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Senior Systems Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
31 May 2021
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Job Description:

Saab in East Syracuse, NY is currently seeking a Senior Systems Engineer to assist in requirements analysis, data modeling, anomaly investigation and solution recommendations for the Technical Refresh of the FAA’s Surface Surveillance Systems. These systems include the Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE-X), Airport Surface Surveillance Capabilities (ASSC), Multilateration Systems, ADS-B and Hi-Definition cameras at air traffic control towers. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to work on a cutting edge system that directly impacts the majority of flights in the U.S. As a Senior System Engineer on the team, you will have the chance to work hands-on with a diverse group of internal and external team members, spanning numerous disciplines and all experience levels.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Decompose stakeholder needs into system level requirements, perform functional analysis and allocate requirements to lower level system software elements.

  • Generate system/software requirements to assure implementation.

  • Develop system software algorithm designs based on analysis and modeling methodologies.

  • Develop system/software integration and test methods.

  • Conduct data modeling, anomaly investigation and analysis.

  • Conduct and support system/software integration in laboratory and operational environments.

  • Conduct alternatives analysis and proposing solutions in support of stakeholder change requests.

  • Participate in technical reviews and status meetings.

  • Collaborate and communicate with internal and external stakeholders.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics or related discipline.

  • 8+ years of relevant experience, preferably in the domain of air traffic control, airline ramp control or airport surveillance.

  • Ability to develop system architectures and configurations that meet customer needs.

  • Ability to specify interfaces including physical characteristics, electrical characteristics and communication protocols.

  • Ability to perform basic data analysis and trade studies.

  • Experience with Microsoft office including Word, Excel, Visio and Power Point are required, Microsoft Project is desired.

  • Familiarity with integration and test techniques.

  • Experience with FAA or other U.S. government customers is highly desirable.

  • Experience with MATLAB, and 2D/3D CAD (Autodesk Fusion, Solidworks, etc) is desirable.

  • The ability and willingness to support all phases of programs from concept development through final acceptance is required. This will often include on-site support for surveys, installation, configuration, integration, optimization and acceptance testing.

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.

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.