Entry Integration and Test Engineer for FAA Programs; Air Traffic Management

Vacancies 30 May 2019

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

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.



Your role

Are you naturally curious?  Do inconsistencies jump out at you?  Can you quickly find bugs and tactfully report them?  Would you like to work with a similarly-minded group of dedicated, enthusiastic people with a reputation for integrity, excellence, and teamwork?  If so, then this is the job for you!

At Saab 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 has an opening for the role of Integration & Test Engineer in its FAA segment in East Syracuse, NY.  The business encompasses all forms of detecting and tracking aircraft while in flight and on the surface of airports, including radar, multilateration, and Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast.  Saab Sensis specializes in the design and deployment of these solutions, the development of integrated surveillance systems, and the fusion and display of the information each creates.  Note that this is NOT an aerospace or avionics engineering position.  Work is mostly software-focused, though there may be tasks involving electronics and RF equipment.

Responsibilities and learning opportunities may include:

  • Discovering, investigating, and solving problems
  • Developing, documenting, and executing test approaches and procedures
  • Conducting and supporting system integration in a lab environment
  • Assisting in troubleshooting
  • Generating and investigating problem reports
  • Participating in technical reviews and status meetings
  • Conducting engineering dry runs, formal testing, and regression testing
  • Creating test scenarios using various simulators
  • Performing data analysis, preparing test briefings, and writing test reports
  • Working in accordance with standard operating procedures
  • Interacting with internal and external customers on technical and programmatic issues

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

Recommended Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited degree program, with a major in an engineering discipline, computer science, physics, or mathematics.
  • 0 to 3 years’ work in a technical environment

 Required Skills:

  • Experience with Microsoft tools and Microsoft Windows applications
  • Ability to manage a dynamic workload in a fast-paced environment
  • Clear, concise, and correct written and oral communication, including grammar, spelling, and composition
  • High standards of quality and attention to detail

 Desired Technical Skills:

  • Experience with Python, Java, and/or C++
  • Familiarity with Unix, and/or Linux
  • Familiarity with MATLAB, DOORS, and JIRA
  • Familiarity with operating electronic test gear such as oscilloscopes and waveform generators
  • Familiarity with TCP/IP networking and protocols
  • Experience with software, hardware, and system integration activities
  • Experience with test methodologies and regression testing
  • Experience working in an agile development environment
  • Understanding of the use of configuration management, quality assurance, requirement management systems, and automatic testing tools

 To be successful, you should:

  • 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
  • Always consider context and stakeholders
  • Naturally think logically and critically
  • Read and follow directions and standard operating procedures
  • Possess effective interpersonal and teamwork skills, particularly with respect to advocacy and negotiation
  • Handle responsibility well and act on constructive feedback
  • Understand the need for control, repeatability, and risk management and act accordingly and proactively
  • Demonstrate moderated discipline, pragmatic perseverance, scientific curiosity, and measured skepticism

Must be a U.S. citizen. Candidates may also be required to participate in a security-related (SF85) background investigation/inquiry. 

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, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.


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