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Senior Systems Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
31 January 2022
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Job Description:

Saab is seeking a Senior Radar 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.  The ideal candidate is looking for an opportunity to grow their expertise and technical skills, has intense intellectual curiosity and a desire to study, understand and apply emerging radar technologies.

The Senior Systems Engineer will 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:

  • Execute system trade studies, design, development, prototype and integrate advanced digital radar solutions working with a team of product development, technologists and manufacturing personnel responsible for business development and program execution.

  • Design responsibilities include system, power system management, cooling and signal processing architectures.

  • Support technical proposal preparation for future programs.

  • Collaborate across the functional organizations within Saab in the U.S. and across the global corporation.

  • Support internal Saab investment systems and technology development that align to the digital AESA radar product line development.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in appropriate engineering or scientific discipline is required. Master's or PhD is preferred.

  • 8+ years of professional experience is required.

  • Experience working with Department of Defense (DoD) customers, specifically S&T and system development communities.

  • Demonstrated research experience with an emphasis on technologies applicable to Advanced Radar Systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply cutting edge technologies to system prototypes and ultimately to tactical systems.

  • Experience with the DoD architectural framework and design guidance for radar systems and systems engineering processes.

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with industry and academic partners.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to effectively communicate to senior leadership within the company, customer and academic communities.

  • Strong analysis skills and abilities.

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.