Safety (Systems) Engineer; Air Traffic Management

Vacancies 17 June 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

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 seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, results-oriented individual as a Specialty (Safety) Engineer.  The Safety Engineer participates in hazard identification with ATC operational experts, performs cause and effect analyses, develops barriers to causes and mitigations to effects, writes safety requirements for products and ensures those requirements are met. The safety engineer will produce safety reports and other related safety documentation. The safety engineer also monitors changes to our products for any impact to operational ATC safety.

As the Safety Engineer you will:

  • Conduct system safety analyses on Air Traffic Control surveillance and automation systems in accordance with industry best-practices.
  • Collaborate with developers and field engineers to ensure that all safety-related requirements are addressed
  • Create and maintain safety related documentation for products and for specific contracts
  • Review changes to products for their safety impact
  • Support proposal efforts
  • Interact with internal or external customers on technical and programmatic issues
  • Balance multiple concurrent program and activities

Minimal travel, less than 10%


Your skills and experience

Education & Experience

  • BA/BS degree in an engineering discipline or related discipline and 0-10 years experience

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of aviation safety processes.
  • Familiarity with standard safety tools such as hazard analysis, cause and effect diagrams, FMEA.
  • Use problem solving skills and analytical thinking.
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Work in a team and form productive working relationships with others.
  • Take a stand when necessary for safety.

 Desired Skills

  • Experience with Eurocontrol SAM, ED-78, SESAR Safety Reference Material or similar.
  • Experience with DO-278A/ED-109A or similar software safety assurance standards.
  • Familiarity with air traffic control operations and procedures
  • Knowledge of ATC surveillance or automation systems
  • Development and operation of a safety management system

Saab ATM provides an excellent working environment offering, comprehensive benefits, tuition reimbursement, work/life balance, business-casual atmosphere, cafeteria and a 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).

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, or disability status.


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