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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Senior Staff Software Engineer

Home Office, District of Columbia, United States of America
Closing date: 31 May 2023

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Staff Software Engineer, to join our Common Radar Utilities team.  Be part of a team that is responsible for improving and further extending the C++ framework of over 100 reusable components.  Together, these components are used to build up all radar analysis, processing and controlling software to create the latest state-of-the-art radar products.  Collaborate with Systems and Software engineers using the latest agile scrum methodologies to manage responsibilities in a dynamic, challenging, and exciting environment.  All of Saab’s defense surveillance equipment is being developed using this framework, so you will have the opportunity to be part of a foundation of all the newest and most important projects and programs.  To be successful you will have a strong technical background while being able to tackle problems in all phases of the development lifecycle, specification, design, implementation and testing.  Experience in object-oriented design, using UML and Modeling experience using SysML is a plus.  Adherence to design and development processes including design documentation and code reviews is also expected. 

The position involves:

  • Collaborating with an agile scrum team (4-8 people, sw, systems, test) to extend and apply the existing C++ common software architecture to new surveillance programs.

  • Lifecycle involvement with system software development from requirements, design, implementation and integration.

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

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

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

  • Planning for and participation in system integration.

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:

  • Software development in a Linux environment

  • Developing software for radar applications

  • DDS distributed messaging systems

  • Middleware such as ACE+TAO, BOOST

  • Using GoogleTest/GoogleMock unit test framework

  • Code analysis tools such as Klocwork, Coverity and/or SonarQube

  • Using Subversion (SVN) for configuration management.

  • Using the Atlassian JIRA/Confluence/Crucible tool sets

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 18,000 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 seven 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.