Hardware Software in the Loop Simulation Engineer III-IV

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-331147
    • Job Location: Roseville, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/18/2022
    • Years of Experience: 6+
    • Radford Job Code: 05013
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Job Description


Develops and oversees product SIL and HWIL using engineering best-practices, while adhering to Kratos policies and procedures.



These duties and responsibilities apply to all levels of SIL/HWIL Engineers. 

  • Ensures customer satisfaction.

  • Analyzes and decomposes system, subsystem requirements and specifications collaboratively with other engineering disciplines.

  • Designs, implements, tests, and documents SIL and HWIL artifacts according to specifications, using approved Kratos processes and tools.

  • Integration of existing aerospace system software models with system hardware and software components for developing a robust and verifiable HWIL test scenario.

  • Documenting all software and hardware characteristics and changes to existing and new HWIL simulation environments.

  • Test architecture design and test planning.

  • Architecture verification and validation.

  • Report generation.


Other Job Functions:

  • Other duties may be assigned.




Experience and Skills


  • Demonstrated understanding of the specific characteristics and requirements of real-time software and systems.
  • Demonstrated understanding of classic software development life cycle.
  • Ability to analyze and clearly document software requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally to meet program requirements.
  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards.
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary.
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules.
  • Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel.




  • Hardware and Software In the loop design and build.

  • Bachelor’s in Engineering Discipline


HWIL Engineer III

  • Requires BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other Engineering, Mathematics, or Science discipline, with appropriate software coursework and/or experience.
  • Expert fluency in debugging complex multi-process/multi-thread real-time systems.

  • Deep understanding of compiler nuances, and memory management.

  • Familiarity with common communications protocols and networking.

  • Experience with C, Java, C++, or other object-oriented language.


Additional Desirable Skills:

  • Modeling and Simulation experience.


    HWIL Engineer IV

  • Requires BS degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other Engineering, Mathematics, or Science discipline, with appropriate software coursework and/or experience.
  • Experience with PSP/TSP or Agile software development methodology.

  • Experience leading medium to large teams of engineers in software and systems development projects.

  • Experience with Matlab.

  • Experience integrating components built in multiple languages for multiple target environments.

 Additional Desirable Skills:

  • 6+ years’ experience leading small teams of engineers in software development projects.
  • Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or other Engineering Discipline with relevant software development training and experience.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 



  • Office and or manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones).
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds.



  • 0-15% May be required between other KUAS locations or vendor locations.




As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042, we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by December 8th 2021 or by your start date if it is after December 8th 2021, subject to approved medical, religious or other accommodation


Job Benefits

  • 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
  • Paid Holidays
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