Kratos is a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that is team oriented and relationship driven to foster innovation and creativity within the space industry. Our motto "From Strength to Success" reflects a commitment to continually leveraging our technical and intellectual strengths for the ultimate success of our customers. The Federal Solutions Group is a leader in satellite command and control solutions focused on DoD, Civil (NOAA/NASA), and classified customers. We are an agile and innovative solutions provider in that we integrate Kratos-developed products with 3rd party software, as well as design and develop new tools and applications to provide end-to-end systems that solve mission unique requirements.
The qualified candidate will work with a small team responsible for systems engineering, development, integration, and testing of an innovative, new satellite ground systems program that combines Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) products, Government Off The Shelf (GOTS) elements, and newly developed applications on a customer IaaS. There will be a wide range of hands-on tasks including automated software deployment on virtualized systems, system administration, ground device configuration, testing, troubleshooting, and analysis. The candidate will also work with the end customer directly in order to understand requirements and grow the system to support a variety of missions and capabilities.
The qualified candidate must be motivated and have a passion for examining new and interesting concepts with an eye towards defining innovative, cost effective, and mission enhancing systems. Experience with complex ground systems that support space system operations is encouraged, especially knowledge of Kratos/RT Logic products and solutions, though a foundational knowledge in systems engineering and integration is a strong baseline.
Experience in automated deployment strategies, including background with the OpenStack platform and/or Ansible Playbooks, is highly desired. Experience with US Government systems and processes is also a plus, as is a background in software development.
Experience and Skills
-Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Networking, Mathematics, or related field. Equivalent experience may be considered.
-Minimum of 3+ years experience in systems engineering, integration, and/or networking.
-Working knowledge of current scripting tools and operation of both Windows and Linux Operating Systems.
-Experience with public/private cloud-related technologies (AWS, Azure, OpenStack with KVM, VMWare, Docker) is desired.
-Experience with automated scripting tools (Ansible Playbooks) is desired.
-Experience with web interfaces (REST, HTML, XML) is desired.
-Experience with satellite ground systems is desired.
-Position is located in Lanham, MD.
U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required.
Kratos Federal offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Kratos Federal is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of diversity. We are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and strongly encourage minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. Please, no phone calls, agencies or recruiters.