Cleared DSP Software Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-20-117
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 12/21/2020
    • Years of Experience: 3+
    • Radford Job Code: 05092-05094
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Job Description

Kratos is a trusted global satellite ground systems, communications monitoring, interference detection and network management company. As we extend our Space Domain Awareness (SDA) services and product offerings to new customers, we are seeking a DSP software engineer to join our team. This team is composed of software developers, DSP engineers, communications engineers, and SDA and RF experts. Their mission is designing and implementing software, hardware, and cloud-based computing systems to process and deliver RF SDA data products.

An ideal candidate will have past experience developing real-time DSP software systems and is excited to work on SDA and communication system solutions.

 Job duties include:

  • Research, develop, and implement algorithms and systems for SDA solutions including carrier and symbol tracking loops, RF monitoring, interference detection, geolocation, RF passive ranging, maneuver detection, custody, and precision ephemeris.

  • Design and implement DSP-based carrier and symbol tracking loops for satellite communications

  • Decompose customer requirements into technical solutions

  • Collaborate with software engineers, other DSP engineers, subject matter experts, and system architects to implement algorithms into operational software

  • Travel as necessary to attend customer meetings and support deployed systems. Travel not to exceed 10%.

Experience and Skills

Required Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance

  • 3 years of experience building or maintaining real-time DSP systems

  • Proficiency in real-time signal processing software development

  • Familiarity with modulation and coding techniques as well as tracking loops

  • Exhibit a working knowledge of the design and implementation of signal processing and digital communications systems, relative to terrestrial and satellite communication systems

  • Possess experience with Matlab, GNURadio, or a similar environment

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with any of the following is a plus: adaptive filtering, spectral analysis, LPI/LPD waveforms, TDMA waveforms, SIGINT, geolocation, RF channel modeling, beamforming, orbital mechanics, satellite operations, space situational awareness, GPS signal processing, electronic warfare, cyber warfare, etc.

  • Familiarity with the Linux operating system and associated development tool

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.

Salary Range $75k-$125k 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
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program