Software Engineers – Maritime

Vacancies 14 September 2020

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Joshua Deane +61 (8) 83433793
Tim Stevens +61 (8) 83433804
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About us

At Saab Australia, we’re pioneering Australia’s capability to defend and protect itself with the ongoing development of advanced defence and security technologies. We develop everything from combat, communications and security systems, to mixed reality and cyber security solutions. Over 30 years, we’ve built a proud reputation of driving solutions that keep us ahead of today’s complex challenges and are now seeking our employees of tomorrow to join our thinking edge, as we head toward our next innovative chapter.

Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose.

The role

As part of our Maritime Group, these Software Engineering roles will play a key part in furthering the development of Saab’s Next Generation 9LV Combat Management System, as it gets implemented across a variety of Royal Australian Navy surface platforms. The work may also involve collaboration with global Saab teams on exciting international programs.

We are therefore seeking outstanding Software Engineers who:

  • Are workplace experienced and ready to face complex challenges

  • Have knowledge and experience in the full software development lifecycle and various software development methodologies

  • Have specific or relatable experience in one or more of the following:

    • Defence systems and subsystems e.g. weapons, sensors and communications

    • Programming in Ada, Java, C++ or similar

    • Platform experience using Linux, docker and micro-services technologies

  • Are prepared to assist Saab’s contribution to Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding enterprise

Please note: These opportunities are being offered on an initial 12 month fixed term contract.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Knowledge about contemporary software development standards, principles and best practices.

  • Writing software requirements for software components

  • Designing, developing and testing software components

  • Defect resolution of legacy software components

  • Programming in Java and/or Ada languages

  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work as part of a team

  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to develop creative and innovative solutions

  • Broad understanding of technology and technology trends

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.

Culture and benefits

We now employ over 500 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience. We offer a fresh and vibrant workplace, with a focus on continuous learning, collaboration and knowledge sharing. By joining Saab, you’ll experience an open minded and supportive organisation, where your health, well-being and work-life balance are emphasised and you’ll have the opportunity to develop a long term career.

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Click ‘Apply’ to submit your CV and cover letter in support of your application. You may contact our careers team for a copy of the full position description.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.

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