Systems Test Lead

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-20-109
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 06/22/2020
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Radford Job Code: 02182
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Job Description

Kratos is a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that is team oriented and relationship driven to foster innovation and creativity within the space industry. Our motto "From Strength to Success" reflects a commitment to continually leveraging our technical and intellectual strengths for the ultimate success of our customers. The Federal Solutions Group is a leader in satellite command and control solutions focused on DoD, Civil (NOAA/NASA), and classified customers. We are an agile and innovative solutions provider in that we integrate Kratos-developed products with 3rd party software, as well as design and develop new tools and applications to provide end-to-end systems that solve mission unique requirements.

The qualified candidate will be part of a team responsible for testing COTS applications, custom software, and satellite specific data products in an integrated environment for the latest evolution in satellite ground systems. Applications are hosted on multiple platforms to include Windows, Solaris, and Linux. System enhancement applications are hosted on Oracle Linux platforms which serve as virtual machines. Primary responsibilities include preparing and executing formal acceptance tests as well as evaluating software maintenance changes. Collaboration with developers and integrators is integral in determining appropriate validation and regression tests for execution. Effective communication of test status is required during test periods. Application of software CM practices is crucial in this position.   Supporting the on-site technical advisory team with user acceptance testing and problem diagnosis is a secondary responsibility.  

Experience and Skills


-Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Information Technology or related technical field; equivalent experience may be considered.

-Current Security+ certification desired; required within 6 months of hire.

-Minimum of 10 years of Systems related experience.

-Satellite operations or related support experience.

-Command and Control Consolidated (CCS-C) satellite experience for DSCS, WGS, Milstar, or AEHF.

-Candidate must be self-motivated and capable of working independently and with others.

-Candidate must be able to articulate technical concepts orally and in written form.

-Software coding skills.

-Familiarity with EPOCH product suite.

-Knowledge of Air Force Test Regulations and experience in Air Force formal testing is a plus.

-Previous supervisory experience is a plus.

-Active Secret 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.