Senior Specialty (Safety) Engineer; Air Traffic Management

Vacancies 22 August 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

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 Senior Specialty (Safety) Engineer.  The Senior Specialty (Safety) Engineer evaluates Saab ATM’s products to assure compliance with ATM industry standards, customer regulations, and the company’s quality management system.  The system safety engineer evaluates from a product standpoint and a project standpoint the potential safety impact on air traffic control operations posed by our deployed systems.  The Senior Specialty (Safety) Engineer advises design engineering, product development management, and project management on the potential risk posed by the products.

The Senior Specialty (Safety) Engineer:

  • Conducts system safety analyses on Air Traffic Control surveillance and automation systems in accordance with EUROCONTROL Safety Assessment Methodology and equivalent system safety processes
  • Leads and performs safety analyses (Preliminary Hazards Analyses, Operational Hazard Analyses, Failure Modes Effects Analysis, Subsystem Hazard Analyses, Software Safety Assurance, and System Safety Assessment)
  • Reviews industry standards, customer requirements, problem reports, and product specifications to identify the potential safety impact
  • Recommends design or test methods to assure compliance with applicable codes & standards and to ensure safety
  • Communicates findings of the analyses and design verification in authored reports and presentations
  • Interacts with internal or external customers on technical and programmatic issues
  • Balances multiple concurrent program and activities

Minimal travel, less than 10% 

At Saab ATM you will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on state-of'-the-art products that save lives. You will work closely with a cross-functional team of engineers to ensure that products used for Air Traffic Surveillance meet their requirements and intended use. You will also work with world-class engineers in an environment that fosters professional development, collaboration, and support at all levels.

Saab ATM, provides an excellent working environment, offering advancement and professional growth opportunities, competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, including Tuition Assistance, cafeteria and Fitness Facility.

Your skills and experience

Required :

  • Proven experience with a risk management system
  • Proven experience with software safety assurance standards and software safety analysis
  • Proven experience working with radar and surveillance systems or other technologically-advanced electronic or electro-mechanical systems
  • Proven experience working with software intensive systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within multiple engineering teams.
  • Ability to act as an RI for safety engineering domain specific processes and practices.
  • Ability to influence product or system architecture to account for safety engineering requirements.
  • Effectively uses problem solving skills and analytical thinking.

Desired :

  • Experience with EUROCONTROL Safety Assessment Methodology.
  • Experience with ED-109A/ED-153/DO-278A or equivalent standards
  • Experience with JIRA or equivalent issue management systems
  • Experience with requirements management tools

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


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