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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Software Engineer

Home Office, Massachusetts, United States of America
Closing date: 30 June 2023

Job Description:

Saab Inc.'s newest division, Autonomous and Undersea Systems (AUS), is seeking an enthusiastic and capable Software Engineer to participate on technical teams defining, architecting, implementing, integrating, verifying, delivering, and maintaining software products and solutions for autonomous Unmanned Surface/Underwater Vehicles (USVs/UUVs/AUVs) and Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs).  


As the successful candidate for this role, you will help the Saab AUS team expand our portfolio of products, technologies, and capabilities, and in the process gain tremendous experience with unmanned maritime software and systems.  You will be part of a world-class team recognized for its technical accomplishments and vision in maritime and defense sectors.   You will be involved in solving difficult problems and delivering systems that provide needed capabilities to our customers.  Unlike many software positions, at Saab AUS you will see how your efforts contribute to the success of the deliverable system, and you may even have the chance to witness that system operated at sea.


Responsibilities include:

  • Working on projects with a multi-disciplinary team to help design, implement, unit test, document, and maintain software.

  • Writing software for Linux, Windows, and embedded platforms. 

  • Appling fundamentals and best practices of software engineering to create innovative solutions and solve challenging problems. 

  • Participating in the full software product lifecycle: development, prototyping, integration, verification, delivery, and support, as required.

  • Participating in testing, including testing at-sea, as required

  • Participating in technical reviews and status meetings.

  • Communicating with internal stakeholders.

  • Following company standard operating procedures and Quality System requirements.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline with 3+ years of relevant experience in advanced software product development, or a Master’s degree with 1+ years of similar experience.

  • Programming languages including C/C++, Python, Javascript, HTML.

  • Scripting languages including Linux/Unix Shells.

  • Integrated Development Environments including Eclipse, various GNU, Microsoft Visual Studio, and/or Arduino.

  • Version control systems including SVN, Git or CVS.

  • Software issue tracking via Bugzilla or similar

  • MSOffice including Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, Outlook

  • Demonstrated engineering aptitude and good problem-solving skills.

  • Strong written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to work both independently and engage with others, as appropriate

  • Must hold or be able to obtain U.S. DoD SECRET security clearance.

  • Ability to travel up to 25%, both international and domestic.



  • Prior experience with U.S. defense programs

  • Experience with maritime systems

  • Experience with Matlab and LabView

  • Experience developing graphical interfaces

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.

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 18,000 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 seven 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.