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Saab Global
Installation in HQ

Systems Engineer - Air Traffic Management

Melbourne, Australia
Closing date: 8 August 2024

The role

The System Engineer – Air Traffic Management (ATM) will contribute to the ATM engineering team in the tender, execution and delivery phases of ATM projects. They will act as the interface between ATM product design authority system developers, Saab-internal project and support teams, and the customer, in order to deliver product improvements and project-specific tasks.

They will undertake requirements analysis, develop requirement specifications, and participate in the design and validation of new solutions. To be successful in this role, they will be highly motivated, think critically to solve problems, and have a keen interest in technical and complex software systems, and at least 5 years' software systems engineering experience in the ATM domain.

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Contribute to the realisation of ATM projects
  • Map customer requirements to system solutions based on Saab’s ATM product portfolio
  • Coordinate with product software development and parameterisation teams to specify, design, develop and verify customer-specific solutions
  • Develop external interface specifications, system design documents and acceptance test documents
  • Present at customer requirements reviews and design reviews
  • Configure, integrate and test the system in factory and on site.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Air Traffic Management domain expertise
  • In-depth knowledge of network, network security, XML and Linux
  • Knowledge of virtualisation technologies
  • Test and validation of software
  • The system engineering process, including requirements management, system design, integration, test and validation
  • High-level requirements derivation, system design and implementation
  • Reviewing and interpreting specifications, interface documentation, drawings and estimates
  • Complex technical issues and manage them within project cost, time and quality constraints.
  • Writing clear and precise technical reports
  • Well-developed verbal communication skills and the ability to work with others in a team environment
  • Whole of capability/systems issues, such as safety, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), cybersecurity and supportability

Applicants must be Australian citizens and be able to obtain and retain a baseline security clearance.

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.