Senior Electrical Engineer (Digital); Saab Defense and Security

Vacancies 12 April 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.

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Syracuse, NY


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What you will be part of

Saab Sensor Systems is a rapidly growing business unit located in Syracuse, NY operating within Saab Defense and Security USA LLC. The Sensor Systems Division is focused on design, development, integration, test, deployment and whole life support of surveillance sensor systems primarily for aerospace and defense industry partners, and US Government agencies. Saab Defense and Security USA LLC provides an excellent working environment, offering advancement and professional growth opportunities, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. 

Your role

Saab Defense and Security USA, Sensor Systems Division is seeking highly motivated Digital Design Engineers to lead at the forefront of design, development and fabrication of next-generation radar surveillance systems.

The position involves:

  • Working as a technical lead to design and architect digital subsystems
  • Working independently to select methods and techniques for implementing solutions in leading edge technology (including field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), system on a chip (SoC) devices, microcontrollers, high bandwidth memories, and high speed communication interfaces)
  • Leading internal technical meetings and design reviews
  • Assisting in the planning of tasks and collection/reporting of execution metrics
  • Using your experience to work as part of team to contribute to process improvements

Your experiences and skills

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Computer or Electrical Engineering (or similar)
  • 8+ years of hardware development experience (Or 6+ years if MA/MS, Or 4+ years if PhD).

Required Skills

  • Ability to read, understand, and evaluate schematics
  • Experience with FPGA devices (e.g. Intel/Altera, Xilinx)
  • Experience with hardware description languages (VHDL, Verilog)
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability and desire to develop and mentor junior engineers

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with SoC devices
  • Experience with Digital Signal Processing applications
  • Experience with developing for Military Applications
  • Experience with issue and project tracking tools (eg. Atlassian JIRA)
  • Experience with Earned Value Management

Security/Clearance Requirements

  • Must hold or be able to obtain US DoD SECRET security clearance

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.

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