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Saab Global

Platform Tools Engineer

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 21 June 2024

The role

The Naval Combat Systems 9LV Platform is a Linux based secure runtime platform upon which the 9LV CMS runs, and in which CMS and other product development and test are carried out, worldwide. The Pipeline Product consists of the 9LV Platform-specific development pipelines, development tools and infrastructure.

The Platform Tools Engineer will be responsible for the design, development, deployment, test and documentation of Platform pipelines, toolchain, development tools and build infrastructure, supporting Naval Combat Systems projects with the 9LV CMS computing platform in Australia and worldwide, in collaboration with the global 9LV Pipeline and Platform teams.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Participate in close collaboration with the global Pipeline team and evolve the Australian Pipeline product effectively and in line with the global product while meeting the needs of the local 9LV CMS projects and software developers
  • Work with the local Naval Combat Systems 9LV Platform and 9LV CMS project teams as required
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with internal stakeholders and the international Pipeline team.
  • Plan, prioritise and deliver assigned tasks within the agreed scope, and schedule
  • Reporting on task progress
  • Design and implementation of new Pipeline capabilities

Flexible work arrangements such as 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Experience with the products, development environment and the tools used to develop and support the software.
  • Well-developed communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Good problem solving skills and the ability to develop creative and innovative solutions
  • Broad understanding of technology and technology trends
  • Significant experience in software integration, continuous integration/delivery, test automation and DevOps tools and workflows covering technologies such as Kubernetes, and Jenkins
  • Experience with configuration management and automatic deployment tools such as Ansible, AWX

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants will be required to hold an Australian Defence Security Clearance to NV1 level or have the ability to gain one.

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!

Culture and benefits

We employ over 1000 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.

As a valued team member of Saab Australia, you’ll access a variety of perks and benefits to support you and your family including:

  • 6 weeks paid leave each year
  • 13% Superannuation
  • Free Income Protection Insurance
  • Flexible working options
  • Access to the Saab shares matching scheme
  • Access to MySaab; our online store offering everything from cash back at hundreds of stores to discounts from exclusive partners

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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 in exceptional circumstances, the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. We encourage applications as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

By submitting an application to Saab, you consent to undertaking workforce screening activities including, but not limited to:  reference checks, Australian Federal Police check, verification of working rights and qualifications, sanctions screening and a pre-employment medical declaration.

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.