Software Systems Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:21-003
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 01/21/2021
    • Years of Experience: 3+
    • Radford Job Code: 05203-05203 Sys Design/Architecture 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.

Kratos has an exciting opportunity for a Software Systems Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO. The person in this position will develop software in support of our dynamic business operations. This includes maintaining and expanding an in-house C# program (about 500 KLOC) that interfaces with an Epicor ERP system. The program has both server and client-side (GUI) components, and a Javascript based RIA. The applicant should be well skilled in C# (currently using .NET 4.8/C# 8) and WinForms, and reverse-engineering existing code. Epicor/ERP familiarity would be a plus as would some Javascript (Qooxdoo framework) and SQL. The qualified candidate will work directly with engineers and program managers to determine new feature requirements and troubleshoot issues.


  • Maintain and add features to a large in-house C# program
  • Maintain and add features to various business automation systems
  • Work directly with customers and Kratos engineers to perform requirements analysis/design tradeoffs and develop solutions in accordance with system/product architectures.
  • Work with Project Engineers and Program Managers to scope and estimate new efforts as needed.

Experience and Skills

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related engineering field, preferred technical degree in related field
  • 3 or more years of related experience
  • Proficiency in C# 8, WinForms client applications
  • Proficiency in Javascript RIA, familiarity with Qooxdoo is desirable
  • PHP/Zend framework familiarity is desirable
  • Familiarity with cloud based services
  • Experience with Office 365 and/or SharePoint integration using C# is desirable
  • Familiar with source code repository tools such as: SVN, TFS, GIT.
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot and resolve system performance issues.
  • Written/verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • U.S. Citizenship.

Additional Value Experience and Skills:

  • Experience with Epicor ERP system
  • Experience with Salesforce integration
  • PHP/Zend framework familiarity is a plus

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 $80k-$100k 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
  • Paid Time Off
  • Education Assistance Program