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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Principal Digital Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 June 2023

Job Description:

Saab's Surveillance U.S. division is seeking a Senior Staff Digital Engineer to support our Variable Aperture Digital Radar (VADR) product development effort. The position involves:

  • Driving the design and architecture of the digital subsystems

  • Select methods and techniques for implementing solutions in leading edge FPGA/SoC devices having high bandwidth memories and multi-gigabit high speed communication interfaces.

  • Direct development of custom, high-end FPGA-based circuit cards

  • Leading-edge printed circuit board design

  • Development of advanced digital signal processing algorithms for radar.

  • Planning of tasks and collection/reporting of execution metrics

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering or related discipline

  • 10 years of relevant experience

  • Ability to read, understand, and evaluate schematics.

  • Experience with FPGA devices (e.g. Intel/Altera, Xilinx)

  • Experience with Alitium Designer a plus

  • Experience with hardware description languages (VHDL, Verilog)

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability and desire to develop and mentor junior engineers.

  • Experience with Intel FPGA toolset

  • Experience with SoC devices

  • Experience with Digital Signal Processing applications

  • Experience with development for Military Applications

  • Experience with issue and project tracking tools (eg. Atlassian JIRA)

  • Must hold or be able to obtain US DoD SECRET security clearance

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.

Drug-Free Workplaces:

Saab is a federal government contractor and adheres to policies and programs necessary for sustaining drug-free workplaces. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.


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, parental leave, personal illness, bereavement, jury duty, long-term and short-term disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan assistance

  • Wellness account, subscription and employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a leading defense and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 18,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. In the U.S., Saab delivers advanced technology and systems, supporting the U.S. Armed Forces and the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as international and commercial partners. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, the company has business units and local employees in seven U.S. locations.

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.