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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Intern, Systems Engineer (Fall 2023)

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 29 June 2023

Job Description:

At Saab, Inc., 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. Saab, Inc. develops commercial products to support aviation surveillance throughout the world.

Do you love finding creative ways to solve problems? Do you enjoy creating new things? Do you enjoy figuring out how something works and then making it better?

Saab, Inc. has a Co-op/Intern (Fall 2023, August - December) opportunity in Systems Engineering for product development in East Syracuse, NY. Our team designs, develops, and improves state-of-the-art products for Air Traffic Surveillance and Air Traffic Management systems.

As a Systems Engineering Co-op, you will:

  • Apply your coursework by solving practical engineering problems.

  • Develop experience in product design engineering skills.

  • Analyze, integrate, and troubleshoot complex electronic and software systems.

  • Be part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team.

  • Support customers and our own engineers with system deployments throughout the world

Our sensor products incorporate software defined radio technology employing custom analog and digital electronics, firmware, and embedded software. Our systems use virtualized processing to execute custom software applications that identify, locate, and communicate with aircraft and vehicles throughout the world. Our technologies include air traffic controller display systems, multilateration, surface movement radar, ADS-B, GNSS, target tracking, sensor fusion, embedded and server Linux environments, IP networking, etc.


Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will have:

  • 2-3 years working towards a bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, computer science, or mathematics from an accredited institution or relevant military education & training.

  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

Expertise desired:

  • Familiar with systems containing software, network, firmware, and/or electronic components.

  • Matlab, C++, Java or other programming experience.

  • Linux and/or IP networking system skills.

  • Familiar with RF or electronic test equipment.

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).

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.

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.