Software (JAVA) Engineer (Entry Level); Saab Sensis

Vacancies 13 April 2016

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

Saab Traffic Management (TM) serves air traffic and marine customers around the globe with advanced solutions that enable the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. There are two operating units within TM:  Saab Sensis; Air Traffic Management (ATM) provides airport surface safety and efficiency systems and tools, tower automation and advanced research, development and evaluation solutions; Maritime Traffic Management (MTM) solutions include Automatic Identification Systems (AIS), port and vessel traffic management information systems (VTMIS), hydrographics, and precision navigation.

Saab Sensis provides an excellent working environment offering advancement and professional growth opportunities, competitive salary, work/life balance, business-casual atmosphere, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Your role

As a member of the Saab Sensis Collaborative Decision Making & Efficiency (CDM&E) Team, you will be a member of a team responsible for the development and support of the Aerobahn Product Suite.  You will work as a member of the CDM&E software engineering team to develop customer requested features as well as new product development and architectural updates to our existing products.  The Aerobahn Product Suite is currently deployed to multiple domestic customer sites via a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. Aerobahn also has turnkey systems fielded at multiple international sites.



Your skills and experience

  • Object-Oriented Design and Programming with Java and JavaScript
  • Some additional software programming experience and ability to read and understand software code
  • Experience working with Unix-based systems (Linux)
  • Ability to systematically evaluate data
  • Must be able to work in a dynamic team environment.

 Desired Skills:

  • Relational Database experience (SQL)
  • Familiarity with software version control systems (e.g. Subversion)
  • HTML and other web/mobile development technologies would be a plus
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

 Recommended Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in computer science, software engineering or related discipline
  • Some co-op or other entry level experience preferred

 As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background investigation and/or successfully demonstrate eligibility to receive applicable Government security clearance.(s).

As a contractor for the United States Department of Defense, Saab Sensis is an E-Verify participant and applicants must be permanent residents or 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 14,700 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 also a company with opportunities. A company where we see diversity as an asset and where you have both considerable responsibility and good opportunities for advancing in your career. But also a company that respects each person’s needs for a 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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