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Senior Staff Specialty Engineer, Product Safety

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
30 November 2022
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Job Description:

Belong with Purpose!

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

Make an immediate impact by collaborating with Systems Engineering and Integration & Test to support development of complex electronic surveillance systems for commercial and government customers. This role is critical to successfully developing products and executing projects to achieve Saab’s vision – It’s a human right to feel safe. 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 our East Syracuse, NY, office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in architectural trade studies, system modeling and budgeting, and design and requirements capture to improve system safety

  • Leading, performing, and maintaining system safety analyses throughout the product lifecycle.

  • Creating and maintaining safety-related product documentation baselines for each project, product, and system variant.

  • Identifying applicable codes & standards to ensure safety, and recommend design features and/or test methods to assure compliance.

  • Participating in issue reporting and configuration change processes to investigate system anomalies, recommend actions, and assess changes.

  • Communicating findings to internal and external customers through reports and presentations.

  • Coordinating with technical leads to ensure technical, cost, and schedule performance is achieved while maintain acceptable levels of risk.

  • Developing and making continuous improvement to Saab, Inc.’s safety design processes.

  • Mentoring and leading junior engineers throughout the organization.

  • Supporting technical and cost proposal preparation for future programs.

  • Collaborating across functional and business organizations within Saab, Inc., in the U.S. and throughout 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 (e.g., aerospace, defense/military, medical, transportation, nuclear, etc.)

    • Demonstrated proficiency with safety analysis methods such as functional hazard analysis, failure modes and effects analysis, and fault tree analysis

    • Proven experience applying safety principles to radar, surveillance systems, or other software-intensive electro-mechanical systems

    • Practiced in MIL-STD-882 system safety practices

    • Familiar with MIL-STD-1472 human engineering standards

    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to form productive relationships in a team environment

    • Excellent written and oral communications skills

    • Demonstrated ability to lead junior safety engineers

    • Strong self-motivated work ethic with superior time management for supporting multiple simultaneous projects

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


    • Advanced degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related discipline

    • Experience with Eurocontrol, FAA, or other air traffic management safety methodologies, procedures, operations, and systems

    • Experience with IEEE 1633, DO-278A/ED-109A, or other software safety standards

    • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and related tools

    • Experience working with government customers and particularly the U.S. DoD procurement and acquisition environment

    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, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) 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.