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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

AWS Infrastructure Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 January 2024

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a motivated, enthusiastic AWS Infrastructure Engineer

Your Role:

As a member of the Saab Safety & Efficiency Team, you will be on a team that is responsible for the Service Infrastructure (AWS Cloud environment).  You will work closely with the other Network/Infrastructure Engineers and the Aerobahn Site Engineers to ensure that the infrastructure is functioning optimally for customer use.  The Service Infrastructure currently supports the deployment of the Aerobahn Product Suite to approximately 25 domestic customer sites. Aerobahn also has turnkey systems fielded at multiple international sites. Additional responsibilities include the support of the software development infrastructure (VMware).

Compensation Range: $69,100 - $84,600

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:

Responsibilities and learning opportunities include:

Multiple operating system and network technologies require support and development as part of this position.  The following includes a list of many of the technologies used to support the CDM & Efficiency infrastructure. It’s recommended that prospective candidates have familiarity with many, but not all of these technologies and areas of responsibility:

Virtual Infrastructure (AWS, VMware)

  • Template creation/management

  • EC2 / VM management

  • Patching of EC2 / ESXi hosts and upgrading AWS and VMware tools

Network/Cisco Infrastructure

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or equivalent knowledge preferred

  • WAN/MPLS Routers

    • Includes: Routing, NAT, EIGRP / RIP, GRE, VPNs on Cisco routers, ACLs / Statefull firewalling, and Firmware updates

  • Palo Alto Firewall

    • Working understanding of PAN-OS and familiarity with firewalling concepts, security policies, NAT, routing (both static and BGP) and IPSEC VPN.

Linux Infrastructure and administration (intermediate or higher knowledge preferred)

  • CentOS (RPM-based package management)

  • DNS

  • SMTP

  • NTP

  • Apache

  • Postgres

  • Ansible

  • Nagios

  • Shell scripting: BASH, PERL, AWK, SED, etc.

Windows Infrastructure (intermediate knowledge sufficient)

  • Active Directory

  • User management

  • Group Policy

  • MS SQL

Aerobahn application support

  • Network (TCP/IP) troubleshooting

  • Linux system administration help

  • Shell scripting to automate tasks and support the backend of the Aerobahn server.

  • Intermediate understanding of the Aerobahn application design.

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

Backups / Disaster Recovery

  • Document and maintain Disaster Recovery plans/procedures

  • Disaster Recovery testing


  • Support 3rd party security audits

  • Nessus Vulnerability Scanner

  • Patching

  • Log review/monitoring

  • Firewall maintenance (both Palo Alto and iptables)

  • Account expiration

Routine Maintenance

  • Regular review of logs

  • Stay abreast of critical security issues and patch accordingly

  • Monitor backups and resource utilization

Development/Test/Integration Lab Support

  • Lab inventory and organization

  • Hardware installation and maintenance

  • UPS maintenance

  • Cisco switch configuration


  • Wiki updates

  • Organized, communicated, searchable knowledgebase

  • Visio diagrams for all aspects of the infrastructure

Recommended Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in information technology or computer science or related discipline

  • 3+ years’ work in a technical/network environment

  • Network+ Certification or equivalent

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).

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


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, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in eight U.S. locations.

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.