Test engineer Job at Kratos Defense, Colorado Springs, CO

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  • Kratos Defense
  • Colorado Springs, CO

Job Description

Job Description:


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At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with discipline. We work hard, and take care of our customers, employees, and families. Recognized as thought leaders in our industry, we are motivated by creating and delivering innovative solutions to our nation and global customers. Kratos is looking for a mid to senior level SATCOM Test Engineer to support various technical projects and programs.

Kratos provides leading-edge capabilities for communication with satellites. This ranges 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

This SATCOM Test Engineer position is a great opportunity based in Colorado Springs, CO.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Taking system operational requirements and developming testing to validate the system meets the system requirements for ground station SATCOM equipment
  • Work with our engineering experts to provide technical advice to our customers on architectures and potential solutions
  • Effectively work with a cross functional engineering team
  • Properly manage proprietary and sensitive information and activities
  • Interface directly with customers to ensure project requirements are properly defined and delivery expectations are met
  • Travel as necessary to attend conferences and customer meetings
  • Be a strong team player to the project team and to the organization

Willing to travel to provide customer support (typically 10% travel)

Required to either be able to obtain a TS/SCI, or currently have a TS/SCI

Experience and Skills:

  • Batchelor of Science in a technical discipline (Electrical, Mechanical, Computer or related degree) and at least 5 years relevant work or 8 years operational experience (willing to consider a range of work and educational levels)
  • Willingness to learn, take ownership, and deliver high-quality results in an unstructured environment
  • Prior experience in Satellite avionics hardware and software integration and testing
  • Experience using Test and Measurement equipment (Oscilliscope, Signal Generator, Power Meters, Spectrum & Network Analyzers, ..)
  • Working knowledge of space systems, including ground systems, satellite command and control, RF systems, and system development processes.
  • Experience decomposing system requirements, and generating and executing test plans and procedures, and automating test procedures
  • Experience working with modems, signal converters, C-code, and script languages, such as Python, to automate testing
  • Experience with satellite and or space vehicle command and telemetry systems
  • Experience in supporting and generating information for PDR, CDR, & TRR, and generating requirement verification documentation
  • A self-starter and able to work in a fast paced execution environment, with small and large engineering project teams (an absolute must)

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

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Knowledge and Experience using MS Excel & Word
  • Atlassian Tools (Jira and Confluence specifically)
  • Familiarity with FFP and CP types of contracts
  • Experience with Agile program execution methodologies

#LI-Hybrid

Competitive salary based on experience and education
Salary Range: $105,000-$155,000

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.

Job Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Coverage
  • Life/ADD & Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Paid Time-Off (PTO)
  • Holidays
  • Education Reimbursement
Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos Defense is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
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If you require an accommodation to navigate or apply to our careers site, please send your request to HRAccessibility@kratosdefense.com or call 858-964-2916. Any inquires not related to requesting an accommodation will be discarded.

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From: Kratos Defense

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