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Senior Staff Software Engineer

Home Office, Virginia, United States of America
Closing date: 28 February 2023

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Staff Software Engineer.

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.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen and (ii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).


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, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

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.