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Saab Global
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Systems Engineer for Product Development

Home Office, Massachusetts, United States of America
Closing date: 30 April 2024

Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking an experienced and motivated Systems Engineer to join our Systems Engineering, Integration & Test team to develop complex software-intensive surveillance systems for commercial and government customers. This role is critical to successfully developing products and executing projects to achieve Saab’s vision – It’s a human right to feel safe. The location of this position is flexible; the successful candidate will either work onsite at our East Syracuse, NY, office or remotely support the development activities there. Hardware and software integration activities may require extended periods of onsite work.

Your role:

Do you love finding creative ways to solve problems? Do you enjoy creating new things? Do you enjoy figuring out how something works and then making it better?

Saab, Inc. has an opening for a Product Development Systems Engineer in East Syracuse, NY. Our team designs, develops and improves state-of-the-art products for Air Traffic Surveillance and Air Traffic Management systems.

As a Systems Engineer, you will:

  • Perform design analysis, hands-on integration, and troubleshooting of complex, software intensive systems

  • Apply and expand your product design engineering skills

  • Define, evaluate, and maintain system and subsystem requirements

  • Support customers and our own engineers with system deployments throughout the world

  • Be a key member of multi-disciplinary engineering teams

Our products include air traffic controller display systems, multilateration systems and sensors, surface movement radar, ADS-B, GNSS, target tracking, sensor fusion, networked data interfaces, embedded and server Linux environments, IP networking, etc.

Compensation Range: $85,000-$106,200

The compensation range provided is a general guideline. When extending an offer, Saab, Inc. considers factors including (but not limited to) the role and associated responsibilities, location, and market and business considerations, as well as the candidate's work experience, key skills, and education/training.

Skills and Experience:


  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, computer science, or mathematics from an accredited institution or relevant military education & training

  • 2-5 years of post-baccalaureate experience and/or education

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

  • Strong analytical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Experience designing/debugging software intensive systems in a server environment

  • Experience developing or troubleshooting in a high-level computing language such as Matlab, C/C++, Java, etc.

  • A record of meeting technical and project objectives

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Expertise Desired:

  • Linux, Bash, and IP networking system skills

  • Experience using Matlab for data processing and analysis

  • Requirements writing and management

  • SysML UML, or model-based design experience

  • Safety-critical system and software development, especially DO-178/278 or ED-109A/153 or experience in another safety related industry


  • Opportunities for domestic and international travel (less than 15%).

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

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 19,000 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 eight 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.