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Major Systems Lead

Melbourne, Australia
Closing date
26 May 2022
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Major Systems Lead

About us

Saab Australia is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 30 years in Australia, we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges.

From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.

Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose.

The role

As part of our Land group, the Major Systems Lead supports the Engineering Manager in the design activities, workshops, supplier reviews, the derivation of requirements of products, implementation, verification and test, for the Deployable Health Capability and other Land group programs.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Apply sound Systems Engineering principles across the full SE lifecycle
  • Identify, develop, and manage requirements for systems, sub-systems and product components.  
  • Prepare briefing material to support system reviews (SRR, PDR, DDR, TRR etc.).
  • Derive system requirements, define the test requirements and participate in and/or manage the conduct of system design and system requirements reviews
  • Conduct the development of candidate solutions against requirements including their optimisation and present the solution in design reviews and/or manage the conduct of these reviews

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Demonstrated experience in producing and reviewing technical documentation
  • Appropriate postgraduate experience in the development of complex systems of a similar domain and magnitude.  
  • Demonstrated experience of engineering in a Defence Regulatory or equivalent environment (e.g. LMSM, aerospace, transport, infrastructure).  
  • Experience in the design and delivery of V&V programs with a focus on the incorporation of significant commercial standards, OQE and testing for COTS products to meet the military environment.
  • Demonstrated awareness and ability to address whole of system requirements and design issues such as environmental, EMI/C, safety, human factors and ILS as well as business and commercial needs.
  • Demonstrated experience in the systems engineering lifecycle.

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an NV1 clearance.

Culture and benefits

We employ over 600 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience.

By joining Saab, you’ll be a part of a collaborative and supportive organisation, where your professional growth and work-life balance are emphasised.  You’ll work within an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

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Click ‘Apply’ to submit your CV and cover letter in support of your application. You may contact our careers team at for a copy of the full position description. Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and that the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.