Program Manager-COS

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-20-108
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/14/2021
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Radford Job Code: 02264-02265 Project/Progrm (Design) Mgr
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Job Description

Kratos provides leading-edge capabilities for communication with satellites, spacecraft, missiles, and airborne platforms. From factory test to flight, from ground data networking to RF Links – commercial, intelligence, and defense users trust Kratos to solve their most difficult RF problems.  For a more complete overview of our capabilities see

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 nation and global customers through innovative aerospace solutions is what motivates us. We continually build trusted relationships with our peers, our partners and customers, and we take ownership for our actions—always striving to do the right thing.

The Project Management position is an exciting opportunity based in Colorado Springs, CO that encompasses dimensions of Project Management and leadership with knowledge of Systems Development, Engineering, and Integration.  The successful candidate will work directly with the Kratos Space Federal team, including engineering, finance, program management, and business development.  Our project managers team with our functional managers to develop long term visions in strategic business pursuits, successfully create solutions for executing programs, and expand our business pipeline by listening and responding to current and potential customer needs.

  • Lead highly technical engineering teams developing and implementing new ground segment capabilities. 
  • Directly manage the core staff on space program(s).
  • Manage project technical and business baselines. 
  • Provide PM support to other projects as necessary.
  • Work with our engineering experts to provide technical advice to our customers on architectures and potential solutions.
  • Collaborate with functional / resource managers (matrix organization) to allocate staff resources and identify resource needs.
  • Properly manage classified information and activities.
  • Manage the capture of new business for existing and new customer accounts – including supporting or leading proposal efforts.
  • Pursue business development opportunities that employ products and/or broader end-to-end solutions.
  • Interface directly with customers to ensure project requirements are met and guarantee our performance exceeds customer expectations.
  • Manage sub-contractors and vendors, as applicable.
  • Develop and deliver effective customer presentations (design reviews, status reports, kickoff meetings, test plans) demonstrating an ability to communicate comfortably at a system level.
  • Report on project financial performance and schedule performance to senior management on a monthly basis.
  • Travel as necessary to attend conferences and customer meetings.
  • Be a strong team player.

Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor of Science degree in a related technical discipline, technical degree preferred. May consider equivalent experience in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of 10 or more year’s of practical experience in technology or engineering applications
  • Prior experience in Project Management or Technical Leadership roles
  • Prior experience in classified environments
  • Knowledge and experience with Enterprise Ground System (EGS) programs, concepts, or technologies
  • Working knowledge of space systems, including ground systems, satellite command and control, RF systems, and system development processes
  • Direct experience managing within different FFP and T&M contract vehicles
  • Direct experience with DoD space acquisition processes and programs
  • Project Management Certification PMP (desired)
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Travel required
  • Active TS clearance required
  • Position located in Colorado Springs, CO

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. Kratos is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

Competitive salary based on experience and education
Salary Range $152k-$173k per year


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance Program