Hardware Development Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:22-018
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 04/07/2022
    • Years of Experience: 2+
    • Radford Job Code: 5023
    • Travel Requirement: Domestic
    • Compensation: $102K - $115K
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Job Description

Kratos 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. We are a trusted partner—driven by doing the right thing and achieving maximum success for our customers, our partners and ourselves.

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. Customers trust us to stay relevant and know we are in it for the long-haul. We bring both the capability and confidence that our customers value and depend on. And, we always deliver.

Kratos has an amazing opportunity for a Hardware Development Engineer

The successful candidate will work with a small team responsible for the hardware engineering to sustain and upgrade multiple systems with respect to SATCOM, ground and SSA. The major system this position will work is the Command-and-Control System – Consolidated (CCS-C). The candidate will validate physical and logical interfaces on all new or replacement hardware, integrate and assemble COTS hardware including cable fabrication, coordinate and support hardware installations, prepare hardware-related documentation updates, support hardware-related system architecture studies, and provide engineering analysis for hardware-related system change proposals. The candidate will work closely with system engineers, developers, test, and on-site user support personnel to support system updates, analyze and resolve system issues, and ensure project objectives are met.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • System hardware installation
  • System hardware troubleshooting
  • System documentation updates
  • System cables build and installation of CAT5e, CAT6, fiber optic and RS530 cables

Experience and Skills


  • 2+ years’ hardware experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in EE, CE, NE, ME or engineering equivalent
  • Top Secret clearance required with the ability to obtain TS/SCI
  • Self-motivated and comfortable with supporting multiple groups of developers, engineers, and users
  • Articulate technical concepts orally and in written forms both internally to the team as well as externally to the customer and users

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Experience with AutoCad
  • Experience with SecDevOps processes and related Agile practices
  • Security+ or better certification

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with satellite ground systems
  • Experience with SecDevOps processes and related Agile practices
  • Security+ or better certification

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. U.S. citizenship is required.

Competitive salary based on experience and education:

$102K – $115K Yearly

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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