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Saab Defense and Security USA LLC (SDAS) provides solutions and technology that are at the core of defense and homeland security. SDAS provides an excellent working environment, offering advancement and professional growth opportunities, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. SDAS is headquartered in Syracuse, NY and is comprised of four business units:
Saab Sensor Systems (S3) is a rapidly growing business unit located in Syracuse, NY operating within S3 is the U.S. division supporting the global Saab Surface Based Sensors business unit. S3 is focused on design, development, integration, test, deployment and whole life support of surveillance sensor systems primarily for aerospace and defense industry partners, and U.S. Government agencies.
Training and Simulation in Orlando, FL is the U.S. division operating in support of the global Saab Training and Simulation Business unit based in Husqvarna, Sweden. Training and Simulation provides world class land based Live, laser based Training and Simulation and Targetry products to the U.S. ARMY, Industry Primes, and Special Operations customers.
Saab Barracuda USA LLC in Lillington, NC is the U.S. office operating in support of the global Saab Barracuda Signature Management Business unit based in Gamelby, Sweden. Barracuda is the world’s leading provider of world class textile based signature management products and capabilities for camouflage, solar shade, and energy management applications.
Support and Services in Ashburn, VA is primarily the U.S. business unit supporting the global business unit responsible for support and maintenance of Saab’s commercial (340 and 2000) airplane fleet. Support and Services provides full lifecycle support and maintenance to the North and South American Saab 340 and 2000 customers. In addition Support and Services provides depot and logistics support for the rest of SDAS operations.
Because SDAS’s ultimate parent company, Saab AB, is not a U.S. entity, SDAS operates under a Special Security Agreement (“SSA”) with the U.S. Department of Defense. The SSA enables SDAS to participate in many classified programs and contracts by providing the company with a US Government approved legal and administrative framework within which Foreign Ownership Control and Influence (FOCI) risks are effectively mitigated.
In this newly created role as General Counsel, the successful candidate will handle all legal issues affecting Saab Defense and Security USA LLC (SDAS). The primary focus will be on compliance and negotiation of the Company’s U.S. Government contracts, including close support of a staff of Contract and Subcontract professionals. This position will support all four divisions of SDAS, and to the extent permitted by the SSA, provide advice and guidance to the rest of the Saab group. The General Counsel will consult with and retain outside counsel as needed for litigation, and other specialized matters. This role will also be responsible for the Export Control function.
As a solo practitioner, the ideal candidate must be a generalist, willing and able to perform all manner of routine and unglamorous tasks. The General Counsel will engage with and establish relationships with personnel in all areas of the Company and, to the extent permitted by the SSA, its affiliates. To the extent permitted by the SSA, this individual will interact with Saab AB’s General Counsel and Legal Department, business colleagues in Sweden, and elsewhere in the Saab Group. As a Vice President and member of the Company’s management group, the General Counsel will report directly to the Company’s President and CEO, and provide the legal viewpoint to our decision-making process. Due to a lean management group, this position will take on miscellaneous assignments as required, propose initiatives to reduce legal and business risks, and maximize the Company’s success. This role will also serve as the Company’s Secretary and on the SDAS Ethics and Corporate Responsibility Council.
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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 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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