Jr. Software Development Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-21-018
    • 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: Less Than 1 Year
    • Radford Job Code: 05162 Software Engineer
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Job Description

Kratos is a leader in assured aerospace communication solutions and services. We are cutting-edge innovators and creative problem solvers working collaboratively to solve our customers’ toughest challenges. We are a trusted partner—driven by doing the right thing and achieving maximum success for our customers, our partners and ourselves.

Kratos is valued for our ability to design and deliver leading edge, resilient solutions for aerospace communication, control, awareness and mission success across a continuum of offerings—from commercial to tailored custom solutions and integrated programs. Customers trust us to stay relevant and know we are in it for the long-haul. We bring both the capability and confidence that our customers value and depend on. And, we always deliver.

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 doing the right thing.

We are seeking an entry level software development engineer for our Federal Software Engineering and Data Products Development team. The position includes support of dynamic, fast-paced projects that span all phases of the software development lifecycle, including design, development, test, and customer support.  As part of a small team, this developer will participate in the development and maintenance of various data products for various satellite programs to include the following:

-           API

-           Compass

-           Database

-           Human Machine Interface GUIs

-           Mission Unique Software

-           Orbital Analysis

-           Simulation

-           Task Automated Operations

The ideal candidate has experience with satellite telemetry and commanding, including software development in EPOCH Product Suite and OASYS. This candidate must be self-motivated, work well independently and as part of a larger team, be a self-learner, have strong attention to detail, and be able to adhere to strict timelines. Experience with software development life cycle is also required. Candidate must be able to quickly and efficiently generate estimates and status of design efforts, including materials (such as presentation slides), for use internally as well as with customers. Good written and oral communication skills strongly desired.

Experience and Skills


Candidate should possess a four year degree or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics. Additionally, the candidate must have experience with software development in the following areas:

-           Development Lifecycle

-           Microsoft Product Suite

-           Software Version Control

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.



Three or more years experience in satellite telemetry, commanding and software development to include the following areas:

-           EPOCH Product Suite

-           Git Version Control

-           OASYS (Orbital Analysis System)

-           MILSATCOM Operations Experience

-            Scripting/Programming (Perl, C, Shell, Batch, etc)

-           Software Regression Testing


This position is available in the Colorado Springs, CO area.

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 $55k-$65k 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
• Education Assistance Program