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Manager of Configuration Management

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

Saab, Inc. is searching for a Manager of Configuration Management to step into an influential leadership position using your experience in hardware, software, and data CM to ensure the success of your team.

Your role:

  • Work with minimal supervision as master of your domain

  • Ensure policies and guidelines are in place to properly control company software, hardware, and documentation

  • Establish practices to develop team culture

  • Mentor team both formally and informally to ensure proper training, education and discipline

  • Attend program staff meetings to keep current on program CM needs and timing of deliverables

  • Participate in Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) meetings to understand changes to system configurations that CM needs to be aware of

  • Monitor workload and plan resources needed to support programs

  • Define and monitor CM group metrics

  • Vision for group-things done differently

  • Manage CM of Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) and other engineering modeling

  • Supervise migration of data between tools and deploying new tools/processes to programs

Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years in a functional team management role

  • 10+ years in a Configuration Management position

  • Experience applying SAE EIA-649 principles and applications on Government programs

  • Understanding of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and PLM systems

  • Flexibility and expert time management

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.