Summer - Fall 2019 Electrical Engineering Co-Op/Internship; Saab Defense and Security

Vacancies 16 August 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

At Saab Sensor Systems 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, Sensor Systems is focused on the design, development, integration, test, deployment, and whole life support of surveillance sensor systems, primarily for industry partners and US Government agencies.  Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, we also offer opportunities to work from locations in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia.

Your role

Build your resume experience and enhance your marketability with real-work, hands-on practice through a Co-op opportunity!

Saab Defense and Security USA LLC, Sensor Systems Division is in search of motivated, enthusiastic Electrical Engineering students who would be interested in applying their studies to real-world product development through a Co-Op opportunity at our Syracuse location. Candidates will actively participate in the hardware development for Radar systems.

The position involves:

  • Working with senior electrical engineers to design and develop modular hardware and firmware items that can be used on multiple programs.
  • Participation in internal technical meetings and design reviews.
  • Collaboration with hardware lead for task planning and scheduling of own activities.

Your experiences and skills

Required Education and Experience:

  • Enrollment in an accredited degree program focused in Electrical Engineering
  • Must have completed Sophomore year or greater at time of hire
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills
  • Willing to take on a challenge

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Altera Quartus toolsets
  • VHDL design and methodology
  • Schematic capture toolsets
  • Version control systems
  • Oscilloscopes, signal generators and other lab equipment

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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