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Lead Software Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
31 January 2022
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Job Description:

Saab's Surveillance U.S. Division in East Syracuse, NY, is seeking a Lead/ Senior Staff Software Engineer for new, challenging programs ranging from complex, medium and long range, mobile ground radar systems to long-range naval radar systems. All new efforts will deploy bleeding edge technology to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) customers.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead a development team of up to 4-6 people. In this role you will serve as the primary technical contact for software matters.

  • Manage the development using AGILE techniques: scrums, backlog management, sprint planning, and retrospectives.

  • Cost area Management: in support of AGILE and Earned-Value management, costing and planning of resources and tracking software status using EV and AGILE metrics.

  • Work with the current programs of record to continue development of a common, flexible architecture that is extensible to future programs.

  • Assist in laying the framework in the form of modular blocks, allowing configuration from installation to installation.

  • Participate in technical meetings and design reviews (both internally and externally)

  • Ensure SW team adherence to the CMMI and Surveillance U.S. SW Development process (including proper documentation and CM related activities)

  • Determine, document, and enforce methods for complying with desired software development practices (open technology requirements, safety and security, information assurance, metrics tracking, CM release plan, etc.)

  • Participate in peer/technical reviews

  • Plan for and participation in system integration.

  • Ensure consistent development practices and architecture among all developers.

Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or similar discipline.

  • 10+ years of software development/architecture experience.

  • 3+ years of team or project leadership experience.

  • Experience in C/C++ software development, with specific experience in: Static and dynamic code analysis, Development in a POSIX/Linux environment, and Strong skills in architecture and Class Frameworks.

  • UML modeling tools for software design.

  • Experience developing software under CERT and CWE standards.

  • Must have or be able to obtain a SECRET security clearance.

Desired Experience:

  • Use of AGILE development methodology.

  • Software development in a Linux environment.

  • Developing software for radar applications.

  • CORBA and DDS.

  • GoogleTest/GoogleMock unit test framework.

  • Klocwork, Coverity and/or SonarQube code analysis tools.

  • Using Subversion (SVN) for configuration management.

  • Using the Atlassian JIRA/Confluence/Crucible tool sets.

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, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) 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.