Entry Level Software Test Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:20-050
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 09/24/2020
    • Years of Experience: College
    • Radford Job Code: 04722 Test Engineer
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Job Description

Kratos provides leading-edge capabilities for communication with satellites, spacecraft, missiles, and airborne platforms. From factory test to flight, from ground data networking to RF Links – commercial, intelligence, and defense users trust Kratos to solve their most difficult RF problems.  For a more complete overview of our capabilities see https://www.kratosdefense.com/

At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with fiscal and operational discipline. We work hard, we solve hard problems, and we look out for and take care of our customers, each other and our families. Protecting and enabling our nation and global customers through innovative aerospace solutions is what motivates us. We continually build trusted relationships with our peers, our partners and customers, and we take ownership for our actions—always striving to do the right thing.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Software Test Engineer in our Colorado Springs office!


Serve as team member participating in the verification and validation testing of software products. Develop automated, formalized test procedures ensuring compliance to customer and internal requirements and quality standards.


  • Write and develop software test procedures
  • Perform formal software testing to verify quality and reliability for product requirements
  • Conduct both automated and manual testing of applications
  • Complete test asset creation, test execution, error reporting, analysis and reporting on testing outcomes
  • Analyze and identify system defects through functional, regression, and performance testing.; appropriately escalating issues as defined by processes
  • Develop test software to be used in support of software testing activities (this can include software to support Factory Acceptance Testing)
  • Assist in writing requirements specifications, design, and test documents
  • Assist hardware and software integration tasks
  • Consult with hardware and software engineers to evaluate interfaces between hardware and software and operational and performance requirements of overall system

Experience and Skills

Required Experience:

  • B.S. in Engineering related degree.
  • Some working experience with test tools and frameworks and scripting (e.g. Python, NI TestStand, etc).
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills.
  • Strong diagnostic skills.
  • Organized, Task and Detail Oriented.

Preferred Knowledge:

  • Experience with Linux operating systems.
  • Experience writing, test plans, test procedures and executing test cases.
  • Able to write test cases based on different inputs (ie. Soft Reqs, Developers’ input, or Product Guide, team meeting, software incidents, customer reports, etc) 
  • Knowledge of Software Testing Practices and Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Use of digital and RF Test and Measurement Equipment
  • Experience using bug tracking and recording systems.
  • Experience with Networking and TCP/IP protocols.
  • Knowledge of Software Packaging.
  • Software Quality Assurance experience.
  • Knowledge of Software Builds.
  • Knowledge of satellite communications.

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.