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Chief Scientist

Job Tracking ID:  85347-276037
Location:   huntsville , AL
Job Type:  Temporary
Date Updated:  October 25, 2018
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Job Description:


As the Chief Scientist, serves as technical advisor to the Vice Presidents, Program Managers and the Technical/Engineering Staff concerning highly complex and specialized tasking critical to program success.  A highly skilled and extremely knowledgeable individual who has comprehensive knowledge of a specific technology, or technical/operational area critical to program success.  Individual possessing an advanced degree from an accredited university in a highly complex technical discipline and 20+ years of technical hands on experience within that discipline.


Experience and Skills:



  • Evaluates Directed Energy and other advanced systems, products and applications by overseeing or consulting on research programs.
  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert for Directed Energy within the company and for our Government customers
  • Consult on the integration of a complex pre-prototype weapon system. 
  • Assist in planning, coordination and execution of field testing and analysis.
  • Provide technical oversight of HEL and other advanced system development
  • Assist in developing requirements and procedures for a proposed weapon system
  • Support evaluation of collected atmospheric propagation data


Other Job Functions

  • Other related duties may be assigned
  • Provide on call support.
  • Work with members of the subcontractor team.
  • Take part in technical reviews.
  • Review proposals
  • Assist in preparation of proposals



  • Not applicable.



  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with the Kratos team
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules




  • MS Physics or Engineering Degree Required
  • PhD Physics or Engineering Degree Desired




  • Office environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Travel up to 25% of the time



Additional Information:
Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:  
Level of Education:   Masters Degree
Starting Date :   ASAP