Software QA Analyst Sr. Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:22-037
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs , CO
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/26/2022
    • Years of Experience: 8+
    • Radford Job Code: 04624
    • Compensation: $101,000 - $110,000
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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.

Responsible for overseeing and directing the software quality for system-specific projects from initiation through delivery. Manages and prioritizes the project software quality development and validation, working with internal and external customers to determine project software quality definition and business requirements. Provides management, leadership, and coordination of project software quality activities, which may span across multiple functional areas. Provides guidance and support to technical team for meeting the customer and Kratos software quality requirements.  Provides task effort estimates for proposals and project budgets, supporting task on time delivery and budget.

Supports the organization with initial compliance and ongoing preparation, testing and monitoring of conformance to established software quality assurance processes and standards for company products, services and processes. Performs evaluation of internal controls, communications, risk assessments and maintenance of documentation as related to compliance with internal and external software quality and regulatory standards. Identifies risk and evaluates deficiencies while working with internal departments/business units to appropriately remedy them. Facilitates internal training on quality assurance requirements, processes, and procedures. May perform audits and risk assessments.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Overseeing Software requirements testing and audits
  • Ensuring adherence to Kratos Quality standards, ISO9001 and AS9100 standards as appropriate
  • Supporting new satellite readiness activities
  • System Software Quality documentation generation and updates

Experience and Skills

Required Skills/Experience

8+ years' experience with Software QA/QE responsible duties

Supporting and working with diverse functionally integrated teams, working with multiple engineering disciplines, and other functional organizations

BS in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent

Supporting programs through SRR, PDR, CDR, MRR, FAT, SAT or equivalent design reviews and acceptance testing

Supporting new system (satellite) readiness activities, to include Design Review efforts and coordinating and participating in operational support of launch events

Hosting and/or supporting meetings, ranging from technical working groups to quarterly program status reviews

Hosting and or leading customer Software Quality audits

Leading internal Software Quality audits for projects and systems, ensuring software quality processes and procedures are followed and corresponding standards are met

Reviewing requirement validation test plans and procedures to ensure compliance

Tracking and leading software issue resolution

Ensuring the appropriate software design reviews are conducted and documented

Ensuring proper documentation of changes (ECNs), corrective actions and root cause analyses are executed

Addressing non-conformances, ensuring corrective actions are properly executed

interfacing with customer on quality issues (FRB, quality compliance issues, …)

 Ensuring validation/qualification documentation has been properly followed and appropriately reviewed and signed off

Self-motivated and comfortable with supporting multiple groups of developers, engineers, and testers.

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

Leading Software Quality Assurance & Engineering activities for satellite and communication systems

System planning and scheduling of assets and personnel to support projects with software development

Microsoft products and scheduling

Coordination and communication with customers for software quality requirements

Cost of Quality (COQ) and Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)

Quality Management Systems (QMS)


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.

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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