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Mid-Level Product Development (Radar) Systems Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
29 September 2021
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Job Description:

Are you interested in a crucial role at the forefront of commercial and defense radar markets around the world?  Belong with Purpose.

Saab, Inc. is seeking a Mid-Level Product Development (Radar) Systems Engineer to support the design and development of our next-generation airport surface movement radar, as well as to support the design and implementation for a variety of naval and ground-based, air search defense radars.  This is a mid-level role where we are seeking candidates with 8-10 years experience.

The ideal candidate will utilize their expert technical skills to develop models and simulations, analyze hardware, and apply engineering best practices as part of a growing radar analysis and design team in the US.

You must understand how to extract stakeholder radar and processing requirements, validate them, and translate them into practical system solutions that support customer needs throughout the product lifecycle.

Join our team today and help Saab, Inc.  remain a world leader in radar technology.

Specific Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Defining requirements, developing models and simulations, performing design analysis, and supporting the development, production, and validation of the next generation surface movement radar.

  • Design responsibilities include radar signal processing, analog RF subsystems, power systems, thermal management, and overall system architecture.

  • Provide technical insight to multiple radar implementation teams with diverse engineering disciplines including: digital electronics, RF design, mechanical hardware, FPGA firmware, embedded software, integration, production, and test.

  • Support and mentor junior engineers on radar analysis and design

  • Drive engineering best practices and processes into all aspects of radar system design

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science, or Math; advanced degrees preferred.

  • 8+ years of engineering experience (may include postgraduate work)

  • 3+ years of radar analysis and/or design experience

  • Experience working on commercial and/or defense development projects

  • Demonstrated responsibility for product development processes.

  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary technical teams from development through manufacturing and deployment support

  • Strong analog and digital RF analysis and modelling skills (e.g., MATLAB and/or Simulink) with the ability to apply results to practical implementation and testing

  • Ability to communicate and make presentations to senior leadership and engineering teams within the company and customer communities.

  • Experience with the following preferred:

  • Requirements management tools (e.g., DOORS, code Beamer) and Microsoft Office

  • FPGA development toolchain (e.g., Quartus, ModelSim, DSP Builder, Signal Tap)

  • Embedded systems (e.g., Arm, Linux, digital electronics)
  • High-level software development (e.g., Eclipse IDE, C/C++, Java)

  • RF and digital test equipment and automation

Position is based in East Syracuse, NY.


  • Opportunity for international travel (less than 10%)

Saab, Inc. provides professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, tuition reimbursement, work/life balance, business-casual atmosphere and paid holidays.

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.

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

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.