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Software Engineer - Web Application Developer

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
30 September 2022
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Job Description:

Belong with Purpose!

Regardless of whether you are building a surface movement radar, marketing a fighter jet or engineering cyber security solutions, everyone at Saab makes a positive contribution. In a complex, unpredictable world, we all work to keep people and society safe.

Saab serves the U.S. government, industry, and commercial customers with world-leading products, services and solutions including defense and civil security.

Make an immediate impact and develop your career as a Web Application Developer.

As a member of our growing software team, you will actively participate in the architecture, design, implementation, test and integration of software that enhances our customer's abilities to model, identify, and mitigate risks to aviation operations in the National Airspace System.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering

  • 3-8 years of Software Engineering experience

  • Proficient in designing human-machine interfaces for web applications

  • Proficient in web front-end development languages and technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, D3 JS, and at least one JavaScript framework such as Ember JS (preferred), React, or Angular

  • Proficient in front-end unit test frameworks such as QUnit

  • Proficient in use of package managers such as NPM and Yarn

  • Proficient in developing single-page web applications that integrate with ReSTful web services

  • Proficient in the use of the Git source code change management tool and the Gitflow branching and merging strategy

  • Experience in Java and Kotlin development

  • Experience in developing Spring Boot applications

  • Experience with relational databases, preferably PostgreSQL

  • Strong LINUX environment skills including command line and scripting tools

  • Experience with Integrated Development Environments (e.g. VSCode, Eclipse, NetBeans, IntelliJ)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work directly with clients to elicit requirements for human-machine interface designs and to demonstrate user interface designs for feedback to improve product design and functionality

  • Strong ability to work independently and remotely in a distributed team environment; experience with collaboration tools such as WebEx, Teams, or Zoom

  • Must be able to pass a Public Trust background check

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with safety analysis methodologies such as fault tree and event tree analysis

  • Experience with cloud services such as AWS or Azure

  • Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker

  • Experience with automated build systems (e.g. Maven, Bamboo)

  • Experience with Agile methodologies

  • Aviation and Defense systems background/domain interest

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).

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.