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Assistant SW Project Manager

Tampere, Finland
Closing date
7 August 2022
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Welcome to the naval side of life! We are looking for assistant SW project manager to join in our mission to create striking performance – the 9LV Combat System. To make this engine going we cover all development, from bottom to top, meaning platform solutions all the way to user applications. Do you want to have the wide perspective, mixed with technical depth and opportunity to look into the horizon for next generation solutions?

Hey, you just found us!

Your role
In this role, you will be contributing, supporting the planning, and execution of ongoing projects and local SW development initiatives. The role is a mixture of traditional project management and SW product owner work, and a unique opportunity to broaden both technical competences as well as project management skills. You will join a highly energetic local team and work together with the project manager to oversee all project activities and pro-actively paving the way for successful project execution.

The main tasks are:

  • Communicating with stakeholders regarding project needs and goals
  • Contributing to the planning and development of projects
  • Supporting the SW development initiatives
  • Researching information as required
  • Performing administrative tasks such as preparing invoices, estimates, scheduling meetings, etc.
  • Keeping track of and reporting on project progress

Your profile
As a person, you are truly a doer, willing to get hands-on solving any problems needed to help the project and the organisation move forward. You have a collaborative mind-set and you are a team player that encourages an open, trustful and innovative climate. Ideally, you share our eagerness to learn new technologies, and to challenge the status quo.

Required skills/experience:

  • Previous experience in working in a team-oriented, collaborative and innovative environment
  • Proactive, self-starter and ability to manage multiple tasks effectively 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and project management software
  • Highly organized and able to multitask
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team

In this job, some of your tasks have a connection to defence secrecy. Therefore, a drug test and approved security clearance in accordance with the Finnish Security Clearance act 726/2014 is required for the selected applicant.

What do we offer?
Saab is a global defense and security company in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We have over 18 000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one fourth of our earnings are spent on research and development.  

Finland is and has been a key nation for Saab. Saab has cooperated with the Finnish Defense Force since the 1950s, delivering a wide range of systems from fighter aircraft, radars and training simulators, to naval weapons and C4I systems. Hundreds of thousands of Finns have used Saab products in military service. 

Saab is also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.  

Would you like to know more about the Saab-life and the benefits of joining us? Read Saab People Philosophy.

What you will be a part of?
In addition to extremely interesting projects, we offer you unique career opportunities where on-going training and development is also provided to help you build your career. Locally, we want to keep our organization very flat, and we embrace the culture, built on values of trust, openness and atmosphere of caring for each other. Your comfortable office will be located at Saab Technology Center, just close to Tampere downtown in the historical Tampella district. On top of joining a team of highly talented professionals and fun people, we offer good benefits to our employees! 

Our Combat System business unit supplies world leading Command and Control systems, product and services to the armed forces. We operate globally with local sites in Sweden, Australia and Finland. To find out more about our products, check this out!  

We are looking forward hearing more from you!

If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging team setting, Saab may well have the perfect conditions for you to grow. We pride ourselves on a nurturing environment, where everyone is different yet we share the same goal – to help protect people.