Graduate Software Engineer - Edinburgh
graduate scheme

Graduate Software Engineer - Edinburgh

Competitive salary

Job description

Leonardo – Engineering the Future

Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?

Leonardo has an award winning Graduate Programme that develops promising young graduates into engineers and business professionals of the future.

Job Description:
The Graduate Software Engineer will work as part of the exciting development team. Areas of work include the design and implementation of complex software solutions used in the automated or semi-automated testing of complete weapons systems, radars, guided weapons and sub-units.

Other key areas of involvement of the Graduate Software Engineer are Software Design Lifecycle (from requirements capture through to software release) but primarily developing software and assisting in the integration and testing of this software with the target system hardware.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reporting into the Lead\Principal Software Engineer the Graduate will actively participate in the Graduate Scheme over two years.
  • Involvement in all stages of the software design lifecycle: - requirements capture, design, code, test, acceptance, release and support.
  • To follow software Processes and Procedures as defined in the Company Standard Process Framework for software.
  • Creating high quality and robust code, fully documenting and recording work products, keeping them under configuration management and providing plans and reports on progress to your supervisor.
  • Assist systems and hardware engineers to integrate the software with the hardware.
  • Liaison with people from other disciplines would be required e.g. hardware, systems, quality.

Our two 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.

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 and welcome bonus
  • Accommodation allowance (subject to eligibility) and three performance related pay reviews within the two 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 £22 billion 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.

Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so apply now to avoid disappointment. Roles will be closed as soon as they are offered.

Company information

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.

Person requirements

  • You must be able to satisfy the necessary security clearance for the role applied for and meet a minimum of five years permanent residency in the UK.

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • A MEng/MSc or BEng (Hons) / BSc (Hons) at 2:1 or above in Electrical and Electronic engineering, Software Engineering, or a related discipline, is essential.
  • A Graduate who has a preference to develop software that predominately interfaces with hardware would be desirable.

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary



How to apply

Closing date: 28/02/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 28/02/2018

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