Manager establishing new site

Vacancies 16 March 2020

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Josefin Andersson +46 (10) 2156097
Jakob Turcinov +46 (8) 58084518
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Are you up for the exciting journey of establishing a new site – this is the position for you! We are now looking for you who want to help us establish a new site in Tampere for our growing contribution to the Finnish Security of Supply. Moreover, we would love to work with you in recruiting brilliant and talented individuals to your software development team, and in creating a working environment characterised by meaningful work in a helpful, international environment.

You will be part of developing our world-class Combat Systems and C4I Solutions. The position is located in our newly renovated office in Tampere. You will collaborate with experienced engineers and professionals in an environment that fosters career development and personal growth. You will be part of our unit who develop command & control systems mainly for the naval domains.

Your role

We are expanding and are looking for a manager that would like to be a part of our business. As a manager in this organisation, you will be responsible for 10-15 employees and consultants working in teams to implement, support and deliver our product.

During the first phase of the mission, one prioritised tasks is to handle recruitment and training coordination of your team, to grow the organisation, and to help in establishing ways of working with Sweden and Australia sites. The result is a local software development centre with same capability and capacity as development teams in Sweden and Australia.

Further, we see your role leading the future team, and acting as support for your co-workers development by giving feedback and setting up individual goals. In this role, you will be working closely to development teams, our product owners and other line managers, in Sweden and Finland.

As the manager of the Tampere office, you will be responsible for the execution of the operations in Finland. You will also team lead the development team in Tampere, as well as be a member of the line management team in Järfälla, Sweden.

Please note that the location for this role is in Tampere but travels are included to some extent.

Your profile

As a person you are a truly “doer” willing to get hands-on solving any problems needed to help the product and the organisation move forward. You have a collaborative mind-set and you are a true team player that encourages an open, trustful and innovative climate. You share information in a clear and easy way, both verbally and in writing. You are a confident communicator in both Finnish and English. As many of your future colleagues are working in Sweden, understanding Swedish is an advantage.

Last but not least, you prefer leadership rather than management!

To succeed in this role we also expect you to:

  • Be excited by the idea of starting something new!
  • Have documented leadership skills, which could be as a line manager, project manager or team leader
  • Have a master of science or relevant
  • Be experienced in working in a team-oriented, collaborative and innovative environment
  • Develop effective, reasonable and doable solutions to problems
  • Clearly take a stand in different questions
  • Experienced in agile ways of working
  • Have a technical background from hands-on development of software

What you will be part of

Saab is a global defense and security company in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number 17,420 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 also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s needs for a rewarding life beyond work.

Finland is and has been a key nation for Saab. Saab has cooperated with the Finnish Defense Force since the 1950s, delivering a wide range of systems from fighter aircraft, radars and training simulators, to naval weapons and C4I systems. Hundreds of thousands of Finns have used Saab products in military service.

Our Combat Systems and C4I Solution (C2S) business unit supplies world leading Command and Control systems, product and services to the armed forces. We operate globally with local sites in Sweden, Australia and Finland. As a part of growing the C2S business and us seeking to be closer to our Finnish customer, we now establishes a new site in Tampere.

To find out more about our products, check this out!  

This position have tasks including defense secrecy. It therefore requires you to conduct and receive an approved security clearance by responsible authorities.

For questions please contact Per Ekman, +46 102156108 or

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