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Senior Staff Radar Systems Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
31 December 2021
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Job Description:

Saab is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Staff Radar Systems Engineer to join our team to support research and development of complex radar systems. The successful candidate will participate in design, development, modeling, and simulation in support of the U.S. radar development and modernization. Saab is currently hiring Radar Systems Engineers to fulfill active program developments, as well as developing digital beamformed radar solutions to bring new capabilities to our customers. The location of this position is flexible; the successful candidate will have the ability to either work remotely (within the Northeast region) or onsite in the East Syracuse, NY office.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Design, develop, assemble, integrate, and test complex radar systems.

  • Perform system analysis, trade studies, simulation, modeling, performance budgeting, and design and requirements capture.

  • Design responsibilities may include system, power system management, cooling, and/or signal processing architectures.

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

  • Maintain the documentation baselines for each system variant.

  • Analyze system data to determine adequate system performance under various environmental and operational conditions.

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

  • Provide identification, assessment, and resolution of risks during program planning and execution.

  • Work with Technical Leads to ensure technical, cost, and schedule performance is achieved.

  • 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.

  • Provide mentoring and guidance to junior engineers in the organization.

  • Support technical and cost proposal preparation for future programs.

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

Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related discipline.

  • 10+ years of relevant experience in safety critical or mission critical industries (aerospace, defense/military, medical, automotive, energy / nuclear, etc.).

  • Experience with design, development, assembly, test and integration of complex ground based, shipboard, or airborne radar systems.

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

  • Experience with the DoD architectural framework and design guidance for radar systems and systems engineering processes.

  • Experience with MATLAB (or similar).

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

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, able to effectively communicate to senior leadership, customers, and academic communities.

  • Strong work ethic and self-motivation.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

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


  • Master’s or PhD degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related discipline.

  • Recognized as the prime technical contact (e.g. SME) on a project and has demonstrated direct customer engagement experience, especially in roles as an advisor to management and customers.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop advanced technological ideas and see through development to a final product.

  • Experience developing, deploying, or supporting X-band radar systems.

  • Significant technical contribution in RF hardware (receivers and transmitters), DSP design, signal collection, and/or EW programs.

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

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

  • Experience with Agile development approach.

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

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) in MagicDraw/ Cameo or similar.

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.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a drug screen and background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

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.