Defense System Engineering, Integration & Test


KODA was founded on six decades of weapon system development experience – from hands-on engineering to executive leadership. We have been directly responsible for solving complex problems, developing highly technical products, and we delivered time after time. From designing radar systems to leading large-scale flight tests to managing international programs, we have a unique understanding of customer needs, deep domain expertise and proven technical skills. Our senior government decision-maker perspective, understanding of government organizations and experience integrating large multi-disciplinary teams make us distinctly qualified in our field.

Leadership Team

KODA Technologies, Inc was founded in 2017 by Julie Schumacher, a former Engineer, Program Manager and Senior Executive with both the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command and the Missile Defense Agency. David Conrad is a missile defense expert and former Principal Member of the Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. The KODA leadership team brings technical and management expertise, as well as perspectives gained from leading government organizations.

Julie Schumacher

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David Conrad

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Mel Belcher

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Best Places to Work

On June 16, 2020, KODA was named a “Best Places to Work” GOLD winner at the 2020 Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Best Places to Work Awards Event. Each year the Chamber honors micro, small, medium, large, and extra-large businesses; KODA was in the small business category with 21 other similar-sized companies. Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards were given in each of the five categories based on rankings. KODA brought home the GOLD award!

KODA Attributes

KODA, a Native American word meaning Allies, represents who we are as individuals and who we are as a company. We are Allies to our customers and to each other.

  • Highly Capable People
  • Team Culture
  • Mission-Driven
  • Complex Problem-Solvers
  • Technical Integrity
  • People-Focused


Radar Systems

  • Radar Design
  • BMD – Air Defense Radars
  • Discrimination Algorithm Design
  • High-Fidelity Modeling

Missile Systems

  • Technology Development
  • RF/EO Seeker Development
  • Missile Integration
  • Threat Engineering

Test Planning & Execution

  • Flight Testing & Operations
  • Ground/HWIL Test Design
  • Pre/Post Test Analysis
  • Requirement-Optimized Design

Systems Engineering & Integration

  • System Performance Analysis
  • Technical Intelligence
  • System of Systems Modeling
  • Architecture Design

Test Range Operations

  • Instrumentation Design
  • Instrumentation Application
  • Mission Control
  • Enterprise Management
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Program Management

  • Cybersecurity Management
  • International R&D
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organizational Optimization

Program Experience

  • Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD)
  • Redesigned Kill Vehicle (RKV)
  • THAAD and AN/TPY-2
  • AEGIS BMD and SM-3
  • Sea-Based X-band Radar
  • Patriot Advanced Capability-3
  • Advanced Hypersonic Weapon
  • Arrow 2
  • Arrow 3
  • David’s Sling
  • Arrow Link-16 System
  • Army High Energy Laser
  • SMDC Nano Satellite Programs
  • Trident D5
  • Minuteman
  • BMDS Flight & Ground Test
  • BMD Target Systems
  • Reagan Test Site
  • KREMS Radar Suite

Contract Vehicles & Certifications

  • Missile Defense Agency
      • TEAMS: Weapons and Missile Systems Engineering (Parsons)
      • TEAMS: BMD Systems Engineering (Parsons)
      • TEAMS: Agency, Advisory, and Analytical (A3) Support (MacAulay-Brown)
  • US Army AMRDEC
      • AMCOM EXPRESS: AMRDEC S3I Test & Analysis Task Order 20 (Torch)
      • AMCOM EXPRESS: AMRDEC WDI Technical and Engineering Support (Torch)
      • AMCOM EXPRESS: AMRDEC ED Lifecycle Engineering (Torch)
      • AMRDEC BAA: Advanced Technology Concepts (MEI)
  • US Army Space and Missile Defense Command / Army Forces Strategic Command
      • OASIS SETAS: Assessment, Simulation, and Transition Support Services (AS&TSS) (Radiance)
      • OASIS SETAS/OASIS: Space and Cyberspace Science and Technologies (SCS&T) (Radiance)
      • OASIS SETAS: Hypersonic Development and Testing (MTSI)
  • US Navy
      • SeaPort Next Generation (Intuitive)

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KODA in the Community

Charitable giving is a KODA founding principle; we began charitable giving from the start in 2017. Today, through our “KODA Cares” program, our Team Members decide who receives assistance from our charitable giving fund. In addition, “KODA Serves” our community with service projects throughout the year.

Downtown Rescue Mission, May 2020

House of the Harvest, May 2020

Still Serving Veterans, May 2020

Summer Program for Madison Cross Roads Elementary

Serving the Madison Cross Roads Community through Harvest House

The Refuge House, Graces of Gurley, 2019

Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Beds for Foster Kids, 2019

Motorized Mayhem Robotics Team, 2019

College Scholarship for She’s All That Charities, 2019

Kona Ice at Leap Academy, 2019

Owens Cross Roads Sign, 2017

College Scholarship for She’s All That Charities, 2018

Summer Program for Madison Cross Roads School Students, 2018


Join the KODA team



Radar Design & Integration
Missile Design & Integration
Ground Test / HWIL Design
Flight Test Planning & Execution
Test Range Operations
Systems Engineering & Integration
Program Management

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KODA Technologies, Inc.
Madison, AL