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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Configuration Management Professional

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 June 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented Senior Configuration Management Release Professional in the Surveillance U.S. Division with proven experience to implement principles and best practices derived from EIA-649, EIA-649-1, MIL-HBK-61B.

As a seasoned, experienced professional Configuration Manager, you will have immediate impact developing processes, mentoring team members, and analyzing and maintaining tools that support and automate processes for documentation and software release and control. The Senior Configuration Manager performs release and change management analysis, and interfaces with all functions supporting programs including Program Management, Engineering, Contracts, Subcontracts, Quality, and others. The Senior Configuration Manager is responsible for building software; identifying, documenting, tracking, and submitting data and document deliverables; structuring and maintaining databases; and is responsible for tracking drawings, documents, and other items required by engineering and program activity.

This position is flexible depending upon your experience, with the ability to work remotely (within the Northeast region) or onsite at our East Syracuse, NY office.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Utilization of defect tracking and version control systems

  • Analyze processes and recommend standardization solutions

  • Work with engineering to develop installation scripts and programs for installation of products

  • Work with project teams to determine an appropriate build schedule and then initiate the build and packaging process

  • Compile and assemble software from source code

  • Support developers for software package registry and delivery

  • Work with development engineers to correct build errors

  • Lead CM process audits of libraries, data

  • Contribute to Functional Configuration Audits (FCA)

  • Contribute to or lead Physical Configuration Audits (PCA)

  • Coordinate change and release ensuring approval requirements are met and implementation is managed

  • Act as the primary point of contact for program technical data, integrating with program teams to coordinate data deliveries in accordance with program requirements

  • Perform status accounting and reporting as required

  • Ensure standards for quality are maintained and content creators follow data identification, marking, review and release procedures

  • Implement process improvements across the CM discipline

  • Execute planned program activities in accordance with standard procedures

  • Analyze requirements, provide costing to proposal efforts and document CM planning

  • Proactively identify data errors and ensure accuracy

  • Interface professionally internally and externally

  • Perform data entry, manipulating/analyzing data as required

  • Proactively defines and implements tasks for self and others

  • May lead a small project team

  • May train or mentor junior team members

  • May be responsible for resource planning and scheduling

Compensation Range: $75,800-$94,800

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline

  • 8+ years experience working in a formal CM environment. 


  • MA/MS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mechanical Engineering, or related Technical discipline

  • 6+ years experience 

Required Skills:

  • Proven Configuration and Data Management experience

  • Demonstrated drive to research, identify and adopt innovative solutions

  • Demonstrated capability of employing metrics to identify opportunities for improvement

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to collaborate across disciplines and organizations

  • Capable of working without direct guidance or direction

  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities

  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat or equivalent

Desired Skills:

  • Configuration Management Certification (preferred)

  • Experience with Enovia, 3DExperience, Teamcenter or other Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems

  • Experience using the Atlassian JIRA/Confluence/Crucible tool sets

  • Experience with Unix, and/or Linux

  • Experience with Subversion (SVN)

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 19,000 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 eight 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.