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What you will be part of
Saab Traffic Management (TM) serves air traffic and marine customers around the globe with advanced solutions that enable the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. There are two operating units within TM: Air Traffic Management (ATM) provides airport surface safety and efficiency systems and tools, tower automation and advanced research, development and evaluation solutions; Maritime Traffic Management (MTM) solutions include Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), port and vessel traffic management information systems (VTMIS), hydrographics, and precision navigation.
Aviation stakeholders face a greater number of challenges and more complex demands than ever before. At Saab Air Traffic Management (ATM), we continually find new ways to address these challenges and enable safe, predictable, and efficient operations. We go beyond existing solutions, pioneering new ideas and helping to set industry standards.
Saab ATM’s expertise spans operations, surveillance sensors, ATC automation, collaborative decision making, and digital towers. Our solutions are trusted by air navigation service providers, airports and airlines at over 100 locations in more than 45 countries. As a global leading partner and provider of proven ATM solutions and services, we transform operations, turning innovative ideas into reality and supporting stakeholders from solution conception through long-term support.
Saab ATM has an opening for the role of Senior Staff Integration & Test Engineer in its Automation and Surveillance segment in East Syracuse, NY. As a member of the team, you will lead the integration and test efforts for the SYSAT program. SYSAT is a development and deployment program for the modernization of the control towers in Charles de Gaulle, Orly, and Le Bourget airports. Saab in under contract with DSNA, France’s Air Navigation Service Provider to provide multiple Integrated Air Traffic Systems, including approach coverage, which are anticipated to go operational after the 2024 Olympics.
Note that this is NOT a mechanical, aerospace, or avionics engineering position. Work is mostly software-focused, though there may be tasks involving electronics and RF equipment.
Responsibilities and learning opportunities include:
Discovering, investigating, and solving problems
Planning and leading verification and validation activities
Providing technical oversight for a team of test & integration engineers
Allocating resources, including personnel, tools, equipment, and labs
Developing, documenting, and executing test approaches and procedures
Ensuring compliance with ED-109A software safety objectives
Assisting with hardware, software, and system integration and troubleshooting
Participating in status meetings and technical reviews of designs and documents
Interacting with internal and external customers on technical and programmatic issues
Your skills and experience
To be successful and a strong cultural fit, you should:
Be self-motivated, energetic, tenacious, well-organized, flexible, and thorough
Create trust and influence to achieve goals
Have an analytical eye for noticing inconsistencies and an innovative passion for reconciling them
Display creativity, ingenuity, reliable intuition, and well-developed problem-solving skills
Ask many inquisitive questions and then listen to and learn from the answers
Be able to generalize from examples
Practice time management and prioritization skills
Naturally think logically and critically
Read and follow directions and standard operating procedures
Handle responsibility well and act on constructive feedback
Demonstrate moderated discipline, pragmatic perseverance, scientific curiosity, and measured skepticism
Required Professional Skills:
Ability to manage a dynamic workload in a fast-paced environment
Clear, concise, and correct written and oral communication
High standards of quality and attention to detail
Expertise in troubleshooting, problem decomposition, root cause analysis, and risk analysis.
Ability to efficiently diagnosis problem areas and recommend cost-effective solutions
Expertise in software and hardware integration methodologies such as top-down and big-bang
Expertise in software and hardware test methodologies such as black box, exploratory, and usability
Expertise with Microsoft Office and Windows applications
Desired Technical Skills:
Fluency in French and English (CEFR B2 or better)
Expertise with Jira and DOORS
Familiarity with MATLAB, Python, Java, C++, and Linux
Familiarity with TCP/IP networking and protocols
Familiarity with operating electronic test gear such as oscilloscopes, power meters, and waveform generators
Desired Leadership Abilities:
Possess effective interpersonal and teamwork skills, particularly with respect to advocacy and negotiation
Consider context, stakeholders, and consequences when making decisions
Understand the need for control, repeatability, and risk management and act accordingly and proactively
Monitor team members’ productivity and progress and ensure milestones are met
Provide mentoring and broad technical guidance and coaching to others
BS from an accredited degree program, with a major in an engineering discipline, computer science. physics, or mathematics and 15+ years’ experience in a technical environment
MS from an accredited degree program, with a major in an engineering discipline, computer science. physics, or mathematics and 13+ years’ experience in a technical environment
PhD from an accredited degree program, with a major in an engineering discipline, computer science. physics, or mathematics and 11+ years’ experience in a technical environment
Saab ATM provides an excellent working environment offering professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, comprehensive benefits, work/life balance, business-casual atmosphere, paid holidays, cafeteria and a fitness facility.
Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).
As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.
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 15,500 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, or disability status.