Satellite Operations Software Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:21-051
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 08/16/2021
    • Years of Experience: 2+
    • Radford Job Code: 6402-06403 Information Systems Engineer
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Job Description

Kratos Space 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. 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. We bring both the capability and confidence that our customers value and depend on. 

Kratos is a trusted global satellite ground system, communications monitoring, interference detection and network management company. We are seeking a Network Deployment Engineer to join our services delivery team.

Job Duties and Responsibilities include:
• Primary responsibility for deploying new and supporting existing operational Solutions tool sets, scripts, software, and services.
• Respond to unplanned service impacting escalations from operations 24/7, by providing SME guidance and/or hands on / remote troubleshooting ensuring Reason for Outage is discovered and service is restored as quickly as possible.
• Identify, capture, and distribute root cause analysis and fixes/work arounds to systemic problems impacting customer SLA’s and service delivery.
• Identify and produce procedures and training for operations to distribute technical knowledge, enabling quicker fixes and minimizing impact to customer services
• As a liaison to the Software Dev Team you will ensure all designs leverage common architectures and services that can meet key design criteria (Availability, Recoverability, Scalability, & Performance characteristics) and can be properly supported by operations teams and meeting customer SLA’s.
• Schedule and lead / perform change windows when needed for upgrades, fixes, or introducing new services to the network, all while minimizing risk to existing services.
• Test, validate, and accept new solutions, and transition those solutions to live 24x7 operations.
• Gather, analyze, accept, store, and share documentation received during Service Design and created during Service Testing / Deployment.

Experience and Skills


• 2 or more years’ experience developing Services and Application using Java, TypeScript, and Angular
• 2 or more years’ experience scripting, using languages like Bash, PowerShell or Python
• 2 or more years’ experience developing software, microservices, APIs, RESTful web services in a Docker environment
• 1 or more years' experience with a version control system like git (Bitbucket preferred)
• Experience with troubleshooting complex distributed environments and taking corrective actions to ensure availability
• Experience assessing legacy systems, discovering the details surrounding the system to support or re-build existing capabilities
• Signing and abiding by non-disclosure agreements for supporting select Services Customers is required
• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science related technical discipline or equivalent professional experience
• Secret Clearance required
• US Citizenship required

• Experience with Satellite Communication Technologies in an Operations environment
• Experience with Cloud Technologies, such as: AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform
• Experience working with or within ITIL, DevOps, and Agile methodologies, CI/CD
• Experience with languages, such as: SQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C#
• Experience in the development and management of Service orientated solutions is a plus

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. Kratos is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

Competitive salary based on experience and education
Salary Range $67k-$103k per year


• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
• Life Insurance
• Short Term Disability
• Long Term Disability
• Employee Assistance Program
• 401k Savings Plan
• Employee Stock Purchase Plan
• Paid Time Off
• Education Assistance Program
• Relocation possible