Technical Support Engineer (Senior Level); Saab Sensis

Vacancies 28 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 professional growth opportunities, competitive wages, work/life balance, flexible work hours, business-casual atmosphere, paid holidays, 401(k), and a fitness facility.

Your role

Saab Sensis seeks a dynamic, results-oriented individual to fill the role of a Senior Technical Support Engineer.  The Technical Support Engineer provides outstanding service to all Saab Sensis customers. 

The ideal candidate must be highly motivated and committed to solving customer problems.  A positive outlook, desire to help others, and the ability to listen and work collaboratively are crucial to success in this position.

Responsibilities of the Technical Support Engineer include: 

  • Apply company policies and procedures to troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve a variety of complex customer hardware and software issues independently or in collaboration with others.
  • Perform data analysis of customer issues to identify root cause and solutions.
  • Provide both remote and on-site technical support to customers on multiple complex systems.
  • Plan and execute site activities.
  • Respond to situations where first-line technicians have failed to isolate or fix problems in malfunctioning hardware or software.
  • Report design, reliability, and maintenance problems or bugs to Design Engineering/Software Engineering.
  • Have significant contact with customers.
  • Mentor less senior engineers.
  • Participate in and/or lead process improvement efforts.
  • Influence colleagues to drive issues to resolution.
  • Identify tasks to resolve independently.
  • May support other company functional areas such as installation and training.
  • May deliver training to customers.

Your skills and experience


  • Experienced professional with demonstrated ability to independently troubleshoot and resolve complex issues in creative ways.
  • Effectively uses problem solving skills and analytical thinking.
  • Proven experience working with surveillance systems (Radar, MLAT, A-SMGCS, ADS-B).
  • Understands analog, digital, RF, wired and wireless communications systems, and networks.
  • Use common diagnostic test equipment and software tools to investigate issues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be a problem solver who is poised, mature and fully capable of professional communication with customers and Saab Sensis personnel.
  • Proven experience in building positive customer relationships through continued, long-term customer interaction.
  • Unix, Linux and MATLAB experience desired.

Education & Experience

  • BA/BS degree in an engineering discipline and 8+ years of experience.


  • 12+ years of military or aerospace experience.


  • MA/MS degree in an engineering discipline and 6+ year of experience.


  • Assignments require independent, on-site work, often during non-standard business hours.


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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