Software Engineer

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Colorado Springs, CO

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Colorado Springs, CO
30+ days ago


Job Description

Kratos is a trusted global satellite ground systems, communications monitoring, interference detection and network management company. As we extend our satellite communication services and product offerings to new customers, we are seeking a software engineer to join our team. This team is composed of software developers, DSP experts, SDA (Satellite Domain Awareness) and RF experts. Their mission is designing and implementing software, hardware, and cloud-based computing systems to process and deliver satellite communication and ground test equipment solutions.

An ideal candidate will have current experience implementing algorithms in C++ and Java in a Linux environment and is excited to work on Satellite C2, ground communication & test equipment, and SDA solutions.

 Job duties include:

  • Use C++, Java, and other languages along with object oriented design to create software systems

  • Design, develop, integrate, and test algorithms and systems for SDA, satellite communication and test solutions, including RF monitoring, interference detection, geolocation, RF passive ranging, maneuver detection, custody, and precision ephemeris.

  • Decompose customer requirements into technical solutions

  • Experience with the various satellite communication protocols and frequencies, coding, decoding, loopback validation and filtering

  • Collaborate with other software engineers, subject matter experts, and system architects to implement algorithms into operational software

  • Travel as necessary to attend customer meetings and support deployed systems. Travel not to exceed 10%.

Experience and Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • US Citizenship

  • Bachelors Degree in related technical discipline
  • 5 years of software development experience

  • Proficiency in C++ or Java (both preferred)

  • Experience with Angular UI development

  • Familiarity with Linux

  • Experience writing software algorithms

  • Experience with Object Oriented design

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with multithreaded software

  • Familiarity with any of the following is a plus: adaptive filtering, spectral analysis, LPI/LPD waveforms, TDMA waveforms, SIGINT, geolocation, RF channel modeling, beam-forming, orbital mechanics, satellite operations, space situational awareness, GPS signal processing, electronic warfare, cyber warfare, etc.

  • Familiarity with cloud deployment and micro-service architectures

  • Familiarity with the Linux operating system and associated development tools

  • Experience in GUI development and implementation

  • Experience in software architecture design, implementation and verification

  • Experience with Satellite communications and or ground station operations

U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required.

Kratos offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Kratos is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of diversity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and strongly encourage minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please, no phone calls, agencies or recruiters.

Salary Range $90k-$140k per year


·       Medical

·       Dental

·       Vision

·       Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)

·       Life Insurance

·       Short Term Disability

·       Long Term Disability

·       Employee Assistance Program

·       401k

·       Employee Stock Purchase Plan

·       PTO

·       Education Assistance Program


About the Company

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized Technology Company providing mission critical products, solutions and services for United States National Security. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems, satellite communications, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, hypersonic systems, directed and high power energy systems, electromagnetic railgun, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,100. Substantially all of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location.

1,500 to 1,999 employees
Aerospace and Defense