Fall 2020 Software Engineer Co-Op/Intern for Application Prototyping; Air Traffic Management

Vacancies 19 March 2020

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.

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

Saab ATM is in search of motivated, enthusiastic Software Engineering student(s) who would be interested in putting their engineering studies to real-work practice through a FAll 2020 (Sep - Dec) Co-op opportunity at our Syracuse, NY location.  In this position, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of new application prototypes and help evaluate the suitability of different technical solutions for Saab ATM's next generation of products.  While working alongside experienced software developers, you will also have the freedom to seek out and proposal novel approaches.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Understanding and helping refine software requirements, which often evolve during early-stage R&D
  • Assisting in evaluating suitable technologies, both open source and commercial
  • Writing software for prototypes and performance tests
  • Documenting results and recommendations


Your skills and experience

  • Enrollment in an accredited degree program, with a major in Software Engineering or Computer Science
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Must have completed Sophomore year or greater
  • Strong understanding of (and interest in) the software development process
  • Familiarity with Linux
  • Familiarity with multiple software languages including Java, HTML5/Javascript, and SQL
  • Experience with databases, computer vision, machine learning, and/or Big Data techniques is a major plus

Selected candidates will be invited to participate in phone and/or on-site interviews.

Benefits include:
Paid assignment, casual work attire, paid holidays, flexible work hours, 401(k), fitness facility

Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3).

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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