safety Critical application and PLC software
Design Embedded, RealTime and Safety Critical application and PLC software
In details:
-Analyze users' needs and specifications of systems, that perform real time analysis and trigger alarms
-Define software requirement
-Identify solutions related to Embedded, RealTime and Safety Critical application and PLC software
-Support CSCI or System Integration
-Manage CSCI or System Integration

The Radar and Advanced Targeting line of business, based in Edinburgh, is uniquely positioned as one of the world's top manufacturers of radars, lasers and infra-red countermeasure systems.
The battlespace in which air forces will operate in the future continues to evolve. To counter the threats of the future, industry is creating a next generation air combat system which is agile, flexible, connected, and affordable.
That next generation is Tempest - the RAF's newest combat aircraft, coming into service from 2035 to replace the existing Eurofighter Typhoon.

What you will do as a Lead Engineer:
You'll be a part of a multi-disciplinary team, creating and building a complex and highly technical suite of avionics products from the ground up.
Working alongside a diverse group of engineers, from new graduates through to highly experienced lead engineers and subject matter experts, you'll create innovative embedded software solutions and develop them all the way from initial concept through to deployment into our hardware laboratories and ultimately to our end-users.
As part of self-organising agile team, you'll be empowered to shape the vision and technical solution for the product. Depending on your level of expertise, you'll mentor, coach, and teach other software engineers, and actively contribute to sharing knowledge and developing others.
Due to the nature of the work we do, remote working and working from home is generally not possible for these roles. If you've previously felt isolated by working remotely, and want to be part of a business where you can thrive in an office-based environment, working alongside some of the best engineers in our company, these are ideal roles.
We recognise that the "perfect candidate" doesn't exist, so the main requirement for the position is a strong software engineering skillset. You don't need to have experience in embedded, avionics or defence software development; we want to hear from skilled engineers and technical experts from all industries.

Security Clearance
You must be eligible for full security clearance.

Life at Leonardo
With a company funded benefits package, a commitment to learning and development, and a flexible approach to working hours focused on the needs of both our employees and customers, a career with Leonardo has never offered as many opportunities or been more accessible to as many people.

    • Flexible Working: Flexible hours with hybrid working options. For part time opportunities, please talk to us
    • Company funded flexible benefits: Access to private healthcare, dental schemes, Workplace ISA, Go Green Car Scheme, technology and lifestyle options (£500 annual allowance)
    • Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays, option to buy/sell leave and to accrue up to 12 additional flexi leave days per year
    • Pension: Award winning pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
    • Wellbeing: Employee Assistance Programme with access to free mental health support, financial wellbeing support and network groups to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion (Enable, Pride, Equalise, Reservists, Carers)
    • Lifestyle: Discounted Gym membership, Cycle to work scheme
    • Training: Free access to more than 4000 online courses via Coursera
    • Referral Incentive: You can earn a reward for successfully referring a friend or family member
    • Bonus: Scheme in place for all employees at management level and below

For a full list of our Company benefits please visit our website.
Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 8,000 are based at 8 sites throughout the UK.
At Leonardo UK, we believe that a diverse and inclusive work environment unlocks our people's full potential and drives innovation and creativity. We work hard to offer a welcoming, accessible and inclusive place to work for all of our people, creating a culture where everyone can thrive, feel safe and have a sense of belonging and connection.
This is a great opportunity to bring your talents and form an integral part of Leonardo's future. We can help you develop your skills and offer great opportunities to develop and grow, so why not join us.

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