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Senior Fellow Systems Engineer (Digital AESA)

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
30 September 2021
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Job Description:

Saab is seeking an expert Senior Fellow Systems Engineer to help advance our Digital AESA systems capabilities in the U.S. The ideal candidate is looking for an opportunity to utilize their expert technical skills, has an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to build the foundations of this critical competency in the U.S. They must also have an understanding of the customer requirements and how to translate them into system solutions to be an integral part of the Saab team that provides engineering customer solutions within the maritime and ground based radar domains.

The Senior Fellow Systems Engineer will lead the design, development, prototyping of Digital AESA solutions using models and simulations and engineering best practices in support of the USA radar development and modernization. A key focus for Saab in the to develop elemental digital beam formed radar solutions for the DoD and Civil radar markets, leveraging existing Saab Corp technology development in Digital AESA, sensor technologies. This role is crucial to bringing the capabilities needed by our customers, establishing and advancing Saab’s position in the market.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the system trades, design, development, prototyping and production of advanced digital radar solutions working with a team of product development, technologists and manufacturing personnel responsible for business development and program execution.

  • Serve as the face of the organization to external customers for Science and Technology (S&T) and development programs.

  • Design responsibilities include system, power system management, cooling and signal processing architectures.

  • Support contract negotiation, coordinate technical proposal preparation future programs.

  • Collaborate across the functional organizations within Saab in the US and across the global corporation.

  • Lead internal Saab investment systems and technology development that align to the digital AESA radar product line development.

  • Work with supply chain management regarding forging strategic supplier relationships with commercial entities as well as university research organizations.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Math, Science or related discipline is required; Master’s degree preferred.

  • 15+ years of related professional experience is required.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in conducting technical research.

  • Experience working with Department of Defense (DoD) customers, specifically Science & Technology and system development communities.

  • Proven project leadership with Advanced Radar Systems.

  • Demonstrated responsibility for program execution and product development strategies, leading teams in the aerospace and defense industry.

  • Previously demonstrated leadership management skills with cross functional experience.

  • Strong business acumen and proven customer relationship management skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact and influence suppliers, customer, key stakeholders (internal and external to the organization).

  • Ability to communicate and make presentations to senior leadership within the company and customer communities.

  • Strong analysis skills and abilities.

  • Experience with the DoD architectural framework and design guidance for radar systems and systems engineering processes.

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.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a drug screen and background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

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.