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Senior Staff Software Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
29 October 2020 Apply for this job!

Job Description:

Saab Inc., Surveillance U.S. Division in East Syracuse, NY, is seeking an experienced Senior Staff Software Engineer for new, challenging programs ranging from complex, medium and long range, mobile ground radar systems to long-range naval radar systems. All new efforts will deploy bleeding edge technology to US Department of Defense (DoD) customers.

The position involves:

  • Working with the current programs of record to continue development of a common, flexible architecture that is extensible to future programs.

  • Assist in laying the framework in the form of modular blocks, allowing configuration from installation to installation.

  • Participation in technical meetings and design reviews (both internally and externally)

  • Ensuring SW team adherence to the CMMI and Surveillance U.S. SW Development process (including proper documentation and CM related activities)

  • Determine, document, and enforce methods for complying with desired software development practices (open technology requirements, safety and security, information assurance, metrics tracking, CM release plan, etc.)

  • Participation in peer/technical reviews

  • Planning for and participation in system integration.

  • Collaborating with a development team of up to 4-6 developers.

  • Ensuring consistent development practices and architecture among all developers.

Skills and Experience:


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering discipline (or similar)

  • 15+ years of software development/architecture experience

  • 5+ years of team or project leadership experience

  • Experience in C/C++ software development, with specific experience with the following:

    • Static and dynamic code analysis

    • Development in a POSIX/Linux environment

    • Strong skills in architecture and Class Frameworks

  • UML modeling tools for software design

  • Experience developing software under CERT and CWE standards

  • Must have or be able to obtain a SECRET security clearance

Desired Experience:

  • With software development in a Linux environment

  • Developing software for radar applications

  • With CORBA and DDS

  • With middleware such as ACE+TAO, BOOST

  • Using GoogleTest/GoogleMock unit test framework

  • With Klocwork, Coverity and SonarQube code analysis tools

  • Using Subversion (SVN) for configuration management.

  • Using the Atlassian JIRA/Confluence/Crucible tool sets

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. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a 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.