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Graduate Digital Trainee

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Job Description

Leonardo is an international leader in the development of cutting edge sensor products deployed across a wide range of airborne platforms for our Aerospace and Defence customers. Due to increased workload, our Receiver Core Development Team (CDT) is looking to appoint a Graduate Level Engineer to work within the Digital Hardware Engineering Team which is involved in developing a diverse product portfolio. Projects that you will be involved in include developing the Fire Control Receiver/Exciters for the Radars fitted to the next generation of Gripen and Typhoon Fast Jets. You will be responsible for designing high speed digital circuits that utilise the latest FPGA, Microprocessor and high speed interconnect technologies.

Careers at Leonardo - Emily

As a creative person and problem-solver, Leonardo engineer Emily has the opportunity to develop cutting-edge life-saving technology.

You will be working within a vibrant capital city, with excellent transport links and walking distance to various key destinations. In the UK, Leonardo is the largest inward investor in the defence sector, the largest Italian inward investor in the country overall, and one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the MOD. We are hugely successful at what we do, and not only does that help defend national security, it gives you job security too.

An organisation that places great emphasis on personal development, you will receive a mix of formal and on the job training ensuring your knowledge and skills will grow and career prosper in a friendly and exciting working environment. Joining Leonardo offers fantastic benefits including;

Take that next step in your professional career and join an organisation that takes great pride in their employees, implements successful development plans and a great work life balance.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Reporting to, and being mentored by more Senior Engineers within the team you will be involved in complex high speed Digital circuit design utilising the latest technologies including FPGAs, Microprocessors and DACs/ADCs.
  • You will provide design support throughout the full hardware lifecycle from requirements analysis; through Design & Simulation, onto integrating hardware with Firmware; and lastly to acceptance test and delivery to the customer.
  • You will be fully documenting and recording your work products and in doing so will also gain an understanding of configuration control and gain experience in planning and progress reporting.
  • You will develop practical skills in design techniques for low noise and high speed applications, gain an understanding of key processes and technologies, and develop leading edge, multi-layer boards using the latest technologies available.
  • Through the experience you gain in this role you will have the opportunity to progress through the Engineering Career Framework allowing you the prospect to progress up to Senior, Principal and then Lead Engineer.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • In order to be considered for this role you must be keen to work in an electronics role and will have, or be working towards, qualifications in in Electronic Engineering (BSc, BEng, MEng, MSc, PhD, EngD) or a related science.
  • Some experience/knowledge acquired in the areas listed below would be advantageous but is not essential;
  • Experience of Schematic Capture.
  • An understanding/awareness of DACs and ADCs
  • An understanding/awareness of FPGAs
  • Knowledge of high speed serial communication protocols and architectures
  • Hands on experience of MicroProcessor Based designs.
  • Experience of working in an Electronics Laboratory Environment.
  • Supportive relocation package to make your move to Edinburgh even more attractive
  • Annual leave of 25 days plus bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • Award-winning pension scheme, including an attractive employer contribution
  • Flexible working and additional flex-leave schemes to give you the time and flexibility you need to enjoy a balanced life
  • Salary sacrifice schemes – including a childcare voucher scheme
  • Onsite Occupational Health Service to look after your physical and mental wellbeing, and keep you safe at work
  • Restaurant facilities, including coffee shops and restaurants
  • Employee discount schemes for you and your family, including retail, cinema, hotel bookings and vehicle benefits
  • Maternity leave with very flexible working arrangements and a positive Maternity Policy
  • Paternity, parental, adoption and dependent leave.


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Job ID Number: 000590
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