Hardware Engineering Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:20-006
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 01/24/2020
    • Years of Experience: 3+
    • Radford Job Code: 05024
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Job Description

Kratos Space is a leader in assured aerospace communication solutions and services. We are cutting-edge innovators and creative problem solvers working collaboratively to solve our customers’ toughest challenges. Kratos is valued for our ability to design and deliver leading edge, resilient solutions for aerospace communication, control, awareness and mission success across a continuum of offerings—from commercial to tailored custom solutions and integrated programs. We bring both the capability and confidence that our customers value and depend on.


At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with fiscal and operational discipline. We work hard, we solve hard problems, and we look out for and take care of our customers, each other and our families. Protecting and enabling our customer’s communication systems through innovative aerospace solutions is what motivates us.

We look forward to working with open, honest, caring and passionate individuals that want to bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills to help us continue to build a great company.

We have an opportunity for a Hardware Engineering Manager.


Responsibilities Include:

The candidate will supervise 5-7 employees supporting hardware programs. The successful candidate will clearly demonstrate strong leadership skills to achieve sustainable top performance through hiring, mentoring and growing talent. He/she will have a track record as an effective communicator and problem solver who is able to develop and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to ethics and integrity, and the capability to innovate while challenging traditional ways of doing business. Demonstrated abilities to build diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement, including mentoring and coaching, are a must. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required and the ideal candidate will have demonstrated success collaborating and leading Hardware Engineering teams.

Experience and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant STEM discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be experienced in broad aspects of the engineering development lifecycle
  • At least 3 years of experience in a technical leadership role
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • High proficiency of technical problem solving
  • Experience with mixed signal (RF and Digital) PCB design.
  • Familiarity with Regulatory Compliance such as CE, FCC and UL


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Prior experience leading a cross functional hardware design team
  • Prior experience with supply chain and vendor management
  • Prior experience as a functional manager / supervisor of technical employees
  • Prior engineering experience in support of Overhead Persistent Infrared systems or other Ballistic Missile Defense or Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance system
  • Current Security Clearance

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

Kratos offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Kratos is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of diversity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and strongly encourage minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please, no phone calls, agencies or recruiters.