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Summer Placement Software Engineer

Placement at Leonardo

Summer Placement Software Engineer

Placement at Leonardo

  • LocationBasildon, UK
  • Position levelPlacement
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 02 Oct, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date: 01 Jun, 2019
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • CompetitiveCompetitive

Your role as a Leonardo Summer Placement Software Engineer will be to support the design and development of our world leading electro-optical, communications and information systems products under the guidance of experienced Software Engineering Leads. You will be introduced to utilising state-of-the-art methods, technology and tools to explore all aspects of the development lifecycle, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, test, acceptance and product support. You will interface to customers (internal and external) on many factors within the design and liaise closely with Engineers from all other disciplines including Systems, Mechanical, Electronics, Supportability and Design Integrity.

Software Engineers develop software into real world solutions utilising Programming Languages including C, C++, C# and Java. Software Engineering is a fundamental element of all our products and as such Software Engineering provides the support and environment necessary for learning and career development. As a summer placement you will fulfil the role of Software Engineer with support and mentoring from a team of world class Software Engineers, which provides the support and environment necessary for learning and career development.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • To learn the skills required to become a professional Software Engineer.
  • Working to timescales.
  • Work as a contributory engineering team member (with support).
  • Undertake day-to-day engineering activities with some guidance and support.
  • Ask for support where appropriate and learn from more experienced team members.
  • Contribute to engineering team decisions, and understand why such decisions are made and their relationship to project success criteria.
  • Explore new experiences and opportunities to learn within the engineering environment.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • Studying towards a Degree in Software Engineering, or other subject (eg Science, Mathematics) relevant to high tech development.
  • Candidates must be able to obtain SC security clearance and have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.

Personal Attributes

  • Candidate must be self-motivated and willing to take on new challenges.
  • Strong communications skills are essential.
  • The ability to develop good working relationships with stakeholders.

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Job location

Sigma House, Christopher Martin Rd, Basildon, UK