Embedded Software Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-336355
    • Job Location: Glen Burnie, MD
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/16/2022
    • Years of Experience: 5+
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Job Description


Kratos Defense and Rocket Support Services is seeking an Embedded Software Engineer in Glen Burnie, MD. The ideal candidate will design, develop, and implement software of embedded systems.  Analyzes, studies, and improves the efficiency and stability of the system.  Executes a complete embedded software development lifecycle.  Develops, codes, tests, debugs and troubleshoots the system software.  Successful candidate will participate in Guidance Navigation and Control (GNC) software development for ballistic missile and hypersonic projects.  Opportunity to travel to support vehicle integration and launch operations.



  • Embedded software development using C++ programming language
  • Works collaboratively with Senior Guidance, Navigation & Control (GNC) Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Project Engineers, Manufacturing, Logistics, Mechanical, Quality, Test and other technical disciplines as part of a combined integrated product team
  • Interfaces with customers and working level corporate personnel

Experience and Skills


  • Strong software development skills  in a real-time embedded C++  environment
  • Working knowledge of Python & Matlab
  • Working knowledge of software development and software documentation
  • Experience developing Windows GUI applications
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance
  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules
  • Ability to apply engineering disciplines to support design, development, implementation and operation activities



  • BS/MS in Software Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience relevant to the position description listed above
  • Possess strong software coding knowledge in C++ programming language
  • Possess strong experience developing Windows GUI applications
  • Good communication skills
  • Good reasoning abilities and sound judgment
  • Ability to assist in definition, trade-off and design activity
  • Ability to review, evaluate, and analyze designs
  • Ability to prepare, review, and evaluate software documentation, specifications, test plans and procedures.
  • Ability to assist in definition, analysis and allocation of requirements
  • Ability to support test programs and analysis of test data
  • Ability to conduct analysis of requirements and components, and supports verification activities to ensure intended functionality and performance is achieved



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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