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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Lead Software Configuration Management Professional

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 June 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented Lead Configuration Management Release Professional in the Surveillance U.S. Division 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 Management Professional, you will have immediate impact solving complex problems in creative ways, implementing EIA-649 principles, 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.

The successful Lead Configuration Management Professional has proven experience operating with a high level of autonomy and delegated management authority, independently solving highly complex problems, developing novel solutions, effectively integrating with Engineering, interfacing with all functions supporting programs including Program Management, Engineering, Contracts, Subcontracts, Quality, and others.

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:

  • Act as a primary point of contact for Software Configuration Management, integrating with program and Engineering teams

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

  • Analyze processes, recommend standardization solutions, and implement improvements

  • Develop and employ metrics to identify opportunities for improvement, reporting as required

  • Proactively train and mentor team members to solve technical problems

  • 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

  • Ensure standards for quality are maintained and processes are implemented consistently

  • Perform data entry, manipulating/analyzing data as required

  • 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 audits of libraries, data, data management systems, processes

  • 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

  • Proactively defines and implements tasks for self and others

  • May lead a project team

  • May be responsible for resource planning and scheduling

  • Performs other responsibilities as required

Compensation Range: $94,800-$120,900

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:

  • 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

  • Attention to detail

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

  • Administration of 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 Enovia, 3DExperience, Teamcenter or other Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) 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 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.