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Saab Global

Senior Software Engineer

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 2 May 2024

The role

The 9LV Combat Management System (CMS) is currently operational on both the ANZAC and LHD platforms and development is ongoing on a number of other platforms within the Royal Australian Navy and for a range of international customers.

Within this context, the Senior Software Engineer’s main focus will be on the specification, design, development, documentation and testing of software components within the Tactical sub-systems of the 9LV CMS (e.g. routes, patterns, figures, track identification and classification). The Senior Software Engineer is also expected to support their team with the development and maintenance of other software systems that their team is responsible for.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Participate in the development and maintenance of software components and associated simulators
  • Develop an understanding of the operational use of the associate system under development
  • Produce all artefacts required for deliverables and internal reviews
  • Participate in reviews of software and documentation as required
  • Perform integration and testing of software as required
  • Participate in the generation of estimates for future software deliveries as required

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office and 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Experience in writing software requirements for software components within software intensive systems
  • Experience in designing software components using a number of formal design methodologies, within software intensive systems
  • Experience in developing and testing enterprise quality software in Java within software intensive systems
  • Experience in developing software for real-time and/or surveillance systems
  • Knowledge of contemporary software development standards, principles and best practices
  • Experience with the products, development environment, and the tools used to develop and support software

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an NV1 clearance.

About us

Saab Australia is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 30 years in Australia, we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges.

From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.

Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose!

Culture and benefits

We employ over 900 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience.

By joining Saab, you’ll be a part of a collaborative and supportive organisation, where your professional growth and work-life balance are emphasised.  You’ll work within an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

As a valued team member of Saab Australia, you’ll access a variety of perks and benefits to support you and your family including:

  • 6 weeks paid leave each year
  • 13% Superannuation
  • Free Income Protection Insurance
  • Flexible working options
  • Access to the Saab shares matching scheme
  • Access to MySaab; our online store offering everything from cash back at hundreds of stores to discounts from exclusive partners

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Click ‘Apply’ to submit your CV and cover letter in support of your application. You may contact our careers team at for a copy of the full position description. Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and in exceptional circumstances, the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. We encourage applications as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

By submitting an application to Saab, you consent to undertaking workforce screening activities including, but not limited to:  reference checks, Australian Federal Police check, verification of working rights and qualifications, sanctions screening and a pre-employment medical declaration.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.