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Co-Op, Integration + Test for Air Traffic Management (2023)

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 1 December 2022

Job Description:

Are you naturally curious?  Do inconsistencies jump out at you?  Can you quickly find problem and tactfully report them?  Would you enjoy working with a like-minded group of dedicated, enthusiastic people with a reputation for integrity, excellence, and and teamwork?  Did you notice the repeated word in the previous sentence?  If so, then this is the job for you!

We are looking for a co-op / intern for our Integration & Test team, working on Air Traffic Management systems in our facilities in East Syracuse, NY.  In your application (resume or cover letter), please indicate whether you are available for the Spring (Jan-May 2023), Summer (May-Aug 2023), or both.

Saab, Inc. surveillance products encompass all forms of detecting and tracking aircraft while in flight and on the surface of airports.  We specialize in the development of integrated systems, the fusion and display of critical information, and the design and deployment of elegant solutions.  As a member of the team, you will support the integration and testing of these products for customers from Adelaide to Zurich.  Note that this is NOT an aerospace, avionics, or mechanical engineering position.  Work is primarily focused on software verification (building the thing right) and validation (building the right thing).

Responsibilities and learning opportunities may include:

  • Discovering, investigating, and solving problems

  • Developing, documenting, and executing test approaches and procedures

  • Conducting hardware, software, and system integration

  • Assisting in troubleshooting

  • Participating in technical reviews and status meetings

  • Crafting test scenarios using various simulators

  • Performing data analysis

  • Creating, updating, and validating test tools

  • Interacting with internal and external customers on technical and programmatic issues

To be successful, you should:

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

  • Have an analytical eye for noticing inconsistencies and an innovative passion for reconciling them

  • Display creativity, ingenuity, reliable intuition, and well-developed problem-solving skills

  • Ask many inquisitive questions and then listen to and learn from the answers

  • Be able to generalize from examples

  • Practice time management and prioritization skills

  • Always consider context and stakeholders

  • Naturally think logically and critically

  • Read and follow directions and standard operating procedures

  • Possess effective interpersonal and teamwork skills, particularly with respect to advocacy and negotiation

  • Handle responsibility well and act on constructive feedback

  • Understand the need for control, repeatability, and risk management and act accordingly and proactively

  • Demonstrate moderated discipline, pragmatic perseverance, scientific curiosity, and measured skepticism

Skills and Experience:

  • Enrollment in an accredited degree program, with a major in an engineering discipline, computer science. physics, or math (other majors considered with relevant skills/experience)

  • Cumulative overall GPA of 3.0 or better

Required Skills:

  • Expertise with Microsoft Office and Windows applications

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

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

  • High standards of quality and attention to detail

Desired Technical Skills:

  • Experience with MATLAB and/or LabVIEW

  • Experience with Python, Java, and/or C++

  • Familiarity with Linux

  • Familiarity with TCP/IP networking and protocols

At Saab you will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on state-of-the-art technology that save lives.  You will work closely with a cross-functional team to ensure that our 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.

In addition to a competitive hourly rate, Saab Inc. offers a sign-on bonus to off-set housing  expenses for Co-ops residing outside the typical office commuting distance.

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 and (ii) 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).

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.