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Saab Global

AusCMS Platform Architect

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 3 July 2024

The role

The Naval Combat Systems 9LV Platform is a Linux based secure runtime platform upon which the 9LV CMS runs, and in which CMS and other product development and test is carried out, worldwide.

The Platform Architect will share responsibility for the high level architecture and design of the 9LV Platform System to meet product-line and customer operational needs.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Participate in close collaboration with the local Naval Combat Systems Product Design, Software team, Platform development team and the Global 9LV Platform team.
  • Lead the Systems Engineering work for 9LV Platform including specification, design, V&V and supersystem integration.
  • Lead the design of new 9LV Platform architectures and capabilities.
  • Ensure that 9LV Platform meets customer operational needs and Saab’s supersystem needs.
  • Document the evolution of existing 9LV Platform capabilities.
  • Consider the needs of engineering specialties including Safety, Security and ILS in all engineering work

Flexible work arrangements such as 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Well-developed communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Deep understanding of networks, distributed systems, fault tolerance, and resilient data storage
  • Good problem solving skills and the ability to develop creative and innovative solutions
  • Experience of at least one software development, engineering or product lifecycle model in a formal engineering environment, preferably defence
  • Experience with configuration management
  • Experience in producing and reviewing technical documentation
  • Experience with Linux systems administration

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants will be required to hold an Australian Defence Security Clearance to NV1 level or have the ability to gain one.

About us

Saab Australia is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 30 years in Australia, we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges.

From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.

Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose!

Culture and benefits

We employ over 1000 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience.

By joining Saab, you’ll be a part of a collaborative and supportive organisation, where your professional growth and work-life balance are emphasised.  You’ll work within an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

As a valued team member of Saab Australia, you’ll access a variety of perks and benefits to support you and your family including:

  • 6 weeks paid leave each year
  • 13% Superannuation
  • Free Income Protection Insurance
  • Flexible working options
  • Access to the Saab shares matching scheme
  • Access to MySaab; our online store offering everything from cash back at hundreds of stores to discounts from exclusive partners

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By submitting an application to Saab, you consent to undertaking workforce screening activities including, but not limited to:  reference checks, Australian Federal Police check, verification of working rights and qualifications, sanctions screening and a pre-employment medical declaration.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.