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Saab Global

Manager Surface Software, Signal and Data Processing Applications, Engineering

Göteborg, Sweden
Closing date: 19 February 2023

If you aspire to lead teams developing software and algorithms for market leading radar solutions, Saab may have the perfect conditions for you to grow. We pride ourselves on a nurturing environment, where everyone is different yet we share the same goal – to help keep people and society safe.

We are looking for a manager for the Surface Software section, within the department of Signal and Data Processing Applications at Saab Radar Solutions.

Your role

As the manager for Surface Software you will lead teams of highly skilled engineers and specialists within the area of embedded SW development and signal processing. The team members work in product-oriented agile teams and we strive for a high degree of decentralised decision making in order to achieve speed and quality.

As manager you are the design responsible for the Signal Processing and Sensor Control subsystems within the product area. You lead and support the teams in finding best practices for the development of embedded and mission critical software by looking into all relevant aspects of software engineering as well as managing employee wellbeing, strategic development, resource and competence planning. You will be part of the SDPA Management Team and contribute to the SDPA technology strategy.

The main tasks are:

  • Design responsibility for products and sub-systems

  • Lead and coach your section towards goals and strategies, be a role model

  • Constantly strive for SW engineering excellence and a culture of learning

  • Cooperation and interactions with both internal and external stakeholders

  • Responsibility for recruitment and budget

Your profile

We are looking for a person with passion for our products and a strong belief in the competence and commitment from our employees. Knowledge and experience in production grade SW, as well as agile methodology is important combined with the ability and courage to drive change. We want you to have competence and experience within the majority of the following areas:

  • 5+ years of professional experience within SW development

  • 3+ years of experience of leading and coaching people and a genuine interest to develop organizations, teams and people

  • Strong business understanding and customer focus

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Appropriate professional or postgraduate qualifications

This position requires that you pass a security vetting based on the current regulations around/of security protection. For positions requiring security clearance additional obligations on citizenship may apply.

What you will be a part of

Saab is a leading defence 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.

Business area Surveillance offers world-leading sensor technology in monitoring and decision support to protect against threats. The portfolio covers airborne, ground-based and naval radar, electronic warfare, C4I solutions, aviation systems and cyber security.

The Radar Solutions unit serves the market with world-leading radar solutions. At Signal and Data Processing Applications (SDPA) we are responsible for development of the signal and data processing software modules in all radar products. This includes system design, implementation, integration and verification over the product life cycle. We are around 140 employees in the department and expect to grow significantly during 2023.

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We will continuously meet with candidates during the recruitment process and are looking forward to receiving your application.

Don’t hesitate to contact in case of questions regarding this position. Welcome to the Team!

Christer Åkerblom, Recruiting Manager, Head of Signal and Data Processing Applications; e-mail:

Saab is a company with a strong people-orientation. We offer a friendly work environment where we support and help each other to be at our best. Continuous learning, career & talent development and employee well-being are examples of areas where we always put the strongest effort to offer great opportunities.