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Principal FPGA Verification Engineer

Closing date
8 Jul 2021

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Clearance Level
Aerospace, Defence, Engineering, Information Technology
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Leonardo is a world-class defence technology company in the heart of Edinburgh. We create cutting edge Radars for the Eurofighter Typhoon and SAAB Gripen fighter jets, as well as Maritime and Airborne surveillance systems. We are also investors in innovation, undertaking all our own research to fuel our future products. We are recruiting talented, motivated engineers to join our growing team.

What type of work would I be involved in?

You will be implementing FPGA test benches for an all new Radar Processor, destined for a fast jet platform. The key duties of the role will be to plan, design and write code to implement complex test benches for multiple FPGA designs. Reporting to the firmware team lead, you will work as part of a larger firmware team focused on delivering multiple FPGA designs for the Radar Processor. You will provide verification support across multiple designs and coach other engineers on constrained random verification.

Great work life balance.

Life shouldn't be all work and no play. That's why we offer brilliant benefits like half days on Fridays, flexible hours, gym memberships, and many other incentives to make life great. Not to forget, our award-winning pension scheme.

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.
As Principal Firmware Verification Engineer you will be responsible for;
Development of firmware verification plans and supporting documentation;
Design and implementation of test benches and supporting verification IP.
Identifying common test components that can be used across multiple designs.
Mentoring and coaching of more junior team members.
Ensuring that test benches follow the company firmware process.

Where is our Edinburgh site?

The Leonardo site is at Crewe Toll in the North West of Edinburgh, a 10-15 minute bus ride from the city centre. You will be working within a vibrant capital city, with excellent transport links and walking distance to various key destinations. Free parking is provided on site.


Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security.

The company employs around 7,000 people across the UK with sites based in Basildon, Bristol, Edinburgh Lincoln, Luton, Southampton and Yeovil.

Leonardo offers a funded benefits package and flexible-working conditions. As one of the UK’s leading engineering companies, you have the opportunity to work alongside leading experts in their field and to take on some of the sector's most challenging engineering programmes.

Find out more about Life at Leonardo.

Find Us
+44 (0)1268 823400
Sigma House
Christopher Martin Road
SS14 3EL
United Kingdom
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