Cleared Senior C++ Software Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-20-118
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 12/21/2020
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Radford Job Code: 05163-05164
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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 back-end senior software engineer to join our team. This team is composed of software developers, DSP experts, 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 leading teams to develop real-time data transport and processing systems for satellite communications using C++ and is excited to work on SDA solutions.

Job duties include:

  • Use C++, Java, and other languages along with object oriented design to create software systems

  • Design, develop, integrate, and test algorithms and systems for satellite communications and SDA solutions including RF monitoring, interference detection, geolocation, RF passive ranging, maneuver detection, custody, and precision ephemeris.

  • Guide and mentor junior engineers and drive the creation of elegant, maintainable software

  • Decompose customer requirements into technical solutions

  • Collaborate with other software 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

  • 10 years of software development experience

  • Experience with commercial, civil, and/or federal satellite communications, i.e. OSI layers 1, 2, and 3.

  • Demonstrated technical leadership throughout the full software lifecycle

  • Proficiency in C++

  • Experience writing software algorithms that operate on raw buffers of data

  • Experience with Object Oriented design

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with multithreaded software

  • 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 cloud deployment and microservice architectures

  • 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 $100k-$150k 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