Java Software Engineer for FAA Programs; Air Traffic Management

Vacancies 17 March 2017

At Saab, we constantly look ahead and push boundaries for what is considered technically possible. We collaborate with colleagues around the world who all share our challenge – to make the world a safer place.



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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.

Your role

Be part of a team that is responsible for developing Surface Management software in support of the FAA’s Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM) program. TFDM is a multi-year program that aims to modernize 89 ATC Towers in the U.S. by deploying a combination of Electronic Flight Strips and Surface Management capabilities. You will work with a team of software, systems and test engineers to design, implement, unit test and document software in the Java programming language on a Linux platform. 


Your skills and experience


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Experience with Java, JavaScript and Java Swing
  • Object-Oriented Design experience
  • Experience with Linux-based systems
  • Relational Database experience (SQL)
  • Understanding of software engineering processes
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic team environment


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.  Candidates may also be required to participate in a security related (SF85) background investigation/inquiry.

As a Federal Contractor for the United States, Saab Sensis is an E-Verify participant and applicants must be U.S. Citizens in order to be considered for employment. 

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 14,700 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.


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