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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. Systems Engineer - Aircraft and Land-Based Systems in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

Job Descriptions:

5-D Systems, a KRATOS Company, is seeking a highly motivated candidate who will provide systems engineering technical contribution and leadership. This position is full-time and requires the ability to successfully work in a team environment. The systems engineering focus is support to unmanned, manned, and optionally piloted aircraft platforms and unmanned ground vehicles. The successful candidate must be able to develop requirements, create system design documentation, utilize, and maintain existing analytical models, develop new models, and plan and conduct tests to validate requirements.

This position will interface with internal and external project team members, company personnel, and the customer

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing customer/stakeholder requirements, decomposing requirements, deriving requirements, and allocating requirements to system and subsystem elements

  • Developing system architecture for new and existing systems

  • Conducting trade studies and performing design research of basic engineering concepts and explorations to determine optimal requirements and system architecture

  • Developing test plans and reports

  • Developing test cases based on requirements documentation

  • Developing system/subsystem interface definitions, system schematics, and system design documentation

  • Leading and conducting testing as applicable

  • Working in adherence to structured and defined development processes

  • Working in conjunction with Software Engineering Team to develop software system requirements and test requirements

  • Participating in planning, design, testing, and deployment of moderately complex, engineered systems and software to ensure conformance with functional specifications and customer requirements.

  • Performing peer reviews of fellow team members’ work

  • Reporting project and task status to project tasking lead

  • Assisting in preparation of proposals and presentation materials

  • Traveling to customer locations as needed (>25% travel may be expected at times)

Required Experience:

The successful candidate has:

  • Experience developing system requirements and architecture in conjunction with engineering team

  • Self-directed, sharp analytical abilities, excellent communication skills, and capable of working effectively in a dynamic environment, technical leadership capabilities

  • Results-oriented, sense of ownership, urgency, and drive

  • Experience working within the Defense and/or Aerospace industry is a must

  • Experience in Aircraft is a must; experience in unmanned aircraft is a plus


  • Bachelors or master’s degree in Aerospace, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering

  • 5 - 7 years of industry experience

  • A U.S. DoD Secret Clearance or higher (or the ability to obtain such a clearance if needed)

Keyword: Unmanned, driverless, military aircraft, mission systems, avionics

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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From: Kratos Defense