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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer I - Space Systems (667182) - Security clearance required in Boulder, Colorado

Job Title:

Engineer I - Space Systems (667182) - Security clearance required

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CO - Boulder

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Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit, Facebook or Twitter.


What You’ll Do:

  • Perform Systems Engineering tasks throughout the lifecycle of programs or R&D projects.

  • Support the development, test and evaluation of hardware, software, support equipment and systems.

  • Generate engineering documents including specifications, interface control documents, and test plans.

  • Update and manage requirements with the DOORS or designated software system.

  • Develop system concepts and interface definitions.

  • Analyze system configurations and error budgets.

  • Understand and support system architecture trades.

  • Support risk assessment and analysis.

  • Additional opportunities may include:

  • Support the development and conduct of mission operations for NASA, DoD, and commercial customers.

  • Conduct spacecraft or instrument performance modeling and simulation using existing models and help create new models for Vis, IR, UV, microwave and other wavelength sensors, both imaging and non-imaging.

  • Work on spacecraft subsystems such as power, propulsion, command and data handling (C&DH), or attitude determination and control system (ADCS).

  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams across multiple organizations in detailed design, analysis, and optimization of the candidate systems and subsystem performance and operation.

  • Participate in writing proposals and creating and delivering presentations.

  • Experience with systems engineering tools and processes are beneficial.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Unit/Strategic Support Unit and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need:

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 2 or more years related experience.

  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

  • Top Secret security clearance required.

  • Advanced computer application skills, such as Matlab, C, C++, IDL, STK, DOORS, and other analytical tools is a strong plus.

  • Experience in space hardware and software engineering is desired, including, but not limited to: Systems architectures, including both space and ground segments; flight systems design, systems engineering, as well as integration & test.

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to understand the customer’s needs and provide clear communication of proposed solutions.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.

  • May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.

  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.

  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Security Clearance:

Successful candidate will have completed a government national security clearance investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. *U.S. Citizenship is Required. By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.