Network Deployment Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:21-035
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/12/2021
    • Years of Experience: 2+
    • Radford Job Code: 05102-05103 Software Development Engineer
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Job Description

Kratos is a leading supplier of communication solutions (RF, DSP, and digital) for US Government and commercial aerospace applications including satellites, UAVs, aircraft, tactical radios, missiles, launch vehicles and more. Our innovative products and solutions are used to test, launch, operate, maintain, and assure communications superiority for critical aerospace missions. Our customers trust Kratos to solve their most difficult communications challenges.  For a more complete overview of our capabilities see http://www.kratosdefense.com/.

At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with discipline. We work hard, solve hard problems, and take care of our customers, employees and families. Recognized as thought leaders in our industry, we are motivated by creating and delivering innovative aerospace solutions to our nation and global customers. We proactively build trusted relationships with our peers, partners and customers, and take ownership for our actions—always striving to do the right thing.

Kratos is a trusted global satellite ground system, communications monitoring, interference detection and network management company.

We are seeking a Network Deployment Engineer to join our services delivery team.

Job Duties and Responsibilities include:
• Primary responsibility for deploying new and supporting existing operational solutions tool sets, scripts, software, and services
• Liaison with the Software Development Team to ensure all designs leverage common architectures and services meet Availability, Recoverability, Scalability, & Performance characteristics and can be supported by operations teams and meet customer SLA’s
• Test, validate, and accept new solutions, and transition those solutions to live 24x7 operations
• Gather, analyze, accept, store, and share documentation received during Service Design and created during Service Testing / Deployment
• Schedule and lead / perform change windows when needed for upgrades, fixes, or introducing new services to the network, all while minimizing risk to existing services
• Respond to unplanned service impacting escalations from operations 24/7, by providing SME guidance and/or hands on / remote troubleshooting ensuring Reason for Outage is discovered and service is restored as quickly as possible
• Identify, capture, and distribute root cause analysis and fixes/work arounds to systemic problems impacting customer SLA’s and service delivery
• Identify and produce procedures and training for operations to distribute technical knowledge, enabling quicker fixes and minimizing impact to customer services

Experience and Skills

Experience/Background/Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline or equivalent professional experience, technical degree preferred. May consider equivalent experience in lieu of degree.
• Active Secret Clearance, maintain throughout employment. Higher level clearances are desirable.
• 2 or more years of job related experience
• Experience with troubleshooting complex distributed environments and taking corrective actions to ensure availability
• Experience with Cloud Technologies, such as: AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform
• Signing and abiding by non-disclosure agreements for supporting select Services Customers is required
• US Citizenship is required
• On-Call

Preferred:

• 2 or more years’ experience developing Services and Application such as Java, TypeScript, Angular or equivalent
• 2 or more years’ experience scripting, using languages such as Bash, PowerShell, Python or equivalent
• 2 or more years’ experience developing software, microservices, APIs, RESTful web services in a Docker environment
• 1 year or more experience with a version control system like git (Bitbucket preferred)
• Experience with Satellite Communication technologies in an operations environment
• Experience working and or certification with ITIL, DevOps, and Agile methodologies, CI/CD
• Experience with languages, such as: SQL, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, C#
• Experience in the development and management of Service orientated solutions is a plus


U.S. Citizenship and an active U.S. Government SECRET clearance at date of hire, maintain throughout employment, is required. Higher level clearances are desirable.

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. Kratos is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

Competitive salary based on experience and education
Salary Range $92k-$110k per year


Benefits:

• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
• Life Insurance
• Short Term Disability
• Long Term Disability
• Employee Assistance Program
• 401k Savings Plan
• Employee Stock Purchase Plan
• Paid Time Off
• Education Assistance Program
• Relocation