Systems engineer focusing on integration and verification within aircraft simulation

Vacancies 30 October 2019

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Karin Lifvergren [C] -
Johan Olsson +46 (13) 184208
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We are looking for a system engineer with good programming skills and interest in very large and intricate systems within Aircraft Simulation!

Your role

You will be part of a team whose responsibility is to integrate and develop aircraft simulation in Saab´s Gripen simulation. To facilitate a superior work dynamic in our department, we advertise for both senior and junior engineers, which want to grow into the role of systems engineer. You are expected to shoulder a comprehensive responsibility for specific systems.

To be successful, you will need to develop a deep understanding for how the system works and how it interplays with other components and systems. To facilitate this understanding, there will be senior colleagues that will be more than happy to lend a hand with their knowledge and experience. Depending on your profile, we will together decide on what you will be focusing on.

The work entails:

  • Integration, test, and verification of parts of the aircraft simulation in our simulators.
  • Development of the simulator framework
  • Information security
  • Updating software in a broader sense. This may be in the form of integration of new code, or writing new code.

Your profile

We are looking for a person that has a technical education with a focus in technical physics, computer science, or similar subjects. We would like that you have an interest in aircraft technology and/or an interest in very large and complex systems.

A collaborative attitude, and a large slice of curiosity is important, since you will be working in a creative and complex environment. The work is both independent and in close cooperation with colleagues as well as internal clients within the Saab Sphere. Therefore it is important that you like these types of challenges/opportunities: Teamwork, variation, novel problems.

Being able to quickly adapt to new complexities whilst maintaining an optimistic attitude is vital. A positive take on communication at the same time as maintaining order and structure is paramount.

Applicants with a couple of years relevant work experience within the following fields, or applicants with a particular interest in the following fields, will be considered first:

  • C, C++, Python, ada
  • Linux and Solaris
  • Git and Jenkins
  • Scrum, Kanban
  • Integration- and Test
  • Large and complex systems
  • Aircraft technology and Aerodynamics
  • Real time simulation and Simulator systems
  • Technical leadership (experience or ambitions)

Since we look to the whole picture, your personal properties will be as important as your technical skills and knowledge. The work entails handling of defense related data, therefor this position requires that you will be approved in a security screening in accordance with the Swedish Protective Security Act.

What you will be a part of

Aeronautics, is a business area within Saab. We offer aircraft related subsystems, drones, aircraft substructures, and service to defense clients as well as civil aviation across the world. Aeronautics is also responsible for the development, production, marketing, sales, and support of the Gripen System.

In our department Aircraft simulation, we look for you that want to work with Systems design and Software development. The department is responsible for the Aircraft simulation of The Gripen aircraft and related systems. The aircraft simulation is a central part of the Saab Aeronautics Gripen-simulator eco system, such as the training simulators for our customer´s pilots and support personnel. Additional parts of the eco system are for instance the development simulators, for further enhancements to the aircraft, as well as testing.

We work in projects and teams, but the work places a great emphasis on personal responsibility. We use visual planning tools, agile development methods and strive towards continuous improvement. Everlasting advancement regarding work processes as well as new technology, is a natural and important part of the work.

If you are interested in what benefits you can take part of as an employee at Saab in Sweden, you can read more about them here.

Please note that you can send us your application in either Swedish or English. We practice an ongoing selection. Thus, the position may be appointed at any time. Therefore, we encourage you to apply today if you feel up to the challenge!

If you have questions regarding the position, contact the Recruiting Manager, Madeleine Tapper; +46 13 185139

If you aspire to help create and innovate whilst developing yourself in a challenging team setting, Saab may well have the perfect conditions for you to grow. We pride ourselves on a nurturing environment, where everyone is different yet we share the same goal – to help protect people.

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