Senior System Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-21-007
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 12/26/2020
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Radford Job Code: 05203 System Design/Architecture Engineer
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Job Description

Kratos is a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that is team oriented and relationship driven to foster innovation and creativity within the space industry. Our motto "Ready For What's Next" reflects a commitment to continually leveraging our technical and intellectual strengths for the ultimate success of our customers.


Kratos is a leader in satellite command and control solutions focused on DoD, Civil (NOAA/NASA), and classified customers. We are an agile and innovative solutions provider in that we integrate Kratos-developed products with 3rd party software, as well as design and develop new tools and applications to provide end-to-end systems that solve mission unique requirements.


  • Lead highly technical engineering teams on challenging RF focused projects
  • Develop and implement technical baselines

  • Develop, analyze, and allocate requirements for RF collection and analysis systems

  • Provide technical advice to our customers on architectures and potential solutions in a multi-level secure environment.

  • Properly implement processes and solutions in a classified environment

  • Develop concepts for moving data from sensor to user

  • Interface directly with customers to ensure project requirements are met and ensure our performance exceeds customer expectations

  • Interact with and task vendors

  • Develop and deliver effective customer presentations (design reviews, status reports, kickoff meetings, test plans) demonstrating an ability to communicate comfortably at a system level

  • Develop and implement risk strategies

  • Travel as necessary to attend conferences and customer meetings

  • Be a strong team player



Experience and Skills


  • Candidate will have Bachelor of Science degree in a related technical discipline and 10 or more years of practical experience in technology or engineering applications.
  • Prior experience in system engineering leadership roles.
  • Working knowledge of space systems, including ground systems, satellite command and control, RF systems, and system development processes.
  • Direct experience with DoD space acquisition processes and programs.
  • Experience with Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

U.S. Citizenship and a top secret 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 $120k-$170k 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