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Saab Global
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Senior Systems Engineer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date: 30 April 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking an experienced and motivated Senior Systems Engineer to join our Systems Engineering, Integration & Test team to lead 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 either work onsite at our East Syracuse, NY, office or remotely support the development activities there. Hardware and software integration activities may require extended periods where the candidate will need to be onsite.

Responsibilities include:

  • Technical development of a suite of commercial software intensive products which provide air traffic control situational awareness in the airport surface environment.

  • Providing technical oversight for a product engineering team supporting new and existing customers throughout the world.

  • Developing and maintaining specifications and technical documentation to support customer deliverables and internal systems engineering processes.

  • Leading technical investigations for new feature development and change requests from both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Coordinating with product development management to ensure technical, cost, and schedule performance is achieved while maintaining acceptable levels of risk.

  • Mentoring and leading junior engineers within your team and throughout the organization.

  • Supporting technical and cost proposal preparation for future programs.

  • International travel may be required, less than 15%.

Compensation Range: $108,000-$137,700

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:


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

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in safety critical or mission critical industries (e.g., aerospace, defense/military, medical, transportation, nuclear, etc.)

  • Demonstrated proficiency with development of safety-critical software systems

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

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and grow junior engineers


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

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

  • Experience with sensor data processing including position estimation, sensor fusion, and/or air traffic data processing

  • Experience with user experience design, particularly for air traffic control purposes

  • Experience with development of server software applications, particularly in mixed Windows and Linux environments

  • Experience with networked computer systems and/or virtual machine environments

  • Experience with cybersecurity, system hardening, and/or intrusion testing

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 19,000 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 eight 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.