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Systems Engineer

Home Office, Massachusetts, United States of America
Closing date
30 June 2022
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Job Description:

Saab is seeking a Systems Engineer to join our team to support development of complex maritime and ground based radars. The ideal candidate is looking for an opportunity to utilize and grow their systems engineering expertise and technical skills. The location of this position is flexible, depending on a candidate’s experience, with the ability to either work remotely (within the Northeast region) or onsite in the East Syracuse, NY office.

The Systems Engineer will participate in design, development, modeling, and simulation in support of U.S. radar development and modernization. Saab is currently looking for systems engineers to fulfill active program developments, as well as developing digital beamformed radar solutions for the DoD and Civil radar markets This role is crucial to bringing the capabilities needed by our customers, and establishing and advancing Saab’s position in the market.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, analyze, design, and integrate complex radar systems.

  • Perform system analysis, trade studies, simulation, modeling, performance budgeting, and design and requirements capture.

  • Design responsibilities may include system, power system management, cooling, RF, and/or signal processing architectures.

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of system level requirements for assigned systems and the design features that satisfy these requirements.

  • Maintain the documentation baselines for each system variant.

  • Analyze system data to determine adequate system performance under various environmental and operational conditions.

  • Investigate system anomalies and recommend actions to resolve these anomalies.

  • Provide identification, assessment, and resolution of risks during program planning and execution.

  • Work with Technical Leads to ensure technical, cost, and schedule performance is achieved.

  • Work within cross-functional teams that include systems, software, electrical, mechanical, test, and production engineers.

  • Support technical and cost proposal preparation for future programs.

  • Collaborate across the functional organizations within Saab in the U.S. and across the global corporation.

  • Support internal Saab investment and technology development for radar product line development.

  • Periodic travel may be required.

  • May include leadership opportunities for qualified persons.

Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics.

  • 5+ years experience with analysis, development, design, or integration of complex safety critical or mission critical products (typically as found in aerospace, defense/military, medical, automotive, energy/nuclear, etc.).

  • Demonstrated experience in any of the following domains: system concept trade studies, operational analysis, feasibility analysis, system performance measures of effectiveness analysis.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to build effective working relationships in team environment.

  • Experience writing, decomposing, and allocating system, sub-system, hardware, or software requirements.

  • High-quality communication and presentation skills, able to effectively communicate to senior leadership and customers.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Strong work ethic and self-motivation.

  • Experience with requirements management tools (DOORS, Jama, Polarion, etc.).

  • Experience with process management tools (Jira, Clearquest, etc.).

  • Must hold or be able to obtain U.S. DoD SECRET security clearance.


  • Master’s or PhD degree in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop advanced technological ideas and see through development to a final product.

  • Experience developing, deploying, or supporting X-band radar systems.

  • Experience with the DoD architectural framework and design guidance for radar systems and systems engineering processes.

  • Experience working with US Department of Defense (DoD) customers and the DoD procurement/acquisition environment.

  • Experience with digital signal processing techniques

  • Experience with target tracking techniques

  • Familiarity with open architectures (e.g. Modular Open System Architecture)

  • Experience with Agile development approach

  • Experience with MATLAB (or similar).

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) in MagicDraw/Cameo or similar.

  • Proficiency in one or more high-level languages (Python, Java, C, C++, etc.).

  • INCOSE CSEP or ESEP Certification

Citizenship Requirements:

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria: (i) pass a drug screen, (ii) complete a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, and education and employment verification, and (iii) be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (unless granted an accommodation permitted by law and then in compliance with Saab’s requirements related to the accommodation, if any).


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, 3 weeks personal illness, bereavement, jury duty and disability

  • 401(k) with immediate vesting on employer match

  • Tuition assistance

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Employee stock purchase program with employer match

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

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.