Sr. Software Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-341742
    • Job Location: Birmingham, AL
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/10/2022
    • Years of Experience: 10+
    • Travel Requirement: Domestic & International
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Job Description

General Summary

This position leads and participates in the software and electrical design of products.  Technical responsibilities vary by project; however, the position must have a command of all software engineering fundamentals and understand how they contribute to cost-effective reliable systems.

Key Responsibilities

Others may be added

  • Provides technical leadership in various research and development activities.
  • Develops and drives practical solutions to software/electrical system requirements through the full software development life cycle in embedded and real-time systems.
  • Provides leadership in the software development team including mentoring junior engineers.
  • Ability to extend and/or demonstrate software solutions through rapid prototyping.
  • Conduct technology evaluation and assessment of software and hardware tools, component technologies, and systems.
  • Ability and aptitude to serve as engineering lead for one or more projects.
  • Demonstrates effective oral communication including development of presentations using MS PowerPoint.
  • Support and lead proposal and business development efforts.
  • Drives breakthrough ideas and world-class research on advanced technology projects.
  • Can describe experience in planning and execution of project work plans to meet technical objectives within cost and schedule.
  • Enjoys working within a talented multi-disciplinary engineering group to arrive at solutions to challenging electro-mechanical, electro-optical, multi-spectral digital signal processing problems.

Position Specific

  • Real-time embedded S/W development in C, C++, using MQTT.
  • Recent development with Linux, Redhat, Real-time O/S desirable.
  • Familiarity with S/W development tools, debuggers, gdb, GIT
  • Familiarity with use of an oscilloscope for timing and electrical test equipment.
  • Board bring up and integration with firmware/software.
  • Working knowledge & practice with ethernet protocol, routing, configuration.
  • Evaluate electrical components at prototype and production phases.
  • Work with mechanical, electrical, and other software teams to understand constraints.
  • Provide technical support to validation efforts, and technical training to product development group members
  • Manage project related bills of material, and resolve technical issues and project task delegation.
  • Ensure individual responsibilities within projects are completed satisfactorily, on time and within budget.
  • Supervise and train project team members as necessary.
  • Participate in and contribute to the competitive analysis efforts, benchmarking, and intellectual property related activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor/manager.

 

Experience and Skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • US Citizenship required.
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain security clearance at a level equivalent to Department of Defense (DOD) SECRET
  • BS Degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering with 10 years relevant experience or MS Degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering with 8 years relevant experience.
  • Demonstrable experience in one or more of the following: digital communication theory and systems, software design, algorithm design and implementation, or systems engineering principles.
  • Proficiency in C and C++
  • 3 years’ experience in technical leadership in a research project
  • 8+ years of experience in systems engineering concepts (requirements definition, allocation, verification, architecture design and design tradeoffs)

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
  • Advanced knowledge of digital signal/image processing
  • Experience with:
    • Linux Embedded System Development and embedded programming
    • Artificial Intelligence, Machine and Deep Learning
    • Platform Specific Optimization
  • Familiar with:
    • Electrical Hardware Design
    • FPGA Design Experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well with others in a dynamic environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Planning and Organization
    • Systematically identifies issues to be addressed and plans a course of action for self to ensure the accomplishment of specific objectives.
  • Technical Expertise
    • Applies functional knowledge, skills, experience and judgment to accomplish a result, serve customers better and contribute to the organization’s intellectual capital.

Work Environment & Conditions

This position involves work in an office and laboratory environment and could require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) including:

  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection (varies based on tasks)
  • Shoe covers

Physical Demands

In performing the work for this position, the engineer must be able to:

  • Perform work utilizing a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Sit for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area.
  • Stand for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area.
  • Climb ladders and stairs in performing the work.

Travel

Moderate travel, domestic and international, required.

Job Benefits

What We Can Offer You
Rest and Relaxation - Generous vacation to start plus company paid holidays.
Comprehensive Health Benefits –Medical (BCBS & Cigna), Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness
Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with generous company match
Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program
Employee Resource Groups - Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.

Relocation:  - This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

A Piece of the Company: 

Kratos offers an Employee Stock Purchase Program with 15% discount and look back feature.

Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos Defense is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
EEO Is The Law

Disability Accessibility Accommodation
If you require an accommodation to navigate or apply to our careers site, please send your request to HRAccessibility@kratosdefense.com or call 858-964-2916. Any inquires not related to requesting an accommodation will be discarded.

Pay Transparency
The company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Job Applicant Privacy Notice
For applicants in the EU and California residents, please review our privacy notice.

 

  • 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
Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
All qualified job seekers are encouraged to apply. Kratos Defense is committed to America's veterans by providing opportunities for them to continue contributing after service to our nation. We also work to provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.
EEO Is The Law

Disability Accessibility Accommodation
If you require an accommodation to navigate or apply to our careers site, please send your request to HRAccessibility@kratosdefense.com or call 858-964-2916. Any inquires not related to requesting an accommodation will be discarded.

Pay Transparency
The company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Job Applicant Privacy Notice
For applicants in the EU and California residents, please review our privacy notice.