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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Staff Integration and Test Engineer

San Diego, California, United States of America
Closing date: 14 September 2024

Job Description:

Saab is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Staff Radar Integration and Test Engineer to join our team in development of complex radar systems. The successful candidate will participate in integration and test activities in support of radar development for airborne radar solutions.  This position will require a 6-month international assignment in Gothenburg, Sweden followed by a 6-month domestic assignment in San Diego, CA.

Specific Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Assembly, installation, integration, and testing of airborne radar

  • Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of system level requirements for assigned systems and the design features that satisfy these requirements.

  • Developing integration and verification strategies for subsystems and systems.

  • Identify, procure, and validate test environments & tools as necessary.

  • Develop integration & verification plans and procedures and conduct verification activities in accordance with these procedures.

  • Utilize automated test methodologies to design and implement test automation framework and automated tests, working with software engineers during process.

  • Write verification analysis reports documenting the results of verification activities.

  • Demonstrate expertise in troubleshooting, problem decomposition, root cause analysis and risk analysis.

  • Investigate system anomalies and recommend actions to resolve these anomalies.

  • Work within cross-functional teams that include systems, software, electrical, mechanical, test, and production engineers.

  • Interact with external customers and suppliers as a face of Saab for development and IRAD programs.

  • Collaborate across the functional organizations within Saab in the U.S. and across the global corporation.

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:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related discipline is required.

  • 12+ years of related Systems Engineering, Integration and Test experience in a technical/engineering environment.

  • Experience with leading assembly, integration and test of complex radar systems, preferably in airborne domain.

  • Demonstrated expertise in any of the following domains: system concept trade studies, operational analysis, feasibility analysis, system performance measures of effectiveness analysis.

  • Understanding of integration of radar hardware and software

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build effective working relationships in team environment.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, able to effectively communicate to senior leadership, customers, and academic communities.

  • Strong work ethic and self-motivation

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Hold or be able to obtain U.S. DoD SECRET security clearance.


  • Master’s in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related discipline is required

  • Recognized as the prime technical contact on a project that had demonstrated customer engagement experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop advanced technical ideas and see them through development of a product.

  • Expertise working with LabView and MatLab.

  • Significant technical contribution in RF

  • Experience with digital receiver architecture and digital signal processing techniques. 

  • Familiarity with open architectures (e.g. Modular Open System Architecture).

  • Experience with EM/RF design software (ADS, Microwave Office, HFSS , CST, Genesys).

  • Understanding of Cost Accounting and Earned Value

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.