Senior Staff Systems Engineer; Air Traffic Management

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Aviation

What you will be part of

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 ATMs 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.

Your role

Saab ATM has an opening for a Senior Staff Systems Engineer in our Automation and Surveillance segment 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 Senior Staff Systems Engineer, you will:

  • Create, update and own system level designs while balancing hardware and software implementations
  • Direct the technical execution of multidisciplinary teams by resolving specification conflicts, prioritizing technical tasks, and providing cost and schedule estimates to the product manager
  • Lead design control activities to update and own product documentation trees for complex, software-based, mission and safety critical products including system, software, firmware, hardware and interface specifications
  • Apply problem solving and analytical thinking to identify risks, develop mitigation strategies and generate practical yet innovative solutions
  • Troubleshoot and analyze complex issues in deployed systems to backstop Customer Service and Program Systems Engineers
  • Present technical details to and extract functional needs from internal and external customers both domestic and international
  • Provide direction and coaching to your team, and other systems engineers
  • Support and participate in drafting international standards within the Air Traffic Management industry
  • Our products include all the components of a vertically integrated Air Traffic Control suite. We deploy primary and secondary surveillance systems for surface, terminal and en-route applications. We integrate airport automation and management systems, electronic flight strips, airport safety logic and airport lighting control systems into complete controller working positions. We develop everything from custom RF and digital electronics with embedded software and firmware to virtualized Linux server software to interactive controller working position displays. Our technologies include air traffic controller display systems, multilateration, surface movement radar, ADS-B, GNSS, target tracking, sensor fusion, embedded and server Linux environments, IP networking, etc.

    Opportunities for international travel (up to 10%).

    At Saab ATM you will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on state-of'-the-art products that save lives. You will work closely with a cross-functional team of engineers to ensure that products used for Air Traffic Surveillance meet their requirements and intended use. You will also work with world-class engineers in an environment that fosters professional development, collaboration, and support at all levels.

    Saab ATM, provides an excellent working environment, offering advancement and professional growth opportunities, competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, including Tuition Assistance, cafeteria and Fitness Facility.

    Your skills and experience

    A minimum of a bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited institution. Software, electrical and system focuses are preferred. Advanced degrees are welcome.

    The successful candidate will also have:

  • 15 years of post-baccalaureate experience and/or education
  • Extensive experience in system design and requirements development
  • Established record of meeting complex technical and project objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, technical team leadership is a plus
  • A passion for product development and innovation
  • Expertise Desired:

  • Requirements writing and management
  • SysML or UML, use case driven design
  • Aviation, air traffic and/or aerospace experience
  • Safety-critical system development, especially DO-178/278 or ED-109A/153 (or experience in another heavily regulated industry)
  • Linux and IP networking system skills
  • Matlab, C, Java or other software development skills
  • 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 persons 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.

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