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Saab Global
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Lead Configuration Management Release Professional

Home Office, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 May 2023

Job Description:

Saab Inc.’s Surveillance U.S. Division is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented Lead Configuration Management, Release Professional specializing in software development and configuration control. Our ground-based surveillance systems encompass all forms of detecting and tracking aircraft while in flight and on the surface of airports. We specialize in the development of integrated surveillance systems, the fusion and display of critical information, and the design and deployment of elegant solutions.  

As a seasoned, experienced Software Configuration professional, you will have immediate impact solving complex problems in creative ways, developing processes that contribute to company objectives, mentoring team members, and analyzing and maintaining tools that support and automate processes for software release and control. 

This position is flexible depending upon your experience, with the ability to work remotely (within the Northeast region) or onsite at our East Syracuse, NY office.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Evaluate, setup, configure, deploy, utilize defect tracking and version control systems 

  • Analyze processes, recommend standardization solutions, and implement improvements

  • Train and assist team members to solve technical problems, mentor junior team members

  • Work with engineering to develop installation scripts and programs for installation of products

  • Work with project teams to determine an appropriate build schedule and then initiate the build and packaging process

  • Ensure traceability of problems from origin through implementation, and test/validation to closure

  • Compile and assemble software from source code

  • Support developers for software package registry and delivery

  • Work with software engineers to correct build errors

  • Lead CM processes audits of libraries, data, FCA/PCA

  • Implement process improvements across the CM discipline

  • Execute planned program activities in accordance with procedures

  • Analyze requirements, provide CM planning and costing to proposal efforts

  • Maintain accurate list of deliverables per customer and/or site

  • Configure spares/repairs as contractually required 

  • Interface professionally internally and externally 

  • Perform data entry, manipulating/analyzing data as required

  • Proactively defines and implements tasks for self and others

  • May lead a project team

  • May be responsible for resource planning and scheduling

Skills and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline 

  • 15+ years experience working in a formal Software CM environment. 


  • MA/MS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline

  • 13+ years experience 

Required Skills:

  • Proven SWCM knowledge and system administration capability

  • Proven leadership skills, capability to direct efforts on complex solutions

  • Demonstrated drive to research, identify and adopt innovative solutions

  • Demonstrated capability of employing metrics to identify opportunities for improvement

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to collaborate across disciplines and organizations 

  • Experience using the Atlassian JIRA/Confluence/Crucible tool sets

  • Experience with Solaris, and/or Linux servers

  • Experience with Subversion (SVN)

  • Experience with Java or C++ software development

Desired Skills:

  • Configuration Management Certification (preferred)

  • Experience with Teamcenter or other Product Lifecycle Management systems

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.