Virtual Position - Flight Control Software Engineer I-IV

Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems - Recruiting

Seattle, WA (United States)

Category: Programming

Posted on: 23 Feb 2021

Job Description:

Flight Control Software Engineer I-IV Kratos will now consider this position as a Virtual Position Who is Kratos? Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems (KUAS) is at the forefront of delivering a family of innovative, affordable, expeditionary, and high performance tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems. We are meeting the needs of the U.S. Department of Defense and friendly nations around the world by providing high-performance aerial target systems and advanced unmanned tactical aerial platforms. Our high-performance aerial target drones are used to provide the United States and its allies with threat-representative systems capable of emulating existing and emerging threats. This pedigree places us at the forefront of the development of reusable / attritable Unmanned Aerial Systems for use in Manned-Unmanned Teaming operations in a contested environment. Job Description Perform software engineering tasks related to the design, implementation, test, and validation of autonomous aircraft flight control software, and higher level autonomy functions. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Flight Control Software Engineers. Each successive level of Flight Control Software Engineer builds on job functions listed for the previous level(s) of Flight Control Software Engineer.Software architecture definitionDesign and implement operator interfaces, autonomous logic algorithms, waypoint following, and path generation algorithmsSupport subsystem testing and verificationFlight test planning, execution, and analysisSupport various hardware/software design, test, troubleshooting, and documentation activitiesDerive subsystem requirements and specificationsAnalyses in support of requirements generation, verification, and validationPrepare formal, controlled engineering documentation (i.e. drawings, specifications, test procedures, technical reports, etc.).Prepare and presents design review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers.Support customer training activitiesForeign and domestic travel to support flight test activities Flight Control Software Engineer I · Performs simple engineering tasks as assigned by their manager. Flight Control Software Engineer IIPerforms moderate engineering tasks as assigned by their manager.Acts as lead engineer as required for various contract deliverables.Presents design review and technical interchange material to major customers.Develop analyses in support of requirements generation, verification, and validation.Provides onsite support during various test activities.Mentors Level I Flight Control Software Engineers.Supports business development efforts in preparation of proposals. Flight Control Software Engineer IIIPerforms complex engineering tasks as assigned by their manager.Supports program planning of engineering activities through detailed scope definition.May act as System Engineer to help communicate top level requirements to subsystems and determine proper verification and validation methods.Reports progress on engineering efforts to technical leadership.Provides direction and oversight, both technically and programmatically, to Flight Control Software Engineers.Establishes and maintains best practices for design, analysis, and testing responsibilities held by the Guidance, Navigation, and Control group.Mentors Level I-II Flight Control Software Engineers. Flight Control Software Engineer IVProvide oversight to the Flight Control Software group to help prioritize and delegate group work given the company’s programmatic requirements.Manages the engineering team’s effort and time within the budget and schedule provided for the task.Acts as key liaison for programs (both internal and external) on all matters having to do with aerodynamic design and performance, stability and control, propulsion, modeling and simulation, and verification.Stays current on the "state-of-the-practice" through training and industry involvement/exposure, and mentors the Flight Control Software group with this knowledge.Mentors Level I-III Flight Control Software Engineers. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Guidance, Navigation, & Control Engineer (Basic - all levels)Demonstrated strength in one or more of the listed technical competenciesUnderstanding of flight control logic and automationAbility to create a runtime environment for autonomous functionsKnowledge of software development processKnowledge of object-oriented programmingKnowledge of software architecture designDemonstrated focus on customer satisfactionDemonstrated strong communication skillsMust be able to work in a multidisciplinary team environmentAbility to travel as necessary to perform job duties · 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 rulesMay be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship) PREFERRED SKILLS: · MATLAB and Simulink experience strongly preferred · Familiarity with C/C++ software is strongly preferred · Familiarity with unmanned aircraft systems and operations is preferred · Understanding of autopilot flight control design is strongly preferred · Familiarity with unmanned aircraft systems and operations is preferred · Familiarity with software configuration management systems is preferred WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: · Office and or manufacturing environment · Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time · Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key phones) · Ability to lift up to 25 pounds · Frequent outside contact with customers and suppliers · May work extended hours or weekends TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: · 10-25% May be required to support flight test activities, new business development, and customer maintenance occasionally Education and Experience Each successive level of Flight Control Software Engineer builds on the identified education and experience qualifications listed for the previous level(s) of Flight Control Software Engineer. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). Flight Control Software Engineer I · Requires BS degree in Engineering (Computer Science or Software Engineering preferred) · Relevant experience and/or coursework preferred Flight Control Software Engineer II · Requires BS degree in Engineering (Computer Science or Software Engineering preferred) · 3 + years related experience in related engineering discipline Flight Control Software Engineer III · Requires BS degree in Engineering (Computer Science or Software Engineering preferred) · 6 + years related experience in related engineering discipline · 3+ years lead engineer experience in the aerospace industry. Flight Control Software Engineer IV · Requires BS degree in Engineering (MS Computer Science or Software Engineering preferred) · 11 + years related experience in related engineering discipline · 6+ years lead engineer experience in the aerospace industry Other Positions at Kratos Sacramento Area Positions - See all Kratos Openings - https://www.kratosdefense.com/careers · Aircraft Composite Layup Fabricator I-III (Day Shift) Sacramento, CA · Aircraft Composite Layup Fabricator I-III (Grave) Sacramento, CA · Aircraft Composite Layup Fabricator I-III - Swing Shift · Aircraft/Avionics Technician I-III Sacramento, CA · Buyer I-III Roseville, CA · Chief Engineer Roseville, CA · CNC Machinist I-III - Swing/Grave Sacramento, CA · Composite Assembler I-III Sacramento, CA · Configuration Data Manager Roseville, CA · Director Supply Chain Management Roseville, CA · Financial Analyst I-II Roseville, CA · Grinder/Sander I-III · Group Manager, Vehicle Systems Roseville, CA · Guidance Navigation & Control Engineer, Roseville, CA · Integration and Test Engineer II-III Roseville, CA · Maintenance Technician I-III Sacramento, CA · Manufacturing Engineer IV · Material Program Manager Roseville, CA · Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Analysis Roseville, CA · Mechanical Inspector I-III (Day/Swing) · Mechanical/Structures Engineer I-II · Mechanical/Structures Engineer I-IV Roseville, CA · Painter I-II · Painter I-II (Swing) · Pricing Analyst III Roseville, CA · Product Assurance Specialist · Production Program Manager Sacramento, CA · Program Manager Roseville, CA · Project Engineer - Flight Science · Project Engineer Roseville, CA · Project Finance Manager Roseville, CA · Proposal Manager Roseville, CA · Quality Engineer I-IV Roseville, CA · RF Electrical/Electronics Engineer III-IV, Roseville, CA · Shipping & Receiving Clerk I · Senior Business Process Project Manager, Roseville, CA · Sr. Cost Accountant Roseville, CA · Sr. Project Engineer Roseville, CA · Senior Supplier Quality Manager Roseville, CA · Senior Trade Compliance Analyst Roseville, CA · Systems Engineer Roseville, CA Kratos Benefits - https://www.kratosdefense.com/-/media/k/pdf/kratos-employee-benefits.pdf

Company Description:

Over the past several years Kratos has taken a commercial, venture-backed approach by investing in and producing high performance, technology leading systems, including affordable, unmanned aerial tactical drones prior to requirement or formal program of record. Today, Kratos has four affordable, reusable, expendable, or attritable drones flying which we can discuss, including Valkyrie, Mako, Gremlins (under Prime Contractor Dynetics), and Air Wolf, each of which is made in America and, we believe, provides Kratos an industry leading position in a large, new opportunity area

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  <p>Over the past several years Kratos has taken a commercial, venture-backed approach by investing in and producing high performance, technology leading systems, including affordable, unmanned aerial tactical drones prior to requirement or formal program of record. Today, Kratos has four affordable, reusable, expendable, or attritable drones flying which we can discuss, including Valkyrie, Mako, Gremlins (under Prime Contractor Dynetics), and Air Wolf, each of which is made in America and, we believe, provides Kratos an industry leading position in a large, new opportunity area</p>

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