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Saab Global
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Senior Systems Engineer - FAA Enterprise Information Architect

Home Office, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 November 2023

Job Description:

Saab Inc. is currently searching for self-motivated and experienced Senior Systems Engineers to conduct requirements and functional analysis, systems integration and test methodologies for Java Services technology to support the nation-wide Federal Aviation Administration Enterprise Network Services (FENS) infrastructure transformation program.


This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work on leading-edge technologies to build and deliver a dynamic, highly available and secure information management system for the Next Generation Air Transportation System.  As a Senior Systems Engineer on the team, you will have the chance to work with a diverse group of internal and external team members, spanning numerous disciplines and all experience levels.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the design, architecture, planning, support and any other technological duties associated with the JAVA Message Brokering environment

  • Participate in high level technical concepts spanning technology and business

  • Perform analysis of messaging / integration requirements and associated hardware requirements to determine solutions and customizations

  • Provides the strategy and design to build utilities and automation for middleware messaging / integration tasks required for Tech Refresh projects, BCP, installations, configurations, upgrades and testing

  • Configuring ActiveMQ, Solace, Weblogic from an infrastructure perspective, including performance monitoring, integration functions, delivery status and network management

  • Configuring adaptors from an application connectivity perspective

  • Handling Messaging features and functions typically used by applications, including ack/nak, recovery and error handling

  • Installs, configures, deploys and troubleshoots issues on middleware messaging for applications in a complex, multi-platform environment (z/OS, Linux, Windows); interacts and consults with development teams on technical projects and issues

  • Assures quality, security and compliance requirements are met for supported area; as well as contributing to updating and testing the business continuity plan

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or similar

  • 5+ years of technology infrastructure engineering and solutions experience, or equivalent demonstrated through one or a combination of the following: work experience, training, education

  • Must obtain FAA Position of Trust clearance

  • Demonstrated experience in either ActiveMQ, Solace Messaging, and/or Oracle WebLogic Administration

  • Demonstrated experience in either Oracle AQ, JBOSS Messaging, Open MQ/Open JMS, and/or Django

  • Messaging Middleware/Integration – Understanding of the application middleware space

  • An understanding of SOA and JMS are essential and working knowledge of AMQP, REST, JavaScript, MQTT would all be assets

  • Application Integration with Java, JavaScript, ESB/API tools and/or C /C

  • Working experience with Technologies such as Docker, Kubernetes, PaaS platforms

  • Experience with Oracle Fusion Middleware (WebLogic), including command line management tools (WebLogic.Admin, WebLogic.Deployer, WebLogic Scripting Tool)

  • Java/J2EE, JDeveloper, SOAP, UCM, Webdav, and Content Management experience

  • Tuning and optimization of WebLogic – develop standards and tuning metrics and define thresholds

  • Diverse range of technical capabilities, including Microsoft, SQL Server, Oracle, virtualization, monitoring including APM, and Linux

  • Scripting experience including SQL, PowerShell, JSON, and Python

  • Automation and performance monitoring technologies

  • Linux experience is a must have

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

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.