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Space Domain - Engineering Opportunities

Adelaide, Australia
Closing date
30 September 2021
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About us

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

From combat, communications and security 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 team and deliver solutions with purpose.

The roles

As a fast paced and dynamic organisation, Saab Australia is always looking to grow its core business areas and explore emerging domains of interest. Building on a series of recent Space related activities, Saab Australia is establishing a small, dedicated team within the Chief Engineer Group dedicated to our pursuit of Space domain opportunities. The roles associated with this team include:

Space Domain - Subject Matter Expert:

Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing senior systems engineer expert advice and guidance in the pursuit/conduct of Space related activities
  • Providing technical advice/support to projects or business activities requiring specialist Space domain expertise
  • Leading the capture of new Space related work and support the business winning organisation in the pursuit of new business
  • Supporting the Sales team as a domain technical expert within the space industry

Skills/experience required include:

  • Technical leadership in the Space domain
  • Application of the full systems engineering lifecycle and common guiding standards
  • Experience in large scale projects involving multi-disciplinary engineering teams
  • A tertiary qualification in a related engineering discipline (desirable)

Space Domain - Team Leader

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supervising and provide technical advice to delivery teams
  • Planning and managing the development of the team’s software products
  • Supporting the bids and proposals process in the pursuit of business growth opportunities
  • Representing Saab Australia as a technical lead within the space industry and customer community

Skills/experience required include:

  • The full software engineering lifecycle
  • Large scale projects involving multi-disciplinary engineering teams
  • Coaching and mentoring across engineering team
  • Development of technical solutions and strategies to support the development of technical proposals
  • A tertiary qualification in software engineering, computer science or related technical discipline (desirable)

Space Domain - Software Engineers x 2:

Key responsibilities include:

  • Specifying, designing, developing, documenting, testing and maintaining Space related software components
  • Conducting ‘hands on’ activities in the execution of Space related projects or external technical activities
  • Representing Saab Australia as an engineer within the space industry and customer community

Skills/experience required include:

  • Broad experience in an area applicable to the Space domain
  • Software engineering lifecycle and common guiding standards
  • Writing requirements, designing, developing and testing software components within complex systems
  • Projects involving multi-disciplinary engineering teams
  • A tertiary qualification in software engineering, computer science or related technical discipline (desirable)

As part of the Chief Engineer Group’s Engineering team, the Space team members may also be asked to support broader business activities, including those outside of the Space domain, where capacity allows. However, delivery of Space related outcomes will be the primary focus of this team.

Applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain a NV1 defence clearance.

Culture and benefits

We employ over 500 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.

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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.