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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Network Design and Support Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 29 September 2024

Job Description:

Saab Inc. is seeking a Senior Network Engineer to join a team that is designing, building and supporting systems that keep air-travelers safe 24/7/365 all around the world.  In this role, you will contribute to the development of diverse network solutions for our customers. Both domestic and international travel will be necessary and can involve up to 30% of your time. 


Responsibilities Include:

  • Plan and design networks that perform to both Saab specifications as well as our customers' specifications.

  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other technical disciplines including the product development teams, program deployment teams and customer support.

  • Develop ways to improve our products, documentation, ease of use, reliability, and serviceability.

  • Provide network device support to our customers with troubleshooting, device reconfiguration and replacement and technical refresh when deploying upgrades both remotely and on-site.

  • Develop high level knowledge of the products and systems for which the communication network will support. 

  • Demonstrate familiarity in Software/Operating System Configuration (primarily in a Linux environment), Network Design/Configuration and Troubleshooting.

  • Help develop tools and scripts to support various configuration and monitoring activities.

  • Working knowledge of network tools such as Wireshark and other network tools and diagnostic techniques.

  • Participate in processor and switch selection.

  • Participate in planning and organizing our work.

  • Accurately document all aspects of the networks we create and support. 

Compensation Range: $85,000-$106,200

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:

  • AAS or Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline is required.

  • 8+ years of relevant experience

  • Experience with Cisco devices and network communications protocols and Network Security.

  • CCNA and above are preferred.

  • Experience with design and configuration of wireless equipment is welcomed.

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.