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Associate Systems Engineer for Airport Safety

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
31 August 2022
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Job Description:

At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

What you will be a part of:

Aviation stakeholders face a greater number of challenges and more complex demands than ever before. At Saab, Inc., we continually find new ways to address these challenges and enable safe, predictable, and efficient operations. We go beyond existing solutions, pioneering new ideas and helping to set industry standards.

Saab, Inc.'s expertise spans operations, surveillance sensors, Air Traffic Control automation, collaborative decision making, and digital towers. Our solutions are trusted by air navigation service providers, airports and airlines at over 100 locations in more than 45 countries. As a global leading partner and provider of proven ATM solutions and services, we transform operations, turning innovative ideas into reality and supporting stakeholders from solution conception through long-term support.

Your Role:

Do you like to work with customers, design new features, watch them become reality, then be able to integrate and test them and make sure they work as you intended?  Would you like to work with a similarly-minded group of dedicated, enthusiastic employees with a reputation for integrity, quality, excellence, and teamwork?  Then this is the job for you.

Saab, Inc. currently has a need for an entry level Systems Engineer in our Syracuse, NY office.

Within the engineering team you will focus on providing products and services designed to assist airlines and airports operate more efficiently by leveraging the benefits of the Aerobahn product suite and collaborative decision making (CDM) platform. You will actively participate in the software development process for aviation data processing systems utilizing web-based technology on the products delivered as part of the Aerobahn product Suite provided to our customers either as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model or a Turn-key solution.  We are looking for a Systems Engineer with an interest in all aspects of system engineering such as requirements acquisition, requirements development, data analysis and algorithm development.

Responsibilities and learning opportunities include:

  • Developing system designs and algorithm designs using system analysis and modeling methodologies

  • Working with customers to understand their concept of operations in order to develop customer requirements and new feature ideas

  • Interacting with internal or external customers on specific technical issues

  • Generating system requirements based on customer requirements and concepts of operation

  • Conducting and supporting system integration in a laboratory environment and an operational environment

  • Performing system and data analysis and propose solutions to customer problems

  • Generating detailed system/software requirements specifying what needs to be implemented

  • Generating and investigating problem reports

  • Participating in technical reviews and status meetings

  • Working in accordance with Saab standard operating procedures

At Saab, Inc. you will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on state-of-the-art products that save lives and reduce the aviation industry’s impact on the environment. You will work closely with a cross-functional team of engineers to ensure that products used for Air Traffic Surveillance meet their requirements and intended use. You will also work with world-class engineers in an environment that fosters professional development, collaboration, and support at all levels.

    Skills and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in an engineering discipline, Physics, or Mathematics


    • Comfortable working with customers in a collaborative environment

    • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel

    • Ability to organize and categorize information

    • Ability to translate abstract ideas clearly and succinctly into the written word

    • Ability to understand and converse intelligibly on detailed technical concepts

    • Understanding of the fundamentals of statistical data analysis

    • Comfortable writing detailed explanations of data analysis and proposed designs

    • Ability to manage a dynamic workload in a fast-paced environment


    • Experience utilizing presentation skills to effectively communicate in a group environment

    • Familiarity with Linux, and real-time operating systems

    • Familiarity with TCP/IP networking and protocols

    • Familiarity with JIRA, Subversion

    • Ability to write analysis software and/or scripts, particularly in Java, Java Script, Python

    • Familiarity with Microsoft Visio or similar general-purpose graphical design tools

    • Familiarity with Java/HTML/Javascript/SQL or related software languages

    To be successful, you should:

    • Be self-motivated, energetic, inquisitive, well-organized, flexible, and thorough

    • Display well-developed problem-solving and analytical skills

    • Possess high standards of quality and attention to detail

    • Demonstrate clear, concise, and correct written and oral communication, including grammar, spelling, and composition

    • Demonstrate multitasking and time management skills

    • Learn quickly

    • Strong Teamwork and Communication Skills

    • Be willing and excited to learn and take on new challenges.

    • Interface respectfully with co-workers, customers, vendors, and subcontractors

    • Understand the need for control and repeatability and act accordingly

    • Understand and manage risk proactively

    • Handle responsibility well

    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.