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Saab Global
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Senior Staff Electrical Engineer

Quincy, Massachusetts, United States of America
Closing date: 31 December 2023

Job Description:

Saab Inc., Autonomous and Undersea Systems division is seeking innovative and experienced Senior Staff Electrical Engineers to guide others on technical teams in capturing, understanding, and implementing product electrical requirements for autonomous Unmanned Surface/Underwater Vehicles (aUSVs/aUUVs, AUVs) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). This position will sit in our Quincy, MA facility.

    Position Responsibilities:

    • Ability to apply advanced design and analysis 

    • Understanding the product development life cycle 

    • Ability to generate complete design documentation and perform design reviews 

    • Ability to apply industry accepted design methods and practices, including design choices/tradeoffs, test data and requirement/specification changes 

    • Ability to develop a design utilizing the appropriate CAD tools 

    • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively (written and verbal) 

    • Using problem solving skills and analytical thinking 

    • Understanding applicable company products and technologies 

    • Ability to estimate efforts for own tasks 

    • Ability to apply Design for Manufacturability and Design for Test 

    • Ability to create methods and procedures for problem solving and test 

    • Planning and organizational skills for team tasks/projects 

    • Understanding applicable processes and procedures and is involved in the process improvement efforts 

    • Ability to derive and/or create work instructions 

    • Ability to derive design requirements and provide input to system requirements 

    • Ability to present design and/or test content and results to customers (internal or external) 

    • Ability to estimate level of effort and associated costs used in Basis of Estimate (BoE) and project scheduling 

    • Ability to provide mentoring and technical guidance/coaching to others 

    Compensation Range: $129,600-$165,200

    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:

    Position Requirements:

    • BA/BS degree in an engineering discipline or related discipline 
    • 15+ years' experience


    • MA/MS degree in an engineering discipline or related discipline 

    • 13+ years' experience 


    • PhD degree in an engineering discipline or related discipline 

    • 11+ years' experience 


    • Prior experience with DoD or with U.S. government customers is highly desirable.

    • Experience developing hardware for Naval and Marine applications.

    • Familiarity with Military Standards, ruggedized equipment design, and environmental test requirements.

    • Knowledge of power conversion, efficiency. and budgeting

    • Extensive familiarity with the design and development of autonomous surface and underwater systems.

    • Experience modeling and designing electro-mechanical systems for undersea applications

    • Experience with Altium, MATLAB (analysis and MBSE), and DOORS

    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.