Hardware Design Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:20-065
    • 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: 10+
    • Radford Job Code: 05023-05026 Hardware Development Engineer
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Job Description

Kratos Space 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. 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. We bring both the capability and confidence that our customers value and depend on.

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 customer’s communication systems through innovative aerospace solutions is what motivates us.

We look forward to working with open, honest, caring and passionate individuals that want to bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills to help us continue to build a great company.

As a Hardware Design Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to develop our complex products and technologies related to wireless telecommunications by applying RF and high speed digital design capabilities.  You will work as part of a hardware design team providing technical guidance to more junior engineers on new product introductions you are asked to lead.  You'll be responsible for PCB/PCA circuit design and sustainment, embedded system design, and firmware design. Your technical responsibilities also include developing and executing our product characterization testing and production integration planning.  When production issues or field failures occur, you will be involved in root cause and corrective action.

Experience and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of job related experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Physics
  • Experience with PCB design tools for schematic capture and layout
  • Experience with Mixed Signal Design
  • Experience with high speed digital design
  • Experience in embedded systems design with processors, FPGAs, and microcontrollers.
  • Experience with Product Sustainment and Product Lifecycle

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in satellite or wireless communications
  • Experience in VHDL or Verilog design
  • Experience with FPGA design tools
  • Experience with qualifying and troubleshooting RF Performance
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Prior experience working with a cross functional hardware design team
  • Prior experience with supply chain and vendor management
  • Current Security Clearance
  • Desire and ability to provide technical leadership and mentorship to more junior engineers
  • Advanced degrees in related fields of study
  • Masters Degree

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 $110k-$140k 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