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Saab Global

Software Engineer

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date: 27 June 2024

The role

As part of our Naval Combat Systems group, the Software Engineer will be responsible for the specification, design, development, documentation and testing plus maintenance of software components within Saab.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Participate in the development and maintenance of software components and associated simulators.
  • Develop an understanding of the operational use of the associated system under development.
  • Participate in the specification of software components.
  • Design, implementation and testing of software components to meet the specified requirements.
  • Produce all artefacts required for deliverables and internal reviews.
  • Participate in reviews of software and documentation as required.
  • Provide technical guidance to junior software engineers.
  • Identify and prioritise tasks in consultation with the Team Leader.

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office and 9 day fortnight will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Knowledge about contemporary software development standards, principles and best practices.
  • Experience in:
    • Writing software requirements for software components within software intensive systems.
    • Designing, developing and testing software components within software intensive systems.
    • Defect resolution of legacy software components within software intensive systems.
    • Working within a team environment.
    • At least one of the following languages, Java and/or Ada
  • Well-developed communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Well-developed ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Well-developed problem solving skills and the ability to develop creative and innovative solutions.
  • Broad understanding of technology and technology trends.

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants will be required to hold an Australian Defence Security Clearance to NV1 level or have the ability to gain one.

About us

Saab Australia is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 30 years in Australia, we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges.

From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.

Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose!

Culture and benefits

We employ over 1000 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience.

By joining Saab, you’ll be a part of a collaborative and supportive organisation, where your professional growth and work-life balance are emphasised.  You’ll work within an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

As a valued team member of Saab Australia, you’ll access a variety of perks and benefits to support you and your family including:

  • 6 weeks paid leave each year
  • 13% Superannuation
  • Free Income Protection Insurance
  • Flexible working options
  • Access to the Saab shares matching scheme
  • Access to MySaab; our online store offering everything from cash back at hundreds of stores to discounts from exclusive partners

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Click ‘Apply’ to submit your CV and cover letter in support of your application. You may contact our careers team at for a copy of the full position description. Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and in exceptional circumstances, the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. We encourage applications as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

By submitting an application to Saab, you consent to undertaking workforce screening activities including, but not limited to:  reference checks, Australian Federal Police check, verification of working rights and qualifications, sanctions screening and a pre-employment medical declaration.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.