• Job Tracking ID: RTL:22-023
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs , CO
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/16/2022
    • Years of Experience: 3+
    • Radford Job Code: 05182
    • Compensation: $74,000 - $85,000
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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 is seeking a system test engineer to a join an exciting team of test engineers that will be shaping the future of a growing spacecraft ground system solution. The successful candidate will support the testing of both new and existing applications for the Command and Control Systems - Consolidated (CCS-C) ground system as part of the CPASC program. The candidate will play a critical role in a fast paced, agile, software development environment and will provide quality solutions in support of the warfighte

The qualified candidate will be part of a team responsible for testing COTS applications, custom software, and satellite specific data products in an integrated environment for the latest evolution in satellite ground systems.  Applications are hosted on Oracle Linux platforms which serve as virtual machines. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and executing formal acceptance tests as well as evaluating software maintenance changes. 
  • Collaboration with developers and integrators is integral in determining appropriate validation and regression tests for execution. 
  • Effective communication of test status is required during test periods. 
  • Application of software CM practices is crucial in this position. 
  • Supporting the on-site technical advisory team with user acceptance testing and problem diagnosis is a secondary responsibility. 

Experience and Skills


  •  Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Technology or related fields.
  •  Current Security+ Certification or required within 6 months of hire.
  •  Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a test environment.
  •  Candidate must be self-motivated and capable of working independently and with others.
  •  Candidate must be able to articulate technical concepts orally and in written form.
  •  Current Secret level clearance required.


  • four to five years’ experience in a test environmen
  • Knowledge of Command and Control Consolidated (CCS-C) system.
  • Knowledge of Air Force Test Regulations and experience in Air Force formal testing is a plus
  • Satellite operations or related support experience.
  • Software coding skills are a plus.
  • Basic understanding of RF and Digital Signal Process




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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