Systems Engineers (All Levels)

Systems Engineers (All Levels) Edinburgh, Scotland

Full Time Edinburgh, Scotland 34000 - 38100 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Closing Date:

This vacancy may close at any time, if this role is of interest to you we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

The Opportunity

At Leonardo, we have a fantastic new opportunity for Systems Engineers to join us in Edinburgh.

Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,000 employees, of which 7,000 are UK-based. The Radar and Advanced Targeting line of business is uniquely positioned as one of the world's top manufacturers of radars, lasers and infrared countermeasure systems.
  • Are you a systems-thinker?
  • Does solving complex problems interest you?
  • Would you thrive in a collaborative environment?
  • Do you want to apply your skills to a complex problem domain?

Then we want to speak to you!
We are not expecting you to have deep theoretical knowledge of radar, electro-optics or infrared systems. What we are looking for are systems engineers with applied engineering experience that we can build upon through training, team working and mentoring.

We are recruiting for various positions, but wherever you go, you will work on real engineering problems, designing and developing solutions that sit at the heart of our products. Your work may be exploited into:
  • The radar for the Typhoon fighter jet
  • The radar for the SAAB Gripen fighter
  • Our family of Surveillance AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) radars
  • An IRCM (Infra-Red Counter Measures) system
  • Our laser target designator or laser ranging systems

Systems Engineers span a range of activities that help pull together all the necessary engineering and technology stands into a high-performance system. As a Systems Engineer, you will bridge the gap between the theoretically possible and the practically implementable. You may be involved in:
  • Applied research: Early research looking into exploiting new technologies or concepts
  • High-level design: Higher-level understanding of the impact of design decisions can have on performance
  • Low-level design: Detailed design, prototyping and optimisation of a solution using expertise within your technical domain.
  • Lab-based integration and testing: The design meeting reality and working to solve practical challenges
  • Supporting trials and integration on customer platforms: Getting a unique opportunity to see our products in action, and developing an increased understanding of product use cases.

We are a supportive team of talented and innovative engineers who come from a diverse range of backgrounds, such as theoretical physics, quantum physics, nonlinear optics, applied mathematics and statistics, nuclear physics, astrophysics, signal processing, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, information fusion, and robotics and autonomy.

You will work with exceptional engineers, developing the skills and knowledge required to achieve your technical and professional goals. Our working environment is fast-paced but relaxed, and we value the the expertise of our engineers and work to ensure they have the autonomy and confidence to make decisions.

What you will do

We are recruiting for a number of roles from a variety of backgrounds and skillsets. Based upon your skills and foundation knowledge, we will assess where your knowledge and skills would best fit and discuss the options with you.

Typical work you might be involved in:
  • Contribute to an early concept study investigating the application of new technology on future platforms
  • Engage with stakeholders to define requirements for a new system
  • Design and integrate new functionality into an existing sub-system in Simulink
  • Collaborate with other engineers to design and prototype a detailed model of a system to understand observed simulated performance
  • Design and prototype algorithms in Matlab, taking into account limitations and constraints of the target hardware
  • Investigate the cause of anomalies observed during integration or evaluation activities, using real trials data

Dependent on experience, you may lead technical activities and initiatives, or you may mentor and coach other engineers.

What you’ll get

  • Flexible working: We offer our employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life through flexible hours and part time options
  • Custom working: The role may be a mixture of home based and onsite
  • Flexible benefits: Our company-funded approach to flexible benefits allows employees to make choices appropriate for them. Each employee has access to a wide choice of lifestyle, health and wellbeing options best suited to their individual lifestyle goals.
  • Network groups: To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion we have network groups for
    • Carers (employees caring for families or friends)
    • Enable (supporting people with disabilities)
    • Equalise (development of a gender balanced workforce)
    • Pride (promoting equality for all LGBTQ+ individuals)
    • We also work in partnership with AFBE (Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers).
  • Training: Free access to Coursera which provides more than 4,000 online courses
  • Continuous Learning: You will be supported in your ongoing professional development though training and mentoring
  • Investors in People: We are proud recipients of the Investors in People Gold Award
  • Employee Assistance Programme: Providing free and confidential mental health support
  • Annual leave: We offer 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays and 8 flexi days

To find out about all of our Company benefits please visit:

This is a great opportunity to bring your talents and form an integral part of Leonardo’s future. We can help you develop your skills and offer great opportunities to develop and grow, so why not join us.

What we are looking for

Ideally, you will have a science-based Honours degree or equivalent experience. You will have worked in industry, or will have advanced academic research experience. If you have a PhD, we encourage you to apply to our Research Scientists and Engineers vacancy.

We are particularly interested in speaking to you if you have experience in any of the following areas:

  • Systems Engineering specialisms, e.g.
    • Problem definition
    • Systems Architecture
    • Synthetic Environments
    • Performance Modelling
    • Verification and Validation
    • System of Systems

  • Domain specialisms, e.g.
    • Digital signal processing
    • RF system
    • Electro-optic systems
    • Medical imaging systems, image processing, image / object classification / identification
    • Computer vision image processing (e.g. segmentation, clustering)
    • Multi-sensor data fusion and tracking
    • Real time data simulation/generation

You must be eligible for full SC security clearance, and will require access to caveated information such as UK eyes only. For more information and guidance, please visit:

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We have offices around the UK, including Basildon, Bristol, Edinburgh, Lincoln, Luton, Southampton and Yeovil

Committed to Inclusion

We are committed to creating a working environment that is designed to provide everyone with the opportunity to succeed.

Systems Engineers (All Levels)
London, United Kingdom
Alessandro Profumo
$2 to $5 billion (USD)
5001 to 10000 Employees
Company - Public
Aerospace & Defence
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