Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Software Engineer

Web Development/Software/Systems.

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The Opportunity

Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company? Leonardo is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection, and sustainable ’smart’ solutions.

Exciting early career opportunities at Leonardo

Your story starts here.

We are a continually expanding company, offering exciting opportunities to talented individuals who want to work at the forefront of 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.

Leonardo’s Fast Track Programme offers you a permanent position to develop your knowledge and skills in our innovative and practical environment. In addition to working with our highly skilled engineers and business professionals, you will complete a 12 month programme to develop the skills you require to be a leading technical or business professional of the future.

Our 12 month Fast Track Programme

You will be provided with a wealth of development opportunities in both virtual and applied working environments.  On our programme you will engage with challenging and exciting project work and deliver innovative business or technical solutions as part of a team of subject matter experts. Throughout the programme you will receive coaching and support from your team to achieve your objectives as well as your personal development goals. 

You will gain a wide array of experience in your day to day role and work in Integrated Project Teams to deliver exciting and innovative technical solutions. We are committed to developing our graduates into leading technical or business professionals, and as such we will also support you through your preferred route for Chartership. 

At Leonardo we value individuals who continuously demonstrate a dedication to their personal development, and this is no different for our graduates. We have partnered with Coursera, the world leading online training platform that offers around 4,000 courses you can sign up to, according to your professional and personal interests.

Self-directed learning thrives in this environment. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are willing to take on a challenge to fill our graduate roles, and we will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges. 

At Leonardo, we are strongly committed to supporting all our people, and, as society and the environment we work in changes, our approach to Inclusion and Diversity continues to evolve and adapt to reflect this. A culture of inclusion goes on to create an environment for greater collaboration, innovation and opportunities to develop as an organisation. If you are willing and able to commit to giving your best performance, you will find Leonardo a very rewarding place to work!

What you will do

  • You will work closely with experienced and multi-disciplined engineers to solve real problems.
  • You will work with minimal supervision within a small team following Agile software development practices.
  • Software development will include the full software lifecycle from requirements analysis; through design, coding and unit test; to integrating the software with the hardware target; and to acceptance test and delivery to the customer.
  • You will design and implement high quality robust code and support build, configuration control, and deployment.
  • You will be expected to complete tasks and documentation in accordance with appropriate processes and procedures and take an active role in engineering process improvement.
  • You will be an effective communicator.

Mandatory

Please note that in order to apply for this opportunity you must be eligible for UK Security Clearance. Normally this is to the level of Security Check (typically known as “SC”) for our business, which includes having a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK, but may need to be to a higher level for this particular role due to the nature of the projects and or programmes that the role will be supporting.

What we are looking for

  • We are looking for a motivated software developer who works well within a team

It is desirable if you have knowledge some of the following:

  • Experience of developing software in one or more of the following languages C++ , C#.
  • Experience of full stack web development using Javascript, HTML5, CSS.
  • Knowledge and use of databases, such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, CouchDB.
  • Knowledge of client server architecture.
  • Development experiencing under Windows and Linux.
  • Knowledge of Agile software development.
  • Knowledge of front end web development frameworks such as React, Vue or Angular/AngularJS.
  • Experience of embedded development.
  • Experience of using JIRA, FishEye, Confluence, Git and BitBucket.
  • Knowledge of communication systems and understanding of networking.
  • Good understanding of virtualisation technologies such as Hyper V,VMWare or VirtualBox

Qualifications

All of our roles require (a) a minimum of an upper Second class Bachelors/Integrated Masters degree, or (b) a higher degree, such as a MSc or PhD.  In all cases the subject should be engineering, mathematics, physics or another relevant STEM discipline.

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

  • Competitive starting salary & relocation allowance (subject to eligibility)
  • Generous holiday entitlement and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private healthcare options
  • Employee discounts with selected suppliers (including gym membership)
  • Discounted coffee bar & restaurants at each site
  • Free on-site parking

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: March 24th, 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £30,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Basildon (Essex)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Software
  • Systems
  • Web Development

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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