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Saab Global

Python Software Developer

Farnborough, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 31 July 2023

Saab UK is a British company that is part of Saab Group’s global high-technology operations. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space and civil security. In the UK we bring together the best of Swedish and British innovation and engineering to provide our customers with products and solutions that push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. Our mission is to help our customers to keep people and society safe.

Our Saab UK business is going through a period of rapid growth, this means that we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK Ltd combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Across the country we have seven principle sites which focus on software engineering, underwater robotics, training services and radars. Globally we number over 19,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and we reinvest a high proportion of our earnings in internal research and development. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

Saab is a company with opportunities, a company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility as well as good opportunities for advancing in your career. Additionally, Saab is a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.

The role:

At Saab, we are constantly looking ahead and pushing boundaries on what´s considered technically possible. Saab is expanding in the UK and we are now seeking X4 talented and highly motivated Software Developers for Runtime Platform to support our radar and electronic warfare operations at our Farnborough office, this is truly a unique opportunity.

What you will become a part of:

Business Area Surveillance offers effective solutions for surveillance, decision support and systems used to detect and deter different kinds of threats. The product portfolio includes airborne, land based and marine radar systems, systems for signal reconnaissance, command and communications systems as well as systems for leading seafaring vessels and air traffic.

You will be a part of the business unit Radar Solutions which is responsible for the radar development and more specifically the engineering organization with headquarters in Gothenburg Sweden but based in the Farnborough office.

The engineering organization consists of a number of departments where you will belong to the department called Computer platforms and the section Runtime Platform Surface Design which is responsible for the runtime platforms for our land based and naval radar systems.

Your role at Saab:

Being a developer within Runtime Platform at Saab means that your main assignment is to configure operating systems, networks and firewalls based on the requirements set by the sub system responsible. You perform this work as a part of a team consisting of developers, sub system engineers and sub system verification engineers. Your team will mainly be responsible for the configuration of the runtime platforms for our UK customer’s existing radar systems as well as new systems and upgrades for that customer but will also take part in the development of our common processing platform.

Your team will primarily be based in Farnborough, UK but will spend a considerable amount of training and working in Gothenburg, Sweden, especially at the beginning of your employment.

Who you are today:

  • As a person you are positive, social, result oriented and a team player with a background or education within IT, programming, data science or systems engineering.

  • You have experience working with different Linux distributions.

  • You are comfortable with explaining technical solutions for the team and stakeholders.

  • You like working in a team and cooperating with other but are capable of working individually as well.

  • Handling unexpected problems is a natural part of reality and you choose simple and effective solutions to those problems.

  • You are also open to explore other disciplines of engineering and have a will to develop both professionally and personally.

  • You agree with our core values of “Trust, Drive and Expertise”.

  • During your employment you will handle tasks and materials that are classed as military secrecy and therefore you must have a UK or Swedish citizenship.