Snr/Principal MMIC Electronics Engineer

General information


Ref. 000340


Closing Date: 01/05/2019


Job Description

Leonardo is an international leader in the development of cutting edge sensor products deployed across a wide range of airborne platforms for our Aerospace and Defence customers. Pushing the boundaries of technology, accuracy, and safety in engineering globally - our technology defines the capability of the Eurofighter Typhoon; our products help to return service men and women safely home; our surveillance radars help coastguards save lives at sea; our thermal cameras are used in BBC's winter and autumn watch; and our perimeter security was used at the Commonwealth Games.


You will be working within a vibrant capital city, with excellent transport links and walking distance to various key destinations. As an organisation that places great emphasis on personal development, you will receive on the job training with the opportunity to be up skilled to develop your skill set. There is also opportunity to receive additional training through taught courses, subject to business needs. Joining Leonardo offers fantastic benefits including half day Fridays, flexible working, free gym membership etc. Take that next step in your professional career and join an organisation that takes great pride in their employees, implements successful development plans and a great work life balance.



Key Responsibility Areas

Due to an increasing workload across a number of key development projects, Leonardo in Edinburgh is currently recruiting for Senior/Principal Electronics Engineers into our Radar business to work in our MMIC development team.


We are a close- knit, skilled design team working at the cutting edge of engineering for Aerospace and Defence.


As a MMIC Development Engineer you will be involved in the full hardware lifecycle for our products: from system concept, through detailed design and prototyping, test and verification, system integration and support in production.


You will be responsible for creating high quality and robust designs, for fully documenting and recording your work products, keeping them under configuration management and providing plans and progress reports.


You will be developing a range of multifunctional MMIC designs using the latest technologies available and enhancing your understanding of key design and manufacture processes.


Within your role you will provide technical support to MMIC foundries and interface with engineering functions through manufacture, development and production test verification. Working closely with Systems, Test and Electronics engineers you will be solving real integration problems on complex systems.


Dependent on your interests and experience, you will be required to supervise a small team, taking responsibility for planning and managing the workload for both yourself and the team and ensuring robust engineering solutions are in place.


In addition, you will have opportunity to influence the future path of hardware development within the organisation.



Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

In order to be considered for this role you will have previous experience working within a similar electronics role and level. You will ideally have a first or second Degree in Electronic Engineering (BSc, BEng, MEng, MSc, PhD, EngD) or a related science with specialisation in RF/Microwave circuit design and test - ideally including S-parameter manipulation, EM simulation, Non-linear circuit simulation and modelling, Matching network design and Microwave component selection along with expert knowledge in one or more of AWR Microwave office, CST Microwave studio, Agilent ADS, or AWR Visual System Simulator.


It would be desirable, to have knowledge and practical design experience of some of the following; MMIC HPA, Vector Control Chip, LNA and wideband switch and phase shifter design techniques; Microwave test including advanced calibration, de-embedding techniques and RFoW; GaAs/GaN MMIC or SiGe RFIC foundry technologies; familiarity.


Operating within a fast paced environment, you will be able to work to tight deadlines to ensure business objectives are successfully achieved.


Note that due to the nature of the tasks involved, you will have to achieve full SC security clearance and may need to satisfy further UK eyes only and ITAR conditions.





Headquartered in Italy, Leonardo has over 45,600 employees. With its offices and industrial plants, the Company is present in 180 sites worldwide, with a significant industrial presence in four domestic markets (Italy, the UK, the U.S. and Poland) as well as strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.


Contact information:

Recruitment Team


Phone: 0333 999 3379