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Senior Integration & Test Engineer (Air Traffic Management)

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
31 January 2022
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Job Description:

Saab's Surveillance U.S. Division in East Syracuse, NY is currently seeking a Senior Integration & Test Engineer for Surface Surveillance Systems in support of Government contracts. These systems include the Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE-X), Airport Surface Surveillance Capabilities (ASSC), comprising of Multilateration, ADS-B, Surface Movement Radars, Runway Status Lights, in addition, Digital Tower technology to support airlines, airports and air traffic control towers.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work on leading-edge technologies that directly supports the majority of flights in the U.S.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, document, and execute test approaches and procedures for hardware, software, and system level testing.

  • Discover, investigate, and solve problems.

  • Plan and lead verification and validation activities.

  • Conduct engineering dry runs, formal testing, and regression testing.

  • Perform data analysis, prepare test briefings, and write test reports.

  • Conduct and support system integration in a lab environment and an operational environment.

  • Assist in hardware and software troubleshooting.

  • Generate and investigate problem reports.

  • Lead technical reviews and status meetings.

  • Create test scenarios using various simulators

  • Work in accordance with standard operating procedures.

  • Identify the interdependencies of products and programs, and plan integration and test events accordingly.

  • Provide mentoring, technical guidance, and coaching for less-experienced engineers.

  • Collaborate with proposal team to understand customer requirements and participate in the proposal process.

  • Contribute to the adoption of new design and development approaches, to improve overall quality, reliability and speed of implementation.

  • Interact with internal and external customers on technical and programmatic issues.

Note: This is not an aerospace/avionics engineering position. Work is mostly software-focused, though there may be tasks involving electronics and RF equipment.

Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics. Master's degree is a plus.

  • 6+ years in a technical environment, primarily in a Test Engineering role.

  • Experience with software, hardware, and system test methodologies and integration activities.

  • Experience in functional and performance testing.

  • Experience in MATLAB for tool development/systems analysis.

  • Familiarity with Unix, and/or Linux.

  • Ability to write test software in embedded and Windows-based environments, particularly Labview and C/C++.

  • Understanding of the use of configuration management, quality assurance, requirement management systems, and automatic testing tools.

  • Ability to independently and effectively interact with all stakeholders (internal/external) on technical issues.

  • Ability to provide cost-effective estimates for schedule, labor, and equipment required to cover integration and test activities of the team.

  • Understand the need for control, repeatability, and risk management and act accordingly and proactively.

  • Ability to work professionally with minimal instruction and without direct guidance or direction from others.

  • Must be self-motivated, energetic, tenacious, well-organized, flexible, and thorough.

  • Excellent presentation skills to enable integration and test related material, and effectively communicate in a group environment.

  • Ability to effectively multi-task and work well in a fast-paced environment.

  • Attention to detail and an analytical eye for noticing inconsistencies and an innovative passion for reconciling them.

  • Possess strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, must be able to interface respectfully with co-workers, customers, vendors, and subcontractors.


  • Experience operating and integrating a variety of electronic test gear, including oscilloscopes, power meters, waveform generators, etc., in RF and digital test applications.

  • Experience testing RF hardware applications (analog and digital electronic circuit boards and their schematics).

  • Experience with TCP/IP networking and protocols.

  • Familiarity with DOORS and JIRA.

  • Knowledge of air traffic control products.

  • Capability to generate and review suggested improvements to integration and test process/work instructions.

  • Experience leading a small team of engineers.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).


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, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

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.