Hardware Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:22-044
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 06/14/2022
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 5021
    • Compensation: $80K-$110K
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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.

Kratos has a position for a entry level Hardware Design Engineer 

As a HW Design Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to develop our complex products and technologies related to wireless telecommunications by applying RF and mixed signal capabilities.  You will work as part of a hardware design team with other engineers.  You'll be responsible for PCB/PCA circuit design and sustainment, embedded system design, and firmware design. Your technical responsibilities also include developing and executing our product characterization testing and integration planning.

Designs, develops, integrates and tests hardware and electronic components to be applied to and integrated with engineering, scientific and requirements.  Apply appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support hardware systems from the board level to system level. 


  • Perform detailed design of test control apparatus and equipment
  • Develop schematics and drawings to support fabrication
  • Research, design, develop and test electronic components, products and systems
  • Qualify and test developed hardware, test plans and procedures, and test systems
  • Consult with software engineers for hardware and software integration



Experience and Skills


Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
Ability to adhere to workplace rules
Ability to read, write and develop intelligible drawings, instructions and procedures
Ability to collaborate and work with a multi-functional team in a fast paced environment

BS in Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, or related technical field
A minimum of 0 years of experience
Basic MS Office experience
Hardware design and development of embedded microprocessor systems experience preferred
Military standards experience preferred


Competitive salary based on experience and education 80K-110k

Relocation Assistance available

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.
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.
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