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Graduate Firmware Architect

Graduate at Leonardo Consulting

Graduate Firmware Architect

Graduate at Leonardo Consulting

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelGraduate
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 17 Jan, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • CompetitiveCompetitive

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.

Job Description

We are looking for talented, enthusiastic, hardworking Scientists & Engineers Graduates, who enjoy solving complex problems, to work alongside some of the most talented people in the UK. We want you to help us by joining our highly skilled team designing systems installed on fast jet, UAV, land and naval platforms. We will support your personal development with training and help you to work towards professional accreditation if you wish.

Key Responsibilities

We will give you the opportunity to develop expertise in the areas of mixed signal ADC/DAC and FPGA based designs to execute high performance signal processing, communications and control algorithms. Specifically you will develop skills in firmware design and with the latest FPGA architectures such as Xilinx 7 and UltraScale using tools such as Xilinx, TCL, Verilog, System Verilog, UVM and FPGA. You will also learn how to assess your designs in our well equipped laboratories to develop robust, reliable designs that will function reliably in harsh environments to enable decades of use.

Role Requirements

You must be able to satisfy the necessary security clearance for the role applied for and meet a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK. You should also have an undergraduate upper second class degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics or General Engineering, whilst a related MSc, PhD or EngD would be an asset. 

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.

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?

You will be working within world class facilities regardless of which site you are based.  Dependent on your role, you may be working in an office or lab environment or a combination of both. There may also be opportunities to travel between different sites and to meet with customers and suppliers.  Occasionally you may also travel abroad.

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.

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