Looking for a job? Kratos, a defense and security solutions company, expects to add 76 jobs and make around $8.6 million in investments in its Birmingham facility over the next five years. Keep reading to learn more.
With the support of critical enhancement programs provided by the State of Alabama, Jefferson County and the City of Birmingham, Kratos made this announcement after acquiring the engineering division of Birmingham’s Southern Research for $80 million earlier this year.
From the acquisition, Kratos SRE was established as a new business unit within the company’s Defense & Rocket Support Services (KDRSS) Division.
Kratos SRE currently employs about 140 engineers, technicians and program support professionals conducting work supporting the space community, the Department of Defense and other national security customers.
The new positions will have an average annual salary of $95,000 and will include engineers, technicians and support staff.
Planning for growth
The Kratos SRE Birmingham growth plan is part of the company’s overall strategy to expand their technology capabilities in certain areas. We are excited to see this type of growth in our city.
“I look forward to seeing the Birmingham Kratos SRE business unit continue their record of amazing accomplishments as Kratos makes investments in advanced concepts and expands their technical capabilities.”Greg Canfield, Alabama Department of Commerce, Secretary
Birmingham is the perfect place for Kratos to focus on this exciting growth.
“As Birmingham and Jefferson County continues to expand its aerospace and defense industry footprint, we welcome Kratos and its plans for new jobs and investment.”Steve Ammons, Jefferson County Commissioner
While the company plans to add over 76 new jobs in the near future, they have a number of current openings as well.
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