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Co-Op, Systems (Summer 2023)

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 6 April 2023

Job Description:

At Saab, 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.


What you will be part of

Aviation stakeholders face a greater number of challenges and more complex demands than ever before. At Saab, Inc., we continually find new ways to address these challenges and enable safe, predictable, and efficient operations. We go beyond existing solutions, pioneering new ideas and helping to set industry standards.

Saab, Inc.'s expertise spans operations, surveillance sensors, Air Traffic Control automation, collaborative decision making, and digital towers. Our solutions are trusted by air navigation service providers, airports and airlines at over 100 locations in more than 45 countries. As a global leading partner and provider of proven ATM solutions and services, we transform operations, turning innovative ideas into reality and supporting stakeholders from solution conception through long-term support.

Build your resume experience and enhance your marketability with real-work, hands-on practice through a Co-Op/Intern opportunity!

Saab is in search of motivated, enthusiastic engineering/science (software, electrical, math, and physics) student(s) who would be interested in putting their studies to real-work practice through a Co-op/Intern opportunity at our Collamer location in East Syracuse, NY. This assignment will be for the Summer 2023 Semester (May - August).

As part of the Air Traffic Management Safety and Efficiency group, you would be working with our System Engineers to provide products and services to assist airports and airlines operate more efficiently by leveraging the benefits of the Aerobahn product suite and collaborative decision making (CDM) solution.

Responsibilities and learning opportunities include:

  • Conducting and supporting system integration in a laboratory environment and an operational environment

  • Performing system and data analysis and propose solutions to customer problems

  • Generating and investigating problem reports

  • Participating in technical reviews and status meetings


Skills and Experience:

Required Skills:

  • Ability to systematically evaluate data

  • Some software programming experience and ability to read and understand software code

  • Willingness to learn and take on new challenges

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Relational Database experience (SQL)

  • Familiarity with Unix-based systems (Linux)

  • Experience in Java, C#, and/or Python

  • HTML and other web/mobile development technologies would be a plus

  • Good written and verbal communication skills


  • Enrollment in an accredited degree program with a major in Engineering or related discipline

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better

  • Must have completed Sophomore year or greater

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.