Senior Software Cloud Architect

    • Job Tracking ID: RTL:22-051
    • Job Location: Colorado Springs , CO
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 06/21/2022
    • Years of Experience: 8+
    • Radford Job Code: 05144 -05145
    • Compensation: $160,000 -$200,000
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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 a trusted global satellite ground systems, communications monitoring, interference detection and network management company. The Kratos Global Sensor System (KGSN) team is composed of software developers, DSP experts, and SDA and RF experts. Our mission is designing and implementing software, hardware, and cloud-based computing systems to process and deliver RF SDA data products. As we extend our Space Domain Awareness (SDA) services and product offerings to new customers, we are seeking a Cloud Architect to design, develop and help the team implement cloud based data services for our customers.

  • Responsible for overseeing a cloud computing strategy for customer critical applications
  • Includes cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring
  • Leading the creation of a technology framework and providing technical leadership in support of cloud computing and automation, with a focus on the design of systems and services that run on cloud platforms
  • Cloud Architect will be responsible for ensuring that critical applications are designed and optimized for high availability and disaster recovery
  • Cloud Architecture and Design and Development
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, multi-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, elastic scalability)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of DevOps tool chains and processes
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert to the organization for cloud end-to-end architecture, including future providers, networking, provisioning, and management
  • Develop a library of deployable and documented cloud design patterns, as a basis for deploying services to the cloud
  • Demonstrate leadership ability to back decisions with research and the “why,” and articulate several options, the pros and cons for each, and a recommendation
  • Maintain overall industry knowledge on latest trends, technology, etc.
  • Develop solutions architecture and evaluate architectural alternatives for private, public and hybrid cloud models, including IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud services
  • Contribute to DevOps development activities and complex development tasks
  • Define optimal design patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for applications
  • Assist with disaster recovery testing to prove out architectural design Consultation
  • Drive scope definition, requirements analysis, functional and technical design, application build, product configuration, unit testing, and production deployment
  • Ensure delivered solutions meet/perform to technical and functional/non-functional requirements
  • Provide technical expertise and ownership in the diagnosis and resolution of an issue, including the determination and provision of workaround solution or escalation to service owners
  • Ensure delivered solutions are realized in time frame committed; work in conjunction with project sponsors to size and manage scope and risk
  • Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to cloud architectures, deployment, and operations
  • Provide thought leadership in industry and to fellow team members across business and technical project dimensions solving complex business requirements
  • Demonstrate forward thinking around where the organization is going and how technology can support these efforts
  • Advocate and define cloud architecture vision from a strategic perspective, including internal and external platforms, tools, and systems
  • Leading and implementing software and products on the Cloud architecture


Experience and Skills

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, systems analysis or a related study
  • 8 years' plus of experience spanning at least two IT disciplines, including technical architecture, network management, application development, middleware, database management or operations
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance 
  • Experience with AWS, Azure, VMWare, and other enterprise implementations
  • Experience in software development with Java, C++ or Python
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments
  • Knowledge of all components of a technical architecture
  • Knowledge of business process re-engineering principles and processes
  • Strong understanding of network architecture and application development methodologies
  • Strong understanding of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), object-oriented analysis and design, and/or client/server systems
  • Experience leading and implementing software and products on Cloud architectures
  • US citizenship



  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Computer Science or related field
  • Experience with Agile and SAFe principles and processes
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance

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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