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Associate Systems Engineer for Airport Safety

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
30 April 2022
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Job Description:

Providing airport surface safety and efficiency systems and tools, we are dedicated to creating aviation systems and services that enable safe, predictable and efficient operations. We deliver innovative solutions to Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), airports and airlines at over 100 locations in more than 45 countries. As a global leading partner and provider of proven ATM solutions, we transform operations, turning innovative ideas into reality and supporting stakeholders from solution conception through long-term support.

We are currently seeking a motivated, enthusiastic entry-level Systems Engineer interested in all aspects of planning, deploying and managing CDM & Efficiency Production and Shadow installations and configurations. Frequent interaction with Saab program management as well as with Aerobahn customers will be required. You will have the opportunity to directly interact with the end user customers and see how they use our tools to manage the airport surface at airports across the country and around the world. The ability to communicate clearly both in writing and verbally is of key importance. Further he or she will work with the systems engineering team for new contract captures and program execution. This will include contributions to system requirements definition, capturing customer requirements, and architecture definition.

Responsibilities and learning opportunities:

  • Act as the direct technical contact for our customers for any second-level support issues

  • Act as a Customer Advocate, bringing customer issues to the full development team

  • System requirements definition

  • Airport surface map generation and updates

  • On-Site customer training and site specific system customization

  • Contribution to system/software integration of all software releases

  • Aerobahn site-specific analysis, custom report generation and requirements definition

  • System design, integration, and deployment

  • Troubleshoot and resolution of system faults and Customer Problem Reports (CPRs)

  • Configuration Management of site specific software and system configuration

  • Deployment of new software releases

  • Customer after hours support coverage (on-call via cell phone at least part time)

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in an engineering, computer science, or technical field

  • 0+ years of relevant experience

Candidate Must be:

  • Detail Oriented

  • Responsible

  • Self-motivated

  • Energetic

Candidate Must possess:

  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills

  • Effective time management skills

  • Working knowledge and/or familiarity of database structures (SQL)

  • Working knowledge of networking theory and operation, including local and wide-area networking

  • Experience with integration and/or system test

Desired Experience with:

  • Source Control (Subversion)

  • Issue Management (JIRA)

  • Familiarity with a high-level programming language (Java, C#, C++, etc.)

  • Familiarity with containerization technologies such as Kubernetes.

  • Linux System Administration

  • Virtualized Environments (VMWare, AWS)

Travel Requirements: Domestic and some international travel is required

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).


Saab provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work-life balance, business-casual atmosphere and comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental insurance for employees and dependents

  • Paid time off including: minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 5 floating holidays, 8 designated holidays, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.