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Staff Systems Engineer KTTS-19-021

Job Tracking ID:  KTTS-19-021
Location:   Lanham, MD
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  December 10, 2018
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Job Description:

Kratos Communications is a leader in the secure management, delivery and distribution of data and information from space and terrestrial-based platforms into networks for military, government and commercial satellite and aerospace customers. Our expert teams design and deliver innovative solutions combining customized products and services to address the specific needs of our partners, across any platform and any technology necessary to meet our customers needs. 


Our Lanham office is currently in the need of a Staff Systems Engineer who is involved in all phases of the development, configuration and testing and deployment of a satellite control system.  The Staff Systems Engineer also plans, conducts and supervises assignments/tasks engineers within a given project as required.


  •  Serves as technical lead with a high degree of knowledge in the area of a satellite control center operations and system engineering and has recognized expertise in this area
  • Has advanced knowledge and experience in the field of satellite operations relating to the design, implementation and support of satellite control center hardware and software

  • Plans, conducts and supervises assignments/tasks within given project

  • Oversees and/or participates in the establishment of deliverable systems by executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of PC and server hardware, software, LAN and WAN networks and operating and system management systems including development of necessary documentation as required

  • Evaluates progress/results and recommends future direction on projects and Kratos-manufactured software to management

  • Works closely with customers and coworkers to provide guidance in the identification and resolution of problems; problem solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/or structure

  • Interprets, applies and communicates various rules/regulations and compliance requirements to project teams

  • Researches, evaluates and recommends computer equipment and 3rd party software; prepares purchase requisitions

  • Prepares and conducts formal test and customer training programs

  • Works independently or as a member of a project team on advanced software and or hardware projects

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

Experience and Skills:


Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required

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 and support development of project documentation

Ability to work independently or as a member of a team

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


Bachelors degree in electrical engineering or related technology field

Requires 3+ years systems engineering experience and/or satellite operations experience

Experience with EPOCH IPS and the deployment and test of such systems highly desirable and with other control systems also desirable

Basic understanding of LAN/WAN networks

Experience with installation and configuration of Windows, Linux and VMWare based systems

Training and/or hands-on knowledge of satellite communications desired


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