Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. Test & Integration Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Kratos Space provides leading-edge capabilities for communication with satellites, spacecraft, missiles, and airborne platforms. From factory test to flight, from ground data networking to RF Links – commercial, intelligence, and defense users trust Kratos Space to solve their most difficult problems. For a more complete overview of our capabilities see https://www.kratosdefense.com/.
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 striving to do the right thing.
We have an exciting new opportunity for an Integration & Test Engineer. The successful candidate will work with the design team and be the integration & test authority for assigned projects. The I&T Engineer supports the development and maintenance of the test requirements, test plan, & test approach from project kick-off through closure of the contract. Responsible for verification of technical scope as defined by the design authority, with a focus of maintaining cost and schedule goals. Facilitates coordination of cross-functional engineering teams for requirements development.
Job duties include:
Deciphers technical contractual requirements and allocates them to test cases within the project’s test plan
Create test procedures and automated test software to verify product’s compliance with requirements
Perform customer witnessed acceptance testing of project hardware
Manages requirement traceability through verification, using tools such as a Requirements Verification Matrix
Develop requirements for creating test simulators or custom test tools
Assesses project technical risks and provides mitigation plans particularly around testability
Coordinates the review, presentation and release of test documentation to support requirements compliance, including Technical Interchange Meetings, Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews
Coordinates with the Project Engineer & Program Manager (PM), design team and functional management to communicate program impediments or issues / delays in completing tasks
Bachelor’s degree in an applicable engineering, technical, or science discipline
Minimum 5 years relevant experience with Engineering, Systems, Integration, Test, and/or Software, preferably within the aerospace or aviation industries, or minimum 2 years with Master’s degree
RF/IF test and integration experience
Familiarity with RF Communications
Experience using commercial test equipment such as Spectrum Analyzer, Vector Network Analyzer, Oscilloscope, WAN Emulator, etc
Experience with creating test software using Python and/or National Instruments Tools
Ability to create test plans and test procedures in MS Word
Knowledgeable in best industry practices, standards, tools, and technologies
Good communication and relationship skills with program leadership, engineering leadership, customers, and engineering team members
Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors, maintaining a professional demeanor
Software and product development techniques, Agile, SCRUM, plus Water-fall approaches
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
Ability to travel ( 10%, as needed)
Integration experience in the aerospace or aviation industry
Experienced and knowledgeable with DoD, satellite, and telecommunication type programs
Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally to meet department and company goals and requirements for assigned project(s)
Familiarity with the following Kratos’ products, vFEP/qFEP, vGTW, qCMD, qMR, qDRA, DDX, and SpecNet
U.S. Citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Security Clearance is required.
Kratos offers challenging work, an excellent environment, & great benefits! Kratos 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.
Keyword: Radio Frequency, DoD, Test Software, Integration, Python, Agile, SCRUM, Water-fall
From: Kratos Defense