Associate Electrical Engineer; Saab Defense and Security

Vacancies 22 November 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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Syracuse, NY


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What you will be part of

At Saab Sensor Systems you will have the opportunity to collaborate with world-class engineers and professionals in an environment that fosters career development, collaboration and support at all levels.  A business unit of Saab Defense and Security USA LLC, Sensor Systems is focused on the design, development, integration, test, deployment, and whole life support of surveillance sensor systems, primarily for industry partners and US Government agencies.  Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, we also offer opportunities to work from locations in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia.

Your role

Saab Defense and Security USA LLC, Sensor Systems Division is seeking an Electrical Engineer to design, develop, fabricate, integrate, and test electrical hardware.

The position involves:

  • Working with senior electrical engineers to design and develop modular hardware and firmware items that can be used on multiple programs
  • Implementation of signal processing algorithms with Matlab and HDL
  • Develop digital signal processing boards with Altera FPGAs
  • Participation in internal technical meetings and design reviews
  • Collaboration with hardware lead for task planning and scheduling of own activities

Your experiences and skills

Required Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS Degree in Electrical Engineer or Computer Engineering (or similar)
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Interest in signal processing and digital design

Required Skills: 

  • Experience with Electrical Design theory and principles
  • Must have or be able to obtain a SECRET security clearance

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with VHDL design and methodology
  • Experience with Matlab
  • Experience with Schematic capture toolsets
  • Experience with Oscilloscopes, signal generators and other lab equipment

As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background investigation and/or successfully demonstrate eligibility to receive applicable Government security clearance(s).

As a contractor for the United States Department of Defense, Saab Defense and Security USA LLC 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 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.

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