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Associate Systems Engineer

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

At Saab, Inc., 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.

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 designing, deploying, integrating, tuning, and commissioning these systems as part of our Automation and Surveillance team. This position offers opportunities to travel internationally, acquire a diverse range of practical engineering experience, and interact with customers around the world.

The successful candidate will have:

  •  A bachelor's degree in engineering, physics or computer science from an accredited institution or relevant military education & training

  • The ability to work in a team environment

  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills

  • The technical background to learn the theory of operation, design, and optimization processes for cooperative and non-cooperative surveillance products

  • The ability to understand customer requirements and develop system-level architectures and integration & test strategies to ensure these requirements are satisfied

  • The ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) and collaborate with both technical and non-technical colleagues and customers.

  • An interest in international travel and the ability to work with technical counterparts from different countries and cultures around the world

Skills and Experience:

Expertise Required:

  • Computer programming in a high-level language such as Matlab, C/C++, Java etc.

  • Familiarity with Linux is a plus

  • Familiarity with data networks is a plus

Experience Required:

  • Technical experience consistent with that of an entry-level engineer (0-2 years of experience)


  • Opportunity for international travel (up to 30%)

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.