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Engineer Co-Op (Safety & Efficiency, Spring 2022, Paid)

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
9 December 2021
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Job Description:

Would you like to work with dedicated, enthusiastic professionals with a reputation for excellence, integrity, and teamwork? Are you looking to build your resume experience and enhance your marketability with real-world, hands-on practice? Then this is the opportunity for you.

Saab's Air Traffic Management - Safety & Efficiency division in East Syracuse, NY is seeking motivated, enthusiastic Engineering students who are interested in applying their studies and learning new skills through an Engineering Co-Op/ Internship assignment. Areas of focus include software, systems, test, and project engineering. Assignments will be for the Spring 2022 semester, with potential to extend through Summer.

The Air Traffic Management business encompasses various forms of detecting, tracking, and reporting on aircraft while in flight and on the surface of airports.  We specialize in the design and deployment of embedded solutions, the development of integrated surveillance systems, and the fusion of information to create a comprehensive view of the operational environment. As a full-fledged member of the team, you will support products and programs for customers from Adelaide to Zurich.

As a Co-Op at Saab, you will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on state-of-the-art products that save lives. Under the guidance of Senior Engineers, responsibilities and learning opportunities may include:

  • Work closely with a cross-functional team of engineers to ensure products used for Air Traffic Safety and Efficiency meet requirements and intended use. 

  • learn from world-class professionals in an environment that fosters development, collaboration, and support at all levels. 

  • Design, implement, and troubleshoot complex systems.

  • Apply principles, techniques, and processes to solve engineering problems.

  • Integrate components in a lab environment.

  • Generate, investigate, and fix bug reports.

  • Participate in technical reviews.

  • Perform data analyses.

  • Develop product and program documentation.

  • Interact with colleagues and customers around the globe.

To have a successful Co-Op experience, you should:

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

  • Be able to generalize from examples

  • Handle responsibility well

  • Always consider context and stakeholders

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

  • Maintain high standards of quality and attention to detail

  • Read and follow directions

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

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

  • Practice time management and prioritization skills

  • Possess effective interpersonal and teamwork skills

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

Skills and Experience:

  • Enrollment in an accredited degree program, with a focus in an Engineering discipline, computer science, physics, mathematics, or other related discipline.

  • Completed Sophomore year or greater at time of hire.

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

  • Prior Co-Op experience is preferred, but not required.

  • Expertise with Microsoft Office and Windows applications.

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

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills.

  • Willingness and excitement to learn and take on new challenges.

  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Familiarity with Unix, and/or Linux is desired.

  • Experience with Python, Java, and/or C++ is desired.

  • Experience with MATLAB and/or LabVIEW is desired.

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, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) 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.