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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Configuration Management Release Professional

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 31 May 2023

Job Description:

Regardless of whether you are building a surface movement radar, a fighter jet, or engineering cyber security solutions, everyone at Saab makes a positive contribution. In a complex, unpredictable world, we all work to keep people and society safe. Saab serves the U.S. government, industry, and commercial customers with world-leading products, services and solutions including defense and civil security.

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

As a seasoned, experienced configuration management professional, you will have immediate impact developing processes, mentoring team members, and analyzing and maintaining tools that support and automate processes for hardware and software release and control.

The Senior Configuration Manager performs change management analysis and interfaces with all functions supporting programs including Program Management, Engineering, Contracts, Subcontracts, Quality, and others. You will be responsible for identifying, documenting, tracking, and submitting data deliverables; structuring and maintaining databases; and for tracking drawings, documents, 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 

  • Analyzing processes and recommend standardization solutions

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

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

  • Compiling and assembling software from source code

  • Supporting developers for software package registry and delivery

  • Work with development engineers to correct build errors

  • Lead CM processes audits of libraries, data, FCA/PCA

  • Coordinate Engineering changes 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

  • 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 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 project team

  • May be responsible for resource planning and scheduling

Skills and Experience:

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

  • 15+ years experience working in a formal Software CM environment. 


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

  • 13+ 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 

  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat or equivalent

  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities 

Desired Skills:

  • Configuration Management Certification (preferred)

  • Experience with Teamcenter or other Product Lifecycle Management 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 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.