Electrical Engineer (High Powered Lasers)

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-315935
    • Job Location: Huntsville, AL
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 04/20/2021
    • Years of Experience: 5+
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Job Description

Kratos Space & Missile Defense Systems is seeking an Electrical Engineer supporting High Powered Laser Programs. 

The candidate will be responsible for taking on portions of a system design.  This involves establishing technical requirements based on stated functional objectives for the product.  The candidate will analyze the requirements and establish a design path to meet them.  The candidate will perform the detailed design work necessary to produce a fully functional prototype.  The candidate will develop test plans to demonstrate performance meeting the technical requirements established. The candidate will demonstrate a willingness to learn and grow in their role as a team member. 


  • Work with cross-functional team to support UAS and directed energy programs
  • Conducts studies, technical assessments, and architectural level analysis of systems to determine system electrical performance and effectiveness.
  • Electrical system design, layout, integration and test
  • Support system demonstrations and deployments as required
  • Write acceptance test plans and reports
  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Possess a valid driver's license and be able to obtain a government driving permit if required
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary

Experience and Skills


  • Ability to obtain a Secret level security clearance
  • Experience with formulation of electrical design concepts and refinement through prototype phase
  • Experience with circuit simulation, proof-of-concept breadboards, schematic capture and PCB design
  • Electrical design experience using Altium or similar ECAD tools
  • Competency with electronics benchtop prototyping, test and analysis
  • Proficiency with benchtop test equipment (oscilloscope, DMM, spectrum analyzer)
  • Experience with integration and testing of complex systems
  • Development of engineering requirements, test plans, and reports
  • Working knowledge of mitigation techniques for electro-magnetic interference (EMI) emissions and susceptibility


  • Power system design, including AC-DC converters, High-voltage and high-current DC systems
  • Embedded Systems design with common microcontrollers
  • UAS design experience
  • Sensor interface and integration


  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering

Minimum 5 years of job related experience