For a New Engineer there are several challenging projects in the field of software development at Saab Technologies. Saab has a variety of (real time) systems the field of, radar technology, signal processing, target increase and target tracking.
Saab Technologies B.V. in Apeldoorn is an ICT company specialized in radar systems and Applications. She develops and implements intelligent software systems for ports and airports around the world. The company is part of the Swedish Saab Group - Defense & Security.
In the shipping industry, Saab Technologies provides traffic guidance systems ports, busy waterways (for example the entire North Sea coastline of Netherlands) and for some time now also for drilling platforms near shipping routes. Systems for coast surveillance are also sold.
The company has a workforce of approximately 180 people.
Current situation, developments and projects
All over the world traffic in (air) ports increases. The challenge is to develop traffic guidance systems in such a way as to increase the number of ship movements with ever larger ships, in larger areas and with less personnel as possible. Safety comes first! An accident can easily block all shipping. Efficiency and security also play a role an important role. Think of ships with a dangerous cargo, the intensification of trade in narrow waterways such as the Europoort, the risk on collisions between ships and cyber terrorism. The systems of Saab Technologies monitor and control the movements of ships in real-time. They guarantee the safety of tens of thousands of people every day. The next years Saab is working on systems for autonomous sailing. A pilot is already done in aviation with the aircraft arriving at the gate independently. New systems for ships are examined. Another development is to make aircraft more independent and the role of air traffic controller superfluous. It concerns the automation of the traffic control and making the info available to the pilots.
Challenge "Intelligent systems for safe, efficient & secure ports "
For a New Engineer there are several challenging projects in the field of software development at Saab Technologies. Saab has a variety of (real time) systems the field of, radar technology, signal processing, target increase and target tracking. The New Engineer will be challenged to design new systems and user interactions that fit with different users, different cultures and different applications. It is also possible to work on the integration of various systems. You can focus on the front end or on the back end of the system.
You can also focus on the development of new big data solutions. Saab receives terabytes data and wants to be able to use this information even more. The New Engineer will be challenged here to explore new technologies and new possibilities. You will work in an international team to create new applications for users to be able to navigate more easily and safely in the port. You'll speak with the users to find out what's important to them, to make an inventory of the systems to be integrated and translate this in input for the development team.
Because the customers of Saab are all over the world you will have to be aware of cultural differences and be able to handle these easily.
Type of engineer
Background as a system integrator: EL or IT.
It depends on the final completion of the challenge, but it is important that you already have some knowledge of programming on a Linux background and that you are familiar with C ++. In addition, it can be a plus when you know to use a camera, image editing, image enhancement or signal processing.
Training background: Systems Engineering
If you choose to develop quality systems and the acquisition or implementation of new systems a business background a requirement. You are willing to travel to the customers. You are awre of cultural differences. Saab's customers are all over the world. It requires a keen mind and a flexible mentality to become a New Engineer to work worldwide in different countries and cultures.
What can you achieve in 1 year
After one year there are different possibilities how to develop further.
In software engineering you work as a developer in 1 of 5 development teams. Each team consists of 5 to 8 engineers. This is a more internal function.
It is also possible to choose the direction of test and integration engineering. Then you work in projects and it is necessary to travel. At the moment there is a six-month project in Singapore.
It is possible to continue with systems engineering and technical management. As an engineer you work on several projects. In this role you'll have direct contact
with the customer.