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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Software Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 June 2024

Job Description:

Your Role:

Do you want to work on a dynamic team of dedicated, enthusiastic employees with a reputation for integrity, quality, excellence, and teamwork?  Then this is the job for you. Saab currently has a need for Database Engineer in our East Syracuse, NY office.

You will be working alongside our System Engineers, other Software Engineers, and Test Engineers as they work toward improving applications that are used by our customers.

We are looking for a Database Engineer with an interest in all aspects of the software development lifecycle from design through deployment and maintenance.

Your focus would be managing the database design, implementation, and migration of the database, along with helping to investigate issues with our production systems.  The ideal candidate would also be able to participate in software creation and design.

What you will be a part of:

At Saab, Inc., we constantly look ahead and push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

We provide airport surface efficiency systems and are dedicated to creating aviation systems that enable safe, predictable, and efficient operations. We deliver innovative solutions to Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), airports and airlines at over 100 locations in more than 45 countries. As a global leading partner and provider of proven ATM solutions, we transform operations, turning innovative ideas into reality and supporting stakeholders from solution conception through long-term support.

Compensation Range: $108,000-$137,700

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:

Required Skills:

  • Strong Relational database experience with PostgreSQL.

  • Strong Database setup, design, and optimization skills, including table partitioning, index management and memory settings.

  • Strong SQL and Query optimization skills.

  • Strong LINUX environment skills including command line and scripting tools.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Java programming skills.

  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design Skills.

  • Experience with Integrated Development Environments (e.g, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA).

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must be able to work in a dynamic team environment.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with database warehouse setup, ETL and reporting environments.

  • Experience with Flyway database versioning tool, or related.

  • Experience with automated build systems (e.g. Gradle, Jenkins, Subversion and Git).

  • Experience with unit test frameworks (e.g. Junit).

  • Experience with software Design Patterns.

  • Experience using UML.

  • Aviation and Defense systems background/domain interest.

Recommended Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in computer science, software engineering or related discipline.

  • 4+ years of related experience required.

As a condition of employment, candidates may be required to participate in a background investigation and/or successfully demonstrate eligibility to receive applicable Government security clearance(s).

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.