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Information Security Software Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 November 2022

Job Description:

Belong with Purpose! There is no better time than now to join the mission of keeping people safe.

As a motivated, creative, inquisitive, and talented engineer with 2 to 6 years of experience, make an immediate impact as a Information Security Software Engineer. You will have the opportunity to enhance the security posture of solutions by applying your expertise and knowledge in systems, networking, and information assurance to product implementation.

You will also:

  • Be a multi-disciplined engineer who develops product security requirements and designs, selects and actively implements security controls, and performs compliance assessments.   
  • Actively participate in the creation and implementation of product security requirements, including automated control implementation and security updates.
  • Be responsible for demonstrating compliance to customer security objectives by mapping product attributes to customer security related requirements and development processes to prescribed standards (e.g. ISO 27001).
  • Collaborate with internal product groups and program execution teams composed of multi-disciplined engineers in assessing product security gaps, developing product requirements, risk mitigation strategies and documenting compliance to product and program security requirements.

As the ideal candidate you will have strong scripting experience (e.g. Ansible, bash, PowerShell) and Operating system configuration (e.g. Linux) as well as experience with requirements management using tools like DOORS and Codebeamer.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or Systems Engineering.

  • Bachelor of Science degrees related to Information or Cyber Security with an emphasis or minor in Computer Science would also be considered.

  • Experience developing security requirements, design, implementation, testing and assessment of product security functions.

  • Experience scripting with Ansible, Python, and XML

  • Strong LINUX knowledge and command line skills

  • Understanding of Operating System (Linux) hardening procedures and impact on operation

  • Experience with requirements management tools (e.g. DOORS, Codebeamer)

  • Working knowledge of Networking Security technologies and solutions including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and event monitoring

  • Experience with vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, and associated tools

  • Support customer audits of compliance to product security objectives

  • Knowledge of standards (e.g. ISO 27001, ICAO 9985, NIST 800-53) and how to apply them to product development and the support of operational systems

  • Understanding of Secure Coding Principles and experience with Java, C, or C++ programming are a plus

  • Windows experience is a plus

  • An interest in the Aviation and Air Traffic Management domains is also a plus

Travel requirement ~10%

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).


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, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

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.