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Associate Systems Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
29 September 2022
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Job Description:

Belong with Purpose; keeping people and society safe.

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.

Saab, Inc. develops commercial products to support aviation surveillance throughout the world. We deliver innovative solutions to air navigation service providers, airports, and airlines at over 100 locations in more than 45 countries. As a global leading partner and provider or proven air traffic management (ATM) solutions, we enable safe, predictable, and efficient operations.

Your role:

Do you love finding creative ways to solve problems? Do you enjoy creating new things? Do you enjoy figuring out how something works and then making it better?

Saab, Inc. has an opening for an Associate Systems Engineer in East Syracuse, NY. Our team designs, develops, and improves state-of-the-art products for Air Traffic Surveillance and Air Traffic Management systems.

As an Associate Systems Engineer, you will:

  • Apply and develop your product design engineering skills

  • Analyze, integrate, and troubleshoot complex electronic and software systems

  • Define system and subsystem requirements

  • Support customers and our own engineers with system deployments throughout the world

  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team

Our sensor products incorporate software defined radio technology employing custom analog and digital electronics, firmware, and embedded software. Our systems use virtualized processing to execute custom software applications that identify, locate, and communicate with aircraft and vehicles throughout the world. Our technologies include air traffic controller display systems, multilateration, surface movement radar, ADS-B, GNSS, target tracking, sensor fusion, embedded and server Linux environments, IP networking, etc.

Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will have:

  • 0-3 years of post-baccalaureate experience and/or education
  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, computer science, or mathematics from an accredited institution or relevant military education & training
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Educational or industrial experience designing/debugging systems with software, network, firmware, and/or electronic components.
  • A solid record of meeting technical and project objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Expertise Desired:

  • Linux and/or IP networking system skills
  • Requirements writing and management
  • SysML UML, or model-based design experience


  • Opportunities for domestic and international travel (up to 10%).

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.