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Senior Integration & Test Engineer for FAA Programs

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

Saab ATM has an opening for a Senior Integration & Test Engineer in its FAA Programs Surveillance Division in East Syracuse, NY.  The business encompasses all forms of detecting and tracking aircraft while in flight and on the surface of airports, including radar, multilateration, and Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast.  Saab Sensis specializes in the design and deployment of these solutions, the development of integrated surveillance systems, and the fusion and display of the information each creates.  As a member of the team, you will support the integration and testing of these products for deployment to the FAA.

Note that this is NOT an aerospace or avionics engineering position.  Work is mostly software-focused, though there may be tasks involving electronics and RF equipment.

Responsibilities and learning opportunities may include:

  • Discovering, investigating, and solving problems

  • Planning and leading verification and validation activities

  • Developing, documenting, and executing test approaches and procedures for hardware, software, and system level testing

  • Conducting and supporting system integration in a lab environment and an operational environment

  • Assisting in hardware and software troubleshooting

  • Generating and investigating problem reports

  • Leading technical reviews and status meetings

  • Conducting engineering dry runs, formal testing, and regression testing

  • Creating test scenarios using various simulators

  • Performing data analysis, preparing test briefings, and writing test reports

  • Working in accordance with standard operating procedures

  • Identifying the interdependencies of products and programs and planning integration and test events accordingly

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

  • Collaborating with proposal team to understand customer requirements and participating in the proposal process

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

  • Responsible for several components of a project or a complex component of a larger project

  • Interacting with internal and external customers on technical and programmatic issues

Skills and Experience:

  • BS from an accredited degree program, with a major in an engineering discipline, computer science, physics, or mathematics and 8+ years’ experience in a technical environment.

To be successful, you should:

  • Be self-motivated, energetic, tenacious, well-organized, flexible, and thorough

  • Have an analytical eye for noticing inconsistencies and an innovative passion for reconciling them

  • Display well-developed problem-solving and analytical skills

  • Possess high standards of quality and attention to detail

  • Demonstrate clear, concise, and correct written and oral communication, including grammar, spelling, and composition

  • Demonstrate multitasking and time management skills

  • Learn quickly

  • Possess strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, particularly with respect to advocacy and negotiation

  • Interface respectfully with co-workers, customers, vendors, and subcontractors

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

  • Handle responsibility well and act on constructive feedback

Required Professional Skills:

  • Comfortable in a test lab environment

  • Experience with Microsoft tools and Microsoft Windows applications

  • Ability to manage a dynamic workload in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience with software, hardware, and system test methodologies

  • Experience with software, hardware, and system integration activities

  • Experience in functional and performance testing

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

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

  • 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

  • Experience with utilizing presentation skills to enable integration and test related material to be effectively communicated in a group environment

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

Desired Technical Skills:

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

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

  • Experience using MATLAB for tool development/systems analysis

  • Experience with TCP/IP networking and protocols

  • Familiarity with Unix, and/or Linux

  • 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

  • Understanding business objectives and opportunities to influence/impact

  • Experience leading a small (2-7) team of engineers

Saab ATM provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, work/life balance, business-casual atmosphere, paid holidays, cafeteria and a fitness facility.

As a Federal Contractor for the United States, Saab Sensis is an E-Verify participant and applicants must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background check that will include, at the minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.  Candidates may also be required to participate in a security related (SF85) background investigation/inquiry.

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.