Entry Level Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:20-052
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 12/21/2020
    • Years of Experience: College
    • Radford Job Code: 05092 Digital Signal Processing Engineer
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Job Description

Kratos is a leading supplier of ground signal processing systems (RF, DSP, and digital domains) for satellite operations including custom design, integration, factory test, on-site installation, support to satellite operations, and sustainment. Our technology also supports non-space applications.

We have an exciting opportunity for a DSP Engineer.


This position will...

Research, develop and implement new RF signal processing algorithms for satellite communication and signal identification applications. 

Maintain technical project responsibility for assigned tasks, provide technical oversight of vendors and subcontractors, and work closely with management to provide status on progress on project development tasks.

Support business development activities and technical customer engagements in support of signal processing products and initiatives.

Provide technical support as required to internal research and development projects.

Prepare, deliver, and submit technical papers and perform engineering studies in support of both internal projects and business development activities.

Experience and Skills

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess a genuine passion for engineering and technology that transcends day-to-day work responsibilities and obligations
  • Be a self-starter, capable of independently identifying, diagnosing, and resolving issues across multiple domains (hardware, firmware, software, algorithms, etc.) without significant oversight or supervision
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering field.
  • Strong written/verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • 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
  • US citizenship with ability to obtain a government security clearance

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in VHDL, Verilog, or real-time signal processing software development (e.g. C/C++, Java)
  • Familiarity with SATCOM links and basic RF design skills, satellite ground system architectures, and testing methodologies as applied to the integration and test of communication systems
  • Familiarity with the Linux operating system and associated development tools
  • Experience working in an agile software development environment (e.g. git/Jira/Bamboo)
  • Familiarity with packet-switched networks (e.g. TCP/IP) and related protocol analysis tools (e.g. Wireshark)

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 $70k-$78k 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