RF Technician 3

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-342897KS2
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: 2 year degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 06/21/2022
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Travel Requirement: Domestic & International
    • Compensation: $89,000.00 To 110,000.00
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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.

 At Kratos, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with fiscal and operational discipline. We work hard, we solve hard problems, and we look out for and take care of our customers, each other and our families. Protecting and enabling our nation and global customers through innovative aerospace solutions is what motivates us. We continually build trusted relationships with our peers, our partners and customers, and we take ownership for our actions—always doing the right thing.

Job Summary

Kratos is looking for a qualified and experienced RF Technician to support Department of Defense customers. The RF Technician is a mid-level position who possesses a strong knowledge of engineering fundamentals with working knowledge of radio frequency (RF)-based electronic systems. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provides engineering analysis, integration and development support
  • Develop SATCOM signal environments working with customers to meet event execution including link budget analysis
  • Develop test plans; conduct testing; interpret, document, and present the results to engineering peers, leadership, and the government customer.
  • Active communication and participation in the full SDLC leveraging Agile methodologies.
  • Reoccurring international travel to potentially austere environments for deployed system installations, upgrades and sustainment efforts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Experience and Skills

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must have an Active TS/SCI clearance
  • BS or MS Degree in EE or technical degree and relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of SATCOM equipment including, but not limited to, antennas, HPAs/SSPAs, up/down-converters, LNAs, and modems
  • Experience with RF test equipment, Spectrum Analyzer, Signal Generator, Power Meter, O-Scope
  • Experience with cable maintenance and fabrication, CAT-5/6, Coaxial RF, AC/DC power 
  • Experience writing and delivering technical documents and briefings
  • Knowledge of SATCOM signals including modulation, error correction, and associated signal generation equipment. Familiarity performing link-budget analysis
  • Experience with troubleshooting systems
  • Ability to react quickly in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to communicate technical approaches and details within small project teams, including team interaction and presentation
  • Typically requires +6 years of experience, and a Graduate degree. This role also typically involves some management support and mentoring Jr. Employees/Engineers.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering or relevant field (5-10) years of relevant experience in lieu of MS)
  • Familiarity with computer networks
  • Data analysis skills
  • Military experience or working in a military environment
  • DoD Test experience
  • Working knowledge of current DoD Space Control systems

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
Kratos Defense is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. EOE, Minorities, Females, Vet, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity or any other protected class.
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