Sr. Software Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:20-069
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 12/21/2020
    • Years of Experience: 5+
    • Radford Job Code: 05163-05165 Software Engineer
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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 communication 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 RF experts. Our mission is designing and implementing software, hardware, and cloud-based computing systems for satellite communications.

An ideal candidate will have experience leading/contributing on teams to develop real-time data transport and processing systems for satellite communications using C++, Linux, Atlassian tool suite, targeting stand alone and cloud based solutions.  More specific key qualities:

  • Strong SW development technical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and teamwork skills, with a positive can-do attitude.
  • Take pride in writing well-structured, well-commented, and maintainable code. You’re always thinking of security, performance, and scalability.
  • Challenge yourself and other team members to continuously improve, learn from others, and strive to grow professionally every day.

Experience and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related STEM discipline
  • 5 or more years of relevant experience
  • Experience in satellite communications or similar communications industry
  • Experience with commercial wireless or SATCOM waveforms and networking protocols
  • Experience with large commercial network deployments and support

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Solid software engineering fundamentals, with 5+ years of experience developing and maintaining software products and solutions.
  • Technical skills including C++, Linux, Atlassian tool suite.
  • Experienced developing within an Agile Framework is desired.
  • Experience developing Linux based embedded software appliances and/or device drivers
  • Experience with real time networking protocols and their application, implementation, and optimization for real time data streaming, or ability to quickly acquire proficiency in this area.
  • Knowledge of modern cloud architectures and technologies. Experience with AWS is a plus.
  • Experience leading/contributing to complex software development projects through all phases of the software development life cycle using Agile/Scrum methodologies is a plus.
  • Experience in a startup or high-growth environment is a plus.
  • Graduate Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Signal Processing or related field

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