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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

IT Vulnerability Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 March 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc is looking for a Vulnerability Assessment Engineer to join our growing IT team. The Vulnerability Assessment Engineer will specialize in finding IT system weaknesses and ensuring compliance to security standards/policies.


  • Responsible for identifying and prioritizing security exposures to remediate unauthorized data disclosure, misuse, alteration, or destruction of data.

  • Assists in incident response to potential breaches of enterprise data security. Conducts vulnerability assessments and security audits to identify cybersecurity risks and critical flaws within the company’s networks, applications and operating systems.

  • Tests company’s internal systems to validate security and detect any computer and information security weaknesses.

  • Performs a technical analysis of vulnerabilities and determines the impact to the organization.

  • Reports, tracks and records findings in a comprehensive vulnerability assessment report.

  • Identify, recommend, and manage appropriate measures to remediate vulnerabilities with the focus on reducing potential impact to end users. 

  • Perform advanced troubleshooting and problem resolution, using a variety of tools including event logs, log files, and error messages, to include but not limited to, issues with Microsoft Windows OS, 3rd party patch and update distribution. 

  • Collaborate across Information Security Division, Vulnerability Management Cyber Analytics, Reporting and data analysis, validation, clean up and normalization, and across multiple engineering pillars where required.

  • Investigate the best methods to apply security changes to remediate vulnerabilities for applications and desktops, validate patch deployments for compliancy, remediation of identified IT system security related issues and document issues and associated resolutions for knowledge base reference.

  • Stay current on industry trends, emerging threats and best practices in vulnerability management and adapt the program accordingly.

  • Provide support and maintain tools required for the vulnerability management program.

Compensation Range: $69,100-84,600

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

  • 4+ years’ experience.

  • Employee Development.

  • Current understanding of best practices regarding system security measures.

  • Experience in software engineering and design architecture.

  • Advanced understanding of business analysis techniques and processes.

  • Professional experience working with and analyzing computer hardware and software.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with operating systems.

  • Experience with systems thinking, troubleshooting, or complex problem-solving skills and ability to translate theory into effective and actionable solutions in remote-first collaborative settings.

  • Experience with continuous process improvement, root cause analysis, team building, pairing, growth, and a commitment to accessible, psychologically safe working environments for all.

  • Experience identifying, accessing, and navigating multiple networked operating systems, to include Windows, iOS, and Unix/Linux, using remote access technologies and consoles.

  • Familiarity with risk-based vulnerability management principles, partners, and enterprise class cyber exposure sensor platforms (such as Microsoft, Tenable, Tanium, Netwitness, etc.).

  • Familiarity with information and quality assurance principles, methods, and value-based ecosystems (such as principled architecture, trustworthy security, cyber-resilient systems, security/risk intelligence, cyber/asset hygiene, attack surface reduction, zero trust, etc.).

  • Working knowledge of role-based access controls, data classification, and privacy risks.

  • Working knowledge of attack surface assessment types, composition, analysis, solution prioritization, remediation workflows, reporting (simplified technical writing), and metrics.

  • Working knowledge of security program frameworks, models, and common controls (such as CIS Critical Controls, NIS, CMMC, etc.).

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with Patch Management solutions

  • Experience with Zero-Trust solutions

  • Experience with VMware

  • Experience with various storage vendors

  • Experience with Cisco Networking

  • Experience with Next-Gen firewalls and VPN solutions

  • VB Script/PowerShell understanding

  • Active Directory & Group Policy understanding

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 19,000 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 eight 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.