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Lead Network Design and Support Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 December 2022

Job Description:

Saab Inc. is seeking a Lead Network Design Engineer to act as the technical leadership for a team that’s designing, building and supporting systems that keep air-travelers safe 24/7/365 all around the world.  You’ll contribute to discovering diverse network solutions for our customers internationally.

You'll have the chance to travel both domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing, designing, building, testing and commissioning networks that support our systems

  • Constantly looking for ways to improve our products- technically, documentation, ease of use, reliability, serviceability

  • Supporting our customers with troubleshooting, technical refresh (upgrades)

  • Collaborating across multiple disciplines to provide an exceptional product and customer experience

  • Demonstrating expertise in Software/Operating System Configuration, Network Design/Configuration and Troubleshooting.

  • Developing tools and scripts to support various configuration and monitoring activities.

  • Participating in processor and switch selections.

  • Developing and implementing alternatives for process improvement.

  • Demonstrating strong planning and organizational skills.

  • Prioritizing incoming tasks and ensuring proper resource assignments.

  • Providing mentoring and technical guidance/coaching to others.

Skills and Experience:

  • 10+ years of engineering experience

  • 5+ years of network design experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline is required.

  • Experience with Cisco devices and network communications protocols and Network Security.

  • Preferred Cisco Certifications:

  • CCNP Enterprise – Core Exam – Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (350-401 ENCOR), Implementing Cisco Enterprise Routing and Services (300-410 ENARSI) and Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks (300-420 ENSLD).

  • CCNP Security –  Core Exam - Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (350-701 SCOR), and Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall and IPS (300-710 SNCF).

  • Experience with design and configuration of wireless equipment is preferred.

  • EION and Cambium equipment is a plus.

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.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen and (ii) 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.