Lead Product Manager; Saab Defense and Security

Vacancies 19 October 2018

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


Apply for job!

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, Sensor Systems Division is seeking an experienced Senior Technical Lead / Product Manager to play an active role in product strategy development and to provide analytical thinking to solve complex problems. Sensor Systems is looking for a Senior Radio Frequency (RF) Technical Lead.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the Director of Technical Operations to assess technical solutions to programs
  • Supporting the Director of Strategy in the formulation of product definition and roadmaps
  • Collaborating with other Senior Technical Leads to assess new technology and develop solutions
  • Collaborating with program/project team leads to develop solutions to complex problems
  • Participation in customer meetings during capture efforts to thoroughly understand the needs
  • Being a customer advocate during internal reviews, ensuring that the proposed solution is complete
  • Adherence to the CMMI and Sensor Systems Development process
  • Being a technical leader/mentor within the RF discipline

Your skills and experience

Required Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree relevant to engineering discipline
  • 15+ years of relevant discipline experience

Required Skills:

  • Experience in Receiver design
  • Experience in Exciter design
  • Experience in High Power Amplifier design
  • Ability to determine and specify component-level requirements for an RF system
  • Ability to troubleshoot passive and active RF circuits both analytically and using lab equipment
  • Mixed signal transmission/receipt design experience
  • Ability to understand customer requirements and develop forward-thinking solution
  • Deep Understanding of radar processing and application development
  • Experience in product development lifecycle
  • Understanding of CMMI-Level 3 processes
  • Must have or be able to obtain a SECRET security clearance


  • Experience in RF Passive design
  • Experience with designing radar antennas (both elements and arrays)
  • Experience in direct RF-sampling
  • Previous experience developing product roadmaps
  • Experience using the Atlassian JIRA and SVN tool sets

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.

Apply for job!