Contract: Four years, starting in autumn 2022
Salary: Competitive starting salary
Closing Date: Sunday 13 March
You will learn to programme and how to design, integrate and test high-integrity software through a combination of University teaching and work-based learning. You will be given experience of all stages of the software development lifecycle and an awareness of other engineering departments who support the software engineers. You will study at Heriot-Watt University on a day release basis for completion of a BSc (Hons) in Software Development for Business.
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 people who want to work at the forefront of our technology. Across our technical, engineering and business functions you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.
You will be working within world class facilities regardless of which site you are based. There may also be opportunities to travel between the company’s UK sites to meet with colleagues, customers and suppliers.
We are looking for people who understand the importance of communication, who are able to work well as part of a team and also on their own initiative. You will have the drive and commitment to work through difficult problems to find the right engineering solutions.
What might a day in this role look like?
During the first two years of your employment, you will be required to spend up to two days a week at Heriot-Watt University. Attendance at University classes is mandatory and must be treated in the same way as any other working day.
You will learn to programme and how to design, integrate and test high-integrity software through a combination of University teaching and work-based learning. You will be given experience of all stages of the software development lifecycle and an awareness of other engineering departments who support the software engineers. Subjects will include hardware-software interface, data communication, networking and security, system configuration and release management, and subjects in business, personal skills and project management.
What will I learn?
You will study at Heriot-Watt University for completion of a BSc (Hons) in Software Development for Business through a mixture of work based learning, distance learning and day release at University. On completion, you should have met the requirements for Incorporated Engineer as part of the way to gaining Chartered Engineer status.
At the end of the programme, you will work as a highly qualified member of our Software community developing software for technically advanced avionics systems such as the radar for the Typhoon jet.
What qualifications/skills are required?
You must be interested in IT and have a technical aptitude in software development, maybe gained through a hobby, designing an app/website or through programming.
You must have (as a minimum) the following qualifications:
5 Higher Grades (or equivalent): BBBBC
Preferably including Physics and Computing
National 5 (or equivalent) A-C in English
(or equivalent qualifications to Highers / National 5).
Please note that in order to apply for this opportunity you must be eligible for UK Security Clearance. Normally this is to the level of Security Check (typically known as “SC”) for our business.