IP Software Engineer

Leonardo – Ingenuity at your service

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

Leonardo’s Industrial Placement Programme offers you a paid opportunity to develop your current skillset in an innovative and practical environment that can lead to a place on our award winning Graduate Development programme.

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.

  • Our technology defines the capability of the Eurofighter Typhoon
  • Our products help to return service men and women safely home to their families
  • Our surveillance radar helps coastguards to save lives of people lost at sea
  • Our thermal camera has commercial uses such as on the BBC’s Winter Watch
  • Our perimeter security offered protection during the Commonwealth Games

The 6 month – 1 year Industrial Placement Graduate Programme

We have created a programme across our UK sites, that not only increase your technical skills but gives you the opportunity to work on meaningful real life projects alongside experienced engineers and graduates across our business.  You will receive coaching and support to achieve your personal goals and work in multidisciplinary teams to gain as much experience across the product lifecycle from your time in industry, as possible.  Our ultimate aim is to see you through your undergrad years and hopefully offer you a place on our 2 year Graduate Development programme at an appropriate time.

We 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.

The key competencies we look for and develop are:

  • Achieving High Performance
  • Continuously Improving
  • Customer Focus
  • Working Together
  • Personal: Self Awareness & Confidence
  • Technical: Analysis, Judgement & Problem Solving

The Industrial Placement programme offers the perfect springboard to a successful and enjoyable future career with Leonardo.

Industrial Placement Software Engineer Job Description

Your role as a Leonardo Software Engineer Industrial Placement will be to support the design and development of our world leading Electronic Warfare products under the guidance of experienced Software Engineering leads. Our software Engineers develop software requirements into real world solutions by developing ‘models’ and/or specifications into code which executes on real-time embedded hardware or PC based targets.  Models are developed using MATLAB/Simulink and Code is developed in C/C++ and C#.

You will be introduced to state-of-the-art methods, technology and tools and have the opportunity to explore all aspects of the development lifecycle, including requirements analysis, design, implementation, test, acceptance and product support.

You will interface with customers (internal and external) on many factors within the lifecycle and liaise closely with Engineers from all other disciplines including Systems, Electronics and Design Integrity.

As innovation is key to the success of our business you will be challenged to contribute new ideas as we look to develop our next generation products and provide innovative customer solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working to timescales
  • Work as a contributory engineering team member
  • 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
  • To practice the skills required to become a professional Software Engineer
  • Explore new experiences and opportunities to learn within the engineering environment
  • Seek and share good practice and knowledge locally to continuously improve own practices

Role Requirements

You must be working towards a degree in Software Engineering, or other subject (e.g. Science, Mathematics) relevant to high tech development.

You must be able to obtain BPSS and SC security clearance (if necessary) and have a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.

Candidate must be self-motivated and willing to take on new challenges

Strong communication skills are essential. The ability to develop good working relationships with stakeholders

What can I expect from my working environment?

This is an office based role using display screen equipment, with some work being required in laboratories. You will be working full time hours which can often be in a demanding environment. Working to tight deadlines either on a regular or ad hoc basis may be required. As part of this role you may have the opportunity to travel in the UK, to support customer meetings or trials and demonstration activities. In some cases you will also be expected to stay overnight as part of this travel.

What’s in it for me?

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

  • Accommodation Allowance (£400 p/m for 6 months)
  • Free/subsidised gym membership
  • 33 days holiday and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private healthcare

What are you waiting for?

You’ll be made to feel welcome from day one and will have the opportunity to mix with our current graduate cohort and find out the diverse career options you can pursue at Leonardo.

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.

Don’t delay – Roles will be closed as soon as they are offered! So APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment.


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