Principal Software Engineer - Part Time

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our growing Electronic Warfare business as a Principal Software Engineer.

A variety of soft skills and experience may be required for the following role Please ensure you check the overview below carefully.

As a world leader in electronic systems, our advanced technology is defining the next generation of products as well as being installed on existing helicopters, fast-jet and unmanned air vehicles.

In addition to the flexible working patterns offered by Leonardo's custom working initiative, this role is also available on a part time basis.

THE OPPORTUNITY Cutting-Edge: You will be responsible for a team enhancing the capability of current and future state-of-the-art airborne electronic systems.

Innovative: You will be involved with novel product development and emerging technologies that have been supported by Leonardo's £200m annual investment in research and development.

Challenging: This project will push the boundaries of innovation, technology, and the ingenuity of our engineering community to bring about a step change in performance and capability of our airborne electronic systems.

Collaborative: Leonardo is embarking on UK-wide collaboration across multiple business areas including, Electronic Warfare, Radar Systems, and Communication Systems.

Customer-Focused: You will be supporting the future needs of, and working closely with, our customer, to ensure that our solutions meet their future operational needs.

WHAT YOU'LL GET Prestige: You will be at the forefront of the provision of a truly significant UK defence programme.

Influence: You will be able to apply your knowledge and experience to influence the next generation of sensor and communication systems for a next generation combat aircraft.

Teamwork: You will work alongside like-minded professional engineers in a highly collaborative environment.

Continuous Learning: You'll be supported in your ongoing professional development though training and mentoring.

Connections: You will be joining an expansive team of around 7,000 people at six major sites across the UK.

Legacy: We are proud of our rich heritage in Electronic Warfare (EW); over 100 years of EW history.

Today we're providing the latest advances in radio frequency technology and you can be part of the next 100 year legacy.

What you will do Work as part of a multi-disciplined team applying your knowledge to develop real time embedded software and solve complex engineering problems.

Use your skills to code, debug and test software for embedded applications encompassing both low-level device driver code as well as higher level software designs running within an embedded operating system environment.

Understand and interpret user requirements in order to influence and define requirements, architecture, and design.

Actor as a mentor and role model to junior software engineers.

What we are looking for Experience of developing and integrating embedded software with bare board systems or Real-Time Operating Systems such as VxWorks.

Demonstrable use of ADA, C++, C or other embedded software languages.

Experience of the Software Engineering lifecycle including requirements definition, high & low level design, integration, testing and product delivery.

Strong working knowledge of Avionics Communication protocols such as ARINC 429, 629, Duplex Switched Ethernet (AFDX).

Experience of hardware interfacing and implementing drivers (e.g.

PCI Express, Ethernet, SDLC, 1553 and 3910).

Good understanding of Software Configuration Management tools.

Excellent written and verbal presentation ability.

Self-motivated with a strong technical focus and aptitude to problem solve and drive difficult issues to conclusion