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Firmware Engineer

Job Tracking ID:  RTL:19-044
Location:   Colorado Springs, CO
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  October 28, 2019
Radford Job Code: 05211-05216
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Job Description:


Kratos is a trusted global satellite ground systems, communications monitoring, RF interference detection and network management company. Kratos is in the process of evolving and growing our SATCOM enterprise service management product offerings to better serve our government customer base. 


Kratos is a leading supplier of ground signal processing systems (RF, DSP, and digital domains) for satellite operations including factory test, launch, business operations, and assured mission capabilities. Our technology also supports non-space applications.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Firmware Engineer!

Experience and Skills:

The qualified candidate will:


•Develop, integrate, and test real time firmware applications to support various Kratos products.

•Design and develop firmware/software in support of new product development and custom deliveries.

•Work directly with customers and Kratos engineers to perform requirements analysis/design trade-offs and develop solutions in accordance with system/product architectures.

•Work with program management to scope and estimate new efforts as needed.

•Use VHDL to implement real-time communications processing for tactical and network communications products.


Required Experience:


•Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field.

•5-10 years of related experience.

•Significant VHDL experience targeting Xilinx and/or Altera devices.

•Must be able to work closely in a small engineering team which will include other software engineers, FPGA firmware, RF hardware, system hardware, and test engineers.

•Working knowledge of RF communications, real-time waveform processing, and/or Software Defined Radios is a plus.

•Experience with common engineering test equipment such as oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers are a plus.


U.S. Citizenship and ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required.



Kratos offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Qualified applicants apply on-line at EOE M/F/D/V Please, no phone calls, agencies or recruiters.


Additional Information:
Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings:   4
Years of Experience:   Less than one Year
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   ASAP