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Saab Global
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Senior Staff Lead Integration & Test Engineer (Air Traffic Management)

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

Job Description:

Saab Inc.’s Surveillance U.S. Division is seeking a Senior Staff Integration and Test Engineer to lead a key development program at our Headquarter facility in East Syracuse, NY.

Make an immediate impact by supporting the surveillance systems that encompass all forms of detecting and tracking aircraft while in flight and on the surface of airports, including radar, multilateration, and Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast.  Saab, Inc. specializes in the design and deployment of these solutions, the development of integrated surveillance systems, and the fusion and display of the information each creates.  As a member of the team, not only will you have the opportunity to lead the integration and testing of these products for deployment to customers within the U.S., you will also learn the ins and outs of the products for career development.  The location of this position is flexible, depending on a candidate’s experience, with the ability to either work remotely (within the Northeast region) or onsite in the East Syracuse, NY office.

Responsibilities and development opportunities include:

  • Leading Integration & Test program planning and execution for verification and validation activities

  • Support Earned Value Management and schedule development

  • Developing and executing complex software and/or hardware test plans and procedures for system level testing

  • Leading complex integration activities and development of test environments and tools

  • Leading internal and external customers on technical and programmatic issues

  • Leading technical reviews and status meetings

  • Performing data analysis, preparing test briefings, and writing test reports

  • Working in accordance with standard operating procedures

  • Identifying the interdependencies of products and programs and planning integration and test events accordingly

  • Providing mentoring, technical guidance, and coaching for less-experienced engineers

  • Collaborating with SMEs to understand customer requirements and establishing test criteria

  • Contributing to the adoption of new design and development approaches to improve overall quality, reliability and speed of implementation

  • Responsible for several components of a project or a complex component of a larger project

This role is mostly software-focused, though there may be tasks involving electronics and RF equipment.

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 and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics. Master's degree is a plus.

  • 15+ years in a technical environment, primarily in a Test Engineering role.

  • Experience leading Developmental Test and Evaluation, Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), and Site Acceptance Testing (SAT)

  • Proven background in software-based system integration & test activities.

  • Previously demonstrated leadership skills with cross functional experience.

  • Experience with testing a cloud service architecture

  • Experience with Cloud Technologies, Kubernetes, Micro services, Docker, Cloud Storage, Cloud Networking, Python, Java, and/or C++.

  • Proven experience in functional and performance testing.

  • Experience in MATLAB for tool development/systems analysis.

  • Understanding of the use of configuration management, quality assurance, requirement management systems, and automatic testing tools.

  • Ability to independently and effectively interact with all stakeholders (internal/external) on technical issues.

  • Experience with providing cost-effective estimates for schedule, labor, and equipment required to cover integration and test activities of the team.

  • Understand the need for control, repeatability, and risk management and act accordingly and proactively.

  • Excellent presentation skills to enable integration and test related material, and effectively communicate in a group environment.

  • Ability to effectively multi-task and work well in a fast-paced environment.

  • Attention to detail and an analytical eye for noticing inconsistencies and an innovative passion for reconciling them.

  • Possess strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, must be able to interface respectfully with co-workers, customers, vendors, and subcontractors.

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

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.