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Master Thesis 30HP: Large Scale Command and Control Solution bij Saab AB


As systems grow in deployment, so does the data it contains. Very large Command & Control systems handle multiple emergency services for a major region or a country with millions of inhabitants. The data contained in the solution could be every emergency call made for the last 2 years with millions of data records. At the same time, a system of such size needs 1000s of logged-in users with real-time access to that data and situational picture. In order to ensure the high availability of data in such a system data architecture is of prime importance.


Description of the master thesis

There are many aspects to this problem and a thesis should be scoped accordingly.

The two main aspects are:

Data storage 

  • How to handle the amount of data in an efficient manner. For instance comparing Database (relational/graph/document), ORM layer (nHibernate), Caching, Database optimisation, Data sharding.

Data distribution 

  • How to ensure all users have up-to-date information at all times.


Thesis goal:

  • Explain the technology

  • Explain how it can be used in command and control (C2) systems

  • Compare to the existing structure in Saab´s C2 system

  • Find bottleneck in the Saab C2 system

  • Develop an example application providing proof of concept

Your profile

We are looking for 1 or 2 master degree students with an interest in:

  • System architecture

  • Software Development

  • Large scale solutions

You are at the end of your master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent, and are eligible for your 30 HP degree project.

You will collaborate with experienced engineers and professionals in an environment that fosters career development and personal growth.


This position requires that you pass a security vetting based on the current regulations around/of security protection. For positions requiring security clearance, additional obligations on citizenship may apply.


What you will be a part of

Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 19,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world.


Business area Surveillance offers world-leading sensor technology in monitoring and decision support to protect against threats. The portfolio covers airborne, ground-based and naval radar, electronic warfare, C4I solutions, aviation systems and cyber security.


Contact information:

Niclas Stoldt, Recruiting Manager, 


Saab is a company with a strong people-orientation. We offer a friendly work environment where we support and help each other to be at our best.
Continuous learning, career & talent development and employee well-being are examples of areas where we always put the strongest effort to offer great opportunities.

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