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Principal Engineer/Scientist

Job Tracking ID:  85347-271575
Location:   Dahlgren, VA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  January 11, 2019
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Job Description:

Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services is currently seeking a Principal Engineer/Scientist to plan, direct, coordinate and control research or engineering activities for laser/E-O systems.  Other duties include:

  • Perform system analytical and performance studies.
  • Perform software and hardware definition analysis.
  • Perform software & hardware development of prototypes, subsystems and system tools.
  • Perform modeling and simulation engineering.
  • Perform Laser/E-O development, integration, testing and evaluation.
  • Perform all aspects of laboratory and field testing, including setting test goals, developing test methodologies, organizing and conducting tests, reducing test data and analyzing results.
  • Produce technical reports on findings, provide system data collection and analysis, and conduct technical documentation reviews.
  • Report critical finds to military and DoD civilian leadership.
  • Transition replacement personnel per SOP.
Experience and Skills:

Successful candidate must have:

  • Experience on U.S. Navy and Joint Laser/Electro-Optical Systems research and development programs is preferred.
  • Demonstrated abilities to interface with the Navy/Marines/Joint to develop and support technical positions, to justify technical recommendations, and to write technical publications.
  • Intimate familiarity with lab processes and work flow.
  • Masters Degree MS in Electrical Engineering or relevant equivalent technical engineering degree, or equivalent professional experience performing in a technically relevant engineering field.
  • Ten (10) years of experience developing, designing, integrating, and testing laser/EO systems. Demonstrated ability to plan, direct, coordinate, and control research or engineering activities for laser/EO systems. This includes applying expertise to solving technical problems that arise from the design, development, and integration of laser/EO systems.
  • Five (5) years of experience with U.S. Navy or other armed services laser/EO systems research and development programs.
  • Must  be a U.S. Citizen and have active DoD Secret clearance.

Additional Information:
Job Level:   Any
Number of Openings:   4
Years of Experience:   More than 10 Years
Level of Education:   Masters Degree
Starting Date :   ASAP