Senior Software Engineer (C++) for FAA Programs; Saab Sensis

Vacancies 14 November 2016

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.



Closing date



Syracuse, NY


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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.

At Saab Sensis, you will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on state-of-the-art products that save human lives, provide improved travel experiences, and improve the environment.  You will work with world-class engineers and professionals in an environment that fosters professional development, collaboration and support at all levels.

Saab Sensis provides an excellent working environment offering advancement and professional growth opportunities, competitive salary, work/life balance, business-casual atmosphere, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Your role

Saab Sensis is looking for 4 Senior Software Engineers to lead small teams in the development of several components of Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) 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 collaborative decision making capabilities. You will lead your teams through the entire software design process and interface as needed with the prime contractor.    You will play a primary role in integrating the CDM software with the Electronic Flight Strips software within the TFDM program.


Your skills and experience

  • BA/BS degree in computer science or related discipline
  • 3 - 8+ years experience in software development

 Required Skills:

  • Experience in C++ software development
  • Experience in software design and architecture
  • Experience in development of large, complex software systems
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Experience working with Linux-based systems
  • GUI development experience
  • Relational Database experience (SQL)

Desired Skills:

  • Self-driven and proactive
  • Experience leading or mentoring junior engineers
  • Experience working on FAA type programs

s a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, employment and education 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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