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Saab Global

Software Engineer (Java)

Farnborough, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 31 July 2023

Saab UK is a British company that is part of Saab Group’s global high-technology operations. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space and civil security. In the UK we bring together the best of Swedish and British innovation and engineering to provide our customers with products and solutions that push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. Our mission is to help our customers to keep people and society safe.

Our Saab UK business is going through a period of rapid growth, this means that we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK Ltd combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Across the country we have seven principle sites which focus on software engineering, underwater robotics, training services and radars. Globally we number over 19,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and we reinvest a high proportion of our earnings in internal research and development. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.

Saab is a company with opportunities, a company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility as well as good opportunities for advancing in your career. Additionally, Saab is a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.

The job:

At Saab, we are constantly looking ahead and pushing boundaries on what´s considered technically possible. Saab is expanding in the UK and we are now seeking multiple talented and highly motivated Software developers to support our radar operations at our Farnborough office.

What you will become a part of:

Business Area Surveillance offers effective solutions for surveillance, decision support and systems used to detect and deter different kinds of threats. The product portfolio includes airborne, land based and marine radar systems, systems for signal reconnaissance, command and communications systems as well as systems for leading seafaring vessels and air traffic.

You will be a part of the business unit Radar Solutions, which is responsible for the radar development and more specifically the engineering organization with headquarters in Gothenburg Sweden but based in the Farnborough office. The engineering organization consists of a number of departments where you will belong to the department Command and Control West, which is responsible for the Command and Control ground based air defence systems.

Your role at Saab:

Command and Control West are looking for software developers for a team in Farnborough. You will be a part of an agile team who together plan and organize their own work. The team is responsible for design, implementation and test of software functionality. As a member of a team, you will have influence on our technical solutions as well as our ways of working.

Your team will primary be based in Farnborough, UK but you will spend a considerable amount of training and working in Gothenburg, Sweden, especially at the beginning of your employment.

The amount of software and its complexity is rapidly increasing in our products. We need to be both smarter and faster in our problem solving. We hope that you will be one of our new key designers when it comes to taking our products to the next level.

Briefly, your tasks will be together with your team:

  • Analyze Requirements and design object oriented software
  • Develop application software in Java
  • Integration and test
  • Interaction with colleagues inside and outside your team, especially with teams located in Sweden
  • Participate in team meetings such as sprint planning, daily scrum and retrospective

Who you are today:

  • As a person you are positive, social, result oriented and a team player with a background or education within IT, programming, data science or systems engineering
  • Enjoying to work and develop in a team
  • Like cooperating with other but are capable of working individually as well
  • Experience working with application software
  • Interested in Agile ways of working
  • Good technical communication skills
  • During your employment you will handle tasks and materials that are classed as military secrecy and therefore you must have a UK or Swedish citizenship