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Director, Strategic Positioning - Unmanned Systems

Quincy, Massachusetts, United States of America
Closing date: 30 November 2023

Job Description:

Saab Inc. AUS Division is seeking a Director, Strategic PositioningUnmanned Systems to join the Strategic Portfolio team. The Strategy Director will be responsible for technical oversight and development of comprehensive product strategies for AUS Unmanned Maritime UUV, USV and sensor systems spanning the entire product lifecycle (Product Conception through End-of-Life) as well as strategy planning and execution for major sensor captures to include requirements shaping and investment resource allocation.

The successful candidate must be an influential leader possessing both broad expertise and knowledge of sensors. At times, the position may require provision of SME support to address technical challenges in execution programs. Frequent domestic and international travel can be expected.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Engineering, Science, Math or related discipline. Masters or PhD preferred.

  • 25+ years of relevant experience

  • Recent experience working with DoD labs.

  • DoD Program Management and Business Development experience.

  • Recent, highly relevant experience in the development of advanced UUV/USV Systems and sensors

  • Experience with SBIR and DoD program development

  • Must be able to travel up to 60% of the time.

  • Current TS/SCI clearance or ability to obtain a TS/SCI clearance

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop a comprehensive product strategy spanning the entire product lifecycle (Product Conception through End-of-Life).

  • Ability to assess new technology and emerging product/service trends.

  • Ability to guide the formulation of product definition, product pricing and product launch plans.

  • Ability to pursue innovative product strategies and promote new ideas.

  • Ability to establish strategic plans and objectives.

  • Ability to lead Product development, and strategic science and technology programs.

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, and the ability to effectively present results/content to internal or external customers.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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 18,000 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 seven 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.