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Software Engineer IV - Active Clearance Required

Job Tracking ID:  85347-276709
Location:   Roseville, CA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  November 15, 2018
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Job Description:


  • Requires an active U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level and ability to maintain an active U.S. security clearance (requires U.S. Citizenship). 

Develops product software using software engineering best-practices, while adhering to Kratos policies and procedures.


  • Ensures customer satisfaction.
  • Analyses and decomposes system, and subsystem requirements and specifications collaboratively with other engineering disciplines.
  • Writes software requirements specifications, software test descriptions, design descriptions, test reports, and progress reports.
  • Designs, implements, tests, and documents software according to specifications
  • Prepares and presents design review material in support of technical interchange meetings.
  • Participates in code reviews, verifies software change specification compliance, and records review and verification results.
  • Supports flight testing, data reduction, analysis, and reporting. 
  • Participates in software effort planning and estimation activities.
  • Participates in tracking and reporting progress on assignments.
  • Supports collection of software development metrics and continuous improvement processes.
  • Complies with established Kratos business policies and procedures.
  • Follows safety policies and guidelines.
  • Ensures that the work area and equipment are kept clean.


Software Engineer IV

  • May act as Lead Engineer per procedure for very complex projects as assigned by their Manager.
  • Acts as Test Director when necessary.
  • Prepares and presents design review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers.
  • Plans projects and executes to the plan with attention to detail.
  • Provides direction and oversight, both technically and programmatically, to Software Engineers.
  • Manages the engineering teams effort and time within the budget and schedule provided for the task.
  • Reports project status periodically (actual budget/schedule vs. proposed budget/schedule).
  • Reports progress in meeting customer requirements periodically.
  • Mentors Level I-III Software Engineers. 

Other Job Functions (all levels)

  • Other duties may be assigned




  • Demonstrated understanding of Object Oriented programming principles.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the specific characteristics and requirements of real-time software and systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of classic software development life-cycle.
  • Ability to analyze and clearly document software requirements.
  • Ability to travel as necessary to perform job duties.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally to meet program requirements.
  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules
  • Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel
  • Must have an active U.S. security clearance.


Experience and Skills:


Software Engineer IV     

  • Requires BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other Engineering, Mathematics, or Science discipline, with appropriate software coursework and/or experience.
  • Expert level fluency with 11+ years experience in real-time C/C++ development.
  • Expert fluency with dynamic memory management.
  • Experience integrating components built in multiple languages for multiple target environments.
  • Experience with hardware/software integration.

Additional Desirable Skills:

  • 6+ years experience leading small teams of engineers in software development projects.
  • Masters Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other Engineering Discipline with relevant software development training and experience.
  • Coursework or other experience with MatLab / Simulink, or other system modeling.
  • Familiarity with aerodynamic concepts and principles.


  • Office and manufacturing 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
  • May require occasional travel.
  • May work extended hours or weekends.
  • Requires an active U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level and ability to maintain an active U.S. security clearance (requires U.S. Citizenship). 


Additional Information:
Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:   More than 10 Years
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   ASAP