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Saab Global
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Systems Engineer (Radar)

Fareham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 4 May 2024


Saab UK is part of Scandinavia’s largest defence company, bringing together the best of Swedish and British innovation. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space, and civil security to keep people and society safe. Our UK presence has been growing at pace, meaning we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. We currently employ over 500 people across eight sites in the UK, and our specialisations include software engineering, underwater robotics, radars, AI, and armed forces training.

As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Globally, Saab employs over 22,000 people, with operations on every continent. Our partnerships with UK customers and industry mean we are able to deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, anticipating the threats of tomorrow. We invest 23% of our annual revenue into research and development, collaborating with a range of partners including industry and academia.

Saab is a company that offers our employees plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing a workplace where individuals can thrive professionally, paving the way for future progression. We also recognise the need for a healthy work-life balance to ensure our staff have the chance to live a fulfilling life beyond the workplace.

Position Overview:

At Saab, we are constantly looking ahead and pushing boundaries on what´s considered technically possible. Saab is expanding in the UK and we are now seeking talented and highly motivated Systems Engineers to support our radar and sensors growth activities at either our Farnborough or Fareham offices.

Much of our current work is centred on the G1X radar, which is the newest radar in Saab’s portfolio – a software defined radar with a regular capability update cycle post-delivery, as well as an established production line. As a Systems Engineer you will regularly work with current products, developing enhancements and investigating new areas for product growth.

Key Responsibilities:

As a System Engineer you will be responsible for various activities across the product lifecycle.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support to bid activities
  • Requirements management activities
  • Radar performance analysis
  • Radar algorithm development
  • System and sub-system design
  • Support to customer demonstrations
  • Travel within UK and abroad (including to Gothenburg office)

Required Skills:

  • As a person you are positive, social, results oriented and a team player with a background in systems engineering
  • Experience of radar, communications or EW systems in considered essential (5 years minimum)
  • Experience of working with MATLAB, ideally working with recorded radar data
  • Experience of working in a recognised industry standard requirements management tool
  • Familiar with principles of 15288:2023
  • Familiar with product road mapping and product lifecycle techniques
  • Enjoy working and developing in a team
  • Like cooperating with others but are capable of working individually as well
  • Good technical communication skills
  • Have a Bachelors degree or equivalent
  • During your employment you will handle tasks and materials that are classified as military secret and therefore you must have a UK or Swedish citizenship