Engineering Opportunities in Edinburgh


Leonardo is Europe’s leading supplier of airborne radars and sensors, and is currently looking for talented engineers to join our Edinburgh team.


In 2018 we’ll be celebrating our 75th anniversary in the city. During the past 75 years, our dedicated engineers have led the way in the development of surveillance and fire control radars, as well as advanced targeting systems for aircraft such as Typhoon, Apache, Gripen, F35 and Wildcat. We continue to invest in engineering innovation in order to support the future needs of our customers including radars for unmanned platforms.


To see how you could become a part of our engineering heritage and help shape the future design of sensor technology, take a closer look at Leonardo in the UK and our latest opportunities in Edinburgh.



Our software engineers play a key role in the whole product development lifecycle. They develop high-integrity real-time embedded software for our world-class radar and advanced targeting products. We use cutting-edge tools to develop processing solutions for multi-processor and multi-core targets.


Within a multi-disciplinary team, our engineers work closely with Systems, Electronics and Firmware colleagues to develop software from initial conception through to aircraft integration. Our software is key to delivering the capability of our products in areas such as: command and control, tracking, signal processing, image processing, navigation, HMI, interfacing and communications.


The Systems Engineering group works across the complete design lifecycle and is pivotal to ensuring our product designs are optimised to meet a wide range of challenging requirements. We work with customers and stakeholders to develop requirements for the design, with other engineers (Software, Mechanical, and Electronics) to allocate requirements, and manage changes to the requirements as designs develop.


Our Systems Engineers design the System Architecture and algorithms that deliver the capability expected from our world leading products. We model, simulate and analyse the design to investigate System performance throughout the evolution of the design in order to achieve the optimal solutions for our customers.


At Leonardo, we offer technical excellence in the design of electronic systems and components. Our electronics engineering team covers a broad spectrum of skills and capabilities including:

  • Antenna design
  • Digital and FPGA design
  • RF Engineering
  • Microwave & MMIC engineering
  • Electro Magnetic Compatibility (EMC) design & verification
  • Electronic systems integration & design verification
  • Mixed signal & high speed electronics
  • PCB physical design & interconnects
  • Power electronics & analogue design
  • Component standardisation


Our engineers have the opportunity to work across our product portfolio, deploying the latest materials, components and design techniques to create the innovative hardware design solutions required for our complex sensor products.

Test Solutions

Leading-edge radar and advanced targeting systems require leading-edge test capabilities. Our engineers develop test solutions to meet extremely demanding measurement requirements across Power, Digital, RF, Antenna and Electro-Optical systems for our suite of radar, defensive aids and targeting products.


Test solutions designed by our engineers assist with the full product lifecycle of integration, design verification activities and automation for cost effective product delivery. Our teams comprise multi-discipline professional engineers including test system designers, hardware designers, software developers, firmware developers, optical and mechanical design engineers.

Current Engineering Opportunities in Edinburgh

Job Title Ref
Lead Systems Engineer 2671
Principal Systems Engineer 2670
Senior Mechanical Engineer 2646
Senior EM Modelling (Antenna) Engineer 2641
Senior Optical Engineer 2637
Supportability Engineer/Senior Engineer 2635
Senior/Principal Software Engineer 2627
Senior Supportability Engineer 2498
Senior Supportability Engineer 2497
Senior Microwave Engineer 2459
Senior Firmware Engineer 2458
Senior Systems Engineer 2456
Principal Microwave Engineer 2452
Senior/Principal MMIC Engineer 2398
Senior Systems Engineer 2327
Senior Antenna Engineer 2300
Senior Product Assurance Engineer 2223
Senior/Principal Hardware Engineer 2192
Principal Software Engineer 2172
Senior Test Equipment Engineer 2146
Principal Firmware Engineer 2097
Senior/Principal Hardware Engineer 2084
Senior Hardware Engineer 2082
Senior Digital Hardware Engineer 2039