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Systems Engineer with focus on Autonomous Systems

Linköping, Sweden
Closing date: 2 June 2023

We are seeking skilled engineers with expertise in intelligent autonomous systems to join a new team. The successful candidates will be responsible for designing, developing, testing and deploying autonomous systems for use in the naval industry and beyond.

Your role

You will work closely with our global team of engineers to deliver high-quality and reliable autonomous systems. You will join and work towards defining and implementing a state-of-the-art autonomy stack for military and civilian applications. This stack includes support for single- and multi-agent tactical autonomous behaviour while accounting for e.g. safety, security, ethical and operational restrictions.


  • Design, develop, and test autonomous systems for naval applications.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure system requirements are met.
  • Contributing to an agile mindset and a low-friction working and development environment.
  • Perform system integration and testing of autonomous systems on naval vessels.
  • Develop and implement software algorithms for autonomous navigation, control, and decision-making.
  • Conduct risk assessments and develop safety protocols for autonomous systems.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and trends in autonomous systems and recommend improvements to existing systems.

This position requires that you pass a security vetting based on the current regulations around/of security protection. For positions requiring security clearance additional obligations on citizenship may apply.

Your profile

We believe that you have:

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Machine Learning or a related field.
  • Some years of experience in designing, developing, and testing autonomous systems, preferably in the naval´ industry.
  • Strong knowledge of software development, algorithms and control systems.
  • Experience with ROS2 (Robot Operating System), virtualization, git, Linux.
  • Strong verbal and written skills.
  • Experience of agile workflow and toolkits.

You need to have a good ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. You also have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. If you are a self-starter with a passion for developing cutting-edge autonomous systems for the naval industry, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

What you will be a part of

Saab is a leading defence 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. Read more about us here

At business area Dynamics, all employees share the same mission: to create conditions for a safe society. Whether it's missile systems, underwater technology, camouflage solutions, support weapons, training systems or field hospitals, you are part of this mission. We work in close cooperation in developing, manufacturing and maintaining our world-leading products, systems and solutions for customers worldwide.

Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and that the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. Observe that you can send us your application in either Swedish or English.  Please submit your resumé and cover letter for consideration.

Saab is a company with a strong people-orientation. We offer a friendly work environment where we support and help each other to be at our best. Continuous learning, career & talent development and employee well-being are examples of areas where we always put the strongest effort to offer great opportunities.