Senior Staff Systems Engineer (Science & Technology Programs)
Saab is seeking a Senior Staff (Lead) Systems Engineer to help advance our Digital AESA systems capabilities in the U.S, and become an integral part of the team that provides engineering customer solutions within the maritime and ground based radar domains. While this position reports to the Systems Engineering team in East Syracuse, NY, the location of this position is flexible for a highly qualified candidate to work remotely in the U.S. The ideal candidate is looking for an opportunity to utilize their expertise and technical skills, has has an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to build the foundations of this critical competency in the U.S. They must also have an understanding of the customer requirements and how to translate them into system solutions.
The Senior Staff Systems Engineer will lead the design, development, prototyping of Digital AESA solutions using models and simulations and engineering best practices in support of the U.S. radar development and modernization. Saab’s focus in the U.S. is to develop elemental digital beamformed radar solutions for the DoD and Civil radar markets, leveraging existing Saab Corp technology development in Digital AESA, sensor technologies. This role is crucial to bringing the capabilities needed by our customers, establishing and advancing Saab’s position in the market.
Responsibilities will include:
Lead the system trades, design, development, prototyping and production of advanced digital radar solutions working with a team of product development, technologists and manufacturing personnel responsible for business development and program execution.
Serve as the face of the organization to external customers for Science and Technology (S&T) and development programs.
Design responsibilities include system, power system management, cooling and signal processing architectures.
Support contract negotiation, coordinate technical proposal preparation future programs.
Collaborate across the functional organizations within Saab in the U.S. and across the global corporation.
Lead internal Saab investment systems and technology development that align to the digital AESA radar product line development.
Work with supply chain management regarding forging strategic supplier relationships with commercial entities as well as university research organizations.
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in appropriate engineering or scientific discipline is required. Master's or PhD is preferred.
10+ years of professional experience is required.
Demonstrated proficiency in conducting technical research.
Experience working with Department of Defense (DoD) customers, specifically S&T and system development communities.
Proven project leadership with Advanced Radar Systems.
Demonstrated responsibility for program execution and product development strategies, leading teams in the aerospace and defense industry.
Previously demonstrated leadership management skills with cross functional experience.
Strong business acumen and proven customer relationship management skills.
Demonstrated ability to interact and influence suppliers, customer, key stakeholders (internal and external to the organization).
Experience with the DoD architectural framework and design guidance for radar systems and systems engineering processes.
Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to effectively communicate to senior leadership within the company, customer and academic communities.
Strong analysis skills and abilities.
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.
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.