Kratos is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled.

All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos 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.

Disability Accessibility Accommodation

If you require an accommodation to navigate or apply to our careers site, please send your request to: or call 858-964-2916.
Any inquires not related to requesting an accommodation will be discarded.

Associate Systems Engineer KTTS -19-020

Job Tracking ID:  KTTS-19-020
Location:   Lanham, MD
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  December 10, 2018
Invite a friend
facebook LinkedIn Twitter Email
Job Description:

Kratos Communications focuses its expertise and energy on building products that provide system solutions for the entire satellite life cycle. We've developed more satellite ground system solutions for the entire satellite life cycle.  Our products currently fly satellites from every major manufacturer in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Kratos Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE/M/F/D/V.

Our Lanham office has an opportunity available for an Associate Systems Engineer. The Associate Systems Engineer is involved in all phases of the development process and participates in the establishment of the system and maintains the system performance.  The Associate Systems Engineer works to assist the Sr. Systems Engineer with preparing users and by providing references and support.


  • Be involved in all phases of the development process including: design, coding, testing, and related support activities

  • Participate in the establishment of the system by executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of PC and server hardware, software, LAN and WAN networks and operating and system management systems

  • Maintain system performance by performing system monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning

  • Troubleshoot system hardware, software, networks and operating and system management systems

  • Design and run system load/stress testing

  • Escalate application problems to vendor

  • Assist Sr. Systems Engineer with preparing users by designing and conducting training programs

  • Provide references and support to Sr. Systems Engineer

  • Study information from suppliers regarding materials and components to be utilized

  • Discuss systems problems with managers and users to determine their exact nature.

  • Define the goals of the system and the steps necessary to achieve them

  • Use techniques such as structured analysis, mathematical model building, and cost analysis to plan the system and needed modifications

  • Determine necessary data to be entered, processing procedures, and structures the output to achieve users' needs

  • Prepare diagrams and exhibits to explain the proposed system to managers and users in understandable format

  • Prepare a cost-benefit analysis to determine whether implementation of system is financially feasible

  • After acceptance of proposal, draw up specifications, diagrams, and charts for programmers to follow in writing software instructions


Experience and Skills:


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

Creative mind to troubleshoot, find, and resolve problems

Ability to report prototype or product flaws diplomatically and suggest necessary changes in a positive manner

Good analytical abilities coupled

Excellent written and verbal skills to explain technical information to managers and system users

Ability to work independently or as a member of a team

Ability to apply sound object-oriented design methodologies

Ability to create and animate MIMIC diagrams based upon satellite payload documentation  




Bachelors degree in electrical engineering or related technology field


Requires 0-3 years of systems engineering experience


Basic understanding of LAN/WAN networks


Requires willingness and ability to travel outside the United States for five to seven weeks a year


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