Senior Software Engineer (Java); Saab Defense and Security

Vacancies 07 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.

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Syracuse, NY


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What you will be part of

At Saab Surveillance U.S. 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, the division is focused on the design, development, integration, test, deployment, and whole life support of surveillance sensor systems, primarily for industry partners and U.S. Government agencies. Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, we also offer opportunities to work from locations in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. Saab 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 LLC, Surveillance U.S. Division is seeking an experienced Senior Java Developer to architect, design, and assist in development of Java-based applications. The system is being developed under the principles of Open Technology Development, with an emphasis on non-proprietary, modular, open designs. A strong emphasis will be placed on Object Oriented Analysis and Design skills.

The position involves:

  • Working with the current programs of record to develop a common, flexible architecture that can be used on multiple programs and is extensible to future programs.
  • Assist in laying the framework in the form of modular blocks, allowing configuration from installation to installation.
  • Participation in technical meetings and design reviews (both internally and externally)
  • Ensuring SW team adherence to the CMMI and Surveillance U.S. SW Development process (including proper documentation and CM related activities)
  • Determine, document, and enforce methods for complying with desired software development practices (open technology requirements, safety and security, information assurance, metrics tracking, CM release plan, etc.)
  • Supporting the collection and reporting of SW metrics and overall status
  • Supporting task planning and resource management
  • Participation in peer/technical reviews
  • Planning for and participation in system integration.
  • Collaborating with a development team of up to 4-6 developers.
  • Ensuring consistent development practices and architecture among all developers.

Your experiences and skills


  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering discipline (or similar)
  • 8+ years of software development/architecture experience
  • 2+ years of team or project leadership experience
  • Experience in Java software development in a highly reliable target environment
  • Experience with Java Swing GUI development
  • Experience with Java RESTful server implementation, including: 
    • HTTPS
    • HTML5 Server Sent Events (SSE)
    • JSON
  • Must have or be able to obtain a SECRET security clearance


  • Experience with the Akka framework
  • Experience with OpenGL and OpenGL Shader Language (GLSL) development in Java
  • Experience with Jetty
  • Experience with SCALA
  • Experience using JUnit/Jacoco unit test framework
  • Experience with Klocwork and Coverity code analysis tools
  • Experience using the Atlassian JIRA/Confluence/Crucible tool sets
  • Experience using UML modeling tools for software design

Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.

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