Senior Systems Engineer (Defense) at Kranze Technology Solutions

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About Kranze Technology Solutions

Kranze Technology Solutions, Inc. is a company in the defense industry specializing in Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM) systems, digital interoperability and networking, and program support for the US Navy, US Marine Corps, and SOCOM. KTS provides hardware and software product development, systems of systems integration, system test and evaluation support, modeling and simulation analysis, and other engineering services. KTS offers a casual, flexible and entrepreneurial work environment with a close-knit team of dedicated leading professionals in multiple fields. KTS provides each team member significant opportunity to solve a wide variety of complex technical challenges in small teams while working hand in hand with our defense customers.

Job Summary

Kranze Technology Solutions develops complex, customized cutting edge aircraft avionics hardware and software systems supporting survivability, situational awareness, and interoperability systems. KTS is seeking multiple systems engineers ranging from entry level to experienced, talented, and motivated individuals:

  • Work with system architects to develop product architectures
  • Develop systems requirements and test procedures
  • Design, develop, integrate, and test major features of hardware and software products developed by KTS and using the latest COTS, industry, and government technology
  • Assist with system integration, verification and validation, and effectiveness analysis
  • Oversee project deliverables to customers and Warfighters

The candidate poses a technical and integration background with a solid understanding of developing battle-space CONOPS and mission oriented solutions. The candidate has demonstrated integration experience of various systems (ideally of aircraft systems). The candidate will work with Software and Systems team to define interfaces, communicate with suppliers, customers, and other sites, and perform the integrations. The candidate will also support lab and field exercises. The candidate must be able to work with limited supervision, contribute innovative ideas to improve product capabilities, and lead smaller integration efforts.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering or related field with one or more years of experience
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of electrical circuit design
  • Hardware and software troubleshooting skills
  • Proficient with the following interfaces including setup and troubleshooting: Serial(RS-232, RS-422), Ethernet (Networking), PCIe, and MIL-STD-1553
  • Experience with ARINC-429, ARINC-818, Hotlink, NTSC/RS-170, DVI interfacespreferred
  • Comfortable with C/C++ or scripting language programming
  • Experience with Windows, Mac OS X and Unix operating systems
  • Familiar with Android tablets
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to obtain Security Clearance, for which the United States Government requires United States citizenship

The requirement for this job is that the applicant must be able to obtain Security Clearance upon hiring. The United States government requires United States citizenship in order to obtain Security Clearance. Applicants who do not qualify for Security Clearance will not be considered. Please do not apply if you do not meet the Security Clearance requirement.


Kranze Technology Solutions is proud to provide extremely competitive benefits to all full time employees including:

  • Comprehensive Leave plan (Paid Time Off)
  • Comprehensive Health Care package including Vision, Dental, Health Savings Account (HSA), and more
  • Generous Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) retirement plan
  • Paid Overtime
  • Flex Time and Flexible Scheduling
  • Opportunities to work remotely and travel
  • Tuition Reimbursement options
  • Casual and relaxed work environment
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