Network Engineering Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: KSTC-21-013
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 12/26/2020
    • Years of Experience: 4+
    • Radford Job Code: 06473 Network Engineer
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Job Description

Kratos is a leader in assured aerospace communication solutions and services. We are cutting-edge innovators and creative problem solvers working collaboratively to solve our customers’ toughest challenges. We are a trusted partner—driven by doing the right thing and achieving maximum success for our customers, our partners and ourselves.


Kratos is valued for our ability to design and deliver leading edge, resilient solutions for aerospace communication, control, awareness and mission success across a continuum of offerings—from commercial to tailored custom solutions and integrated programs. Customers trust us to stay relevant and know we are in it for the long-haul. We bring both the capability and confidence that our customers value and depend on. And, we always deliver.


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 doing the right thing.



The successful candidate will work with a small team responsible for system engineering across multiple programs with respect to SATCOM, ground and SDA, including the highly successful Command and Control Consolidated System, now enhanced with virtualization and other various IA/Cybersecurity features.



  • Design network configurations, support network installation upgrades, perform network troubleshooting, monitor and improve network performance, and system documentation updates.
  • Support network cybersecurity implementation and improvements.
  • Maintain network configuration of development labs
  • Prepare and present system network documentation, technical network issues, and reports to government and military officials.
  • Collaborate with system and cybersecurity engineers to support and implement cybersecurity policies and ensure security compliance objectives are met from a network perspective.
  • Work closely with multiple disciplines including developers, test, cybersecurity, and on-site user support personnel to support system updates, analyze and resolve system network issues, and ensure project objectives are met in a rapid response environment.


Experience and Skills

Active DoD Secret clearance required.  

The ideal candidate has 4+ years of experience in network engineering in a classified environment.  Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. citizenship is required.


  • Should possess a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Masters of Engineering or other engineering equivalent.
  • Technical experience with Cisco network devices, VMWare, virtual networks, network design and implementation, network troubleshooting, and cybersecurity integration.
  • Candidate must be self-motivated and capable of leading projects consisting of multiple groups of developers, engineers, cybersecurity, and testers. 
  • Candidate must be able to articulate technical concepts orally and in written forms both internally to the team as well as externally to the customer and users. 


  • Security+ CE certification and the ability to maintain IS professional certifications is highly desired.
  • Applicable Cisco certifications are a plus.
  • Experience with satellite or ground systems, especially CCS-C and associated satellite programs.
  • Experience in security architecture design and administration of security devices such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

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 $90k-$135k 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
• Education Assistance Program