Small Sat Systems Lead
Kratos Defense - Chantilly, VA

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Job Descriptions:
For more than 30 years, Kratos Defense has been the acknowledged leader in providing secure management, delivery and distribution of data and information from space and terrestrial-based platforms into networks for defense, intelligence, government and commercial satellite and aerospace partners. Our team designs and delivers innovative solutions combining our market leading COTS products, best-of-breed industry tools, custom developed modular software, and top notch engineering services to address the specific needs of our partners, across any platform and technology necessary to meet customer's needs.

Kratos' Training and Technology Solutions division (KTTS) is seeking a marketing and business development candidate to support our developing small satellite market. This position will focus on small satellites (cubesats to 200kg range) and the unique issues for ground systems they present. Duties will include marketing new solutions to this business area, collecting requirements for product development, driving internal technology and product development to meet market needs, developing business plans and approaches, maintaining customer interface after system delivery to ensure satisfaction, and troubleshooting issues and resolving any support issues. A successful candidate must be familiar with satellite operations and command and control systems, developing and prosecuting sales campaigns for new customers, managing, creating and analysis of budgets and possess excellent communications and interpersonal skills as this role serves as the face to the customer and small sat community for KTTS. This element of the role includes proposal and article writing, presentations to potential customers and the small sat community, and potential public speaking opportunities.

Prior experience with small satellite systems is highly desirable, either in development of small satellite system or in operations of small satellite systems. KTTS is looking for a junior to mid career candidate (2-10 years experience), but open to considering candidates with all ranges of experience. This position will require approx 20 to 40% overnight travel to various CONUS locations.

The job location for this position is available in either the Washington DC area or the Colorado Springs KTTS offices.

United States Citizenship is mandatory for this position. A current US Government security clearance is desirable, but not required.

Required Experience:
Currently active Security Clearance - Not Required
Minimum education level needed - 4 year college degree in Engineering, Physics, Math or Computer Science
Minimum # of years of job related experience needed - Desire 2-10 years of small satellite or satellite operations experience
Specify all "must-have" skill-sets/experience ( position's minimum requirements) - Space Industry or Operations experience
Keyword: Small Satellites; CubeSats; Satellite Operations; Ground Systems; Mission Operations;
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