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Saab Global

Senior Applications Support Specialist

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 8 April 2023

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.

The role

As part of our IT group, the Senior Applications Support Specialist will provide support for Saab’s business applications, tools and information systems used across Saab’s classified and unclassified computing environments.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Maintain the integrity and smooth operation of Saab’s core business applications and information systems;
  • Troubleshoot and resolve assigned incidents or service requests whilst ensuring prompt professional service;
  • Install, configure, support and maintain corporate and enterprise wide tools, systems, applications and technologies;
  • Where appropriate, work with business stakeholders in the tailoring of commercial software products to meet specific business requirements;
  • Work, communicate, guide, support and cross-skill with other members of the Business Applications team, and where appropriate within the greater IT group;
  • Development, customisation and implementation of internal applications and/or systems to meet user needs;

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office and 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Expert knowledge, skills and experience working within an applications support team, or similar;
  • Strong technical understanding and working knowledge of the following technologies: Databases (Microsoft SQL Server and/or Oracle), Atlassian (such as Jira, Confluence etc), Microsoft Sharepoint, Windows Server, 2008/12/16 DNS etc and Linux experience (Debian, CentOS, Red Hat, Docker etc).
  • IFS, PTC Windchill, IBM Rational DOORS and Agresso experience (desirable)
  • Experience with application deployment and release management;
  • Fundamental understanding and awareness of information security and how this is applied in operational environments

A Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an NV2 clearance.

Culture and benefits

We employ over 700 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.

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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.

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.