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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer II - Mission Systems Engineering (Mission Operability) (665968) - Security clearance requir in Boulder, Colorado

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Engineer II - Mission Systems Engineering (Mission Operability) (665968) - 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.


Engineer II - Mission Systems Engineering (Mission Operability)

What you’ll do:

  • Provide spacecraft mission readiness and operations support through all program phases (design, build, test, and on-orbit).

  • Provide mission readiness expertise for both ground operations and LEOP activities including

  • Recommended Operations Procedures (ROP) writing

  • Alarm matrix management

  • Constraints management

  • Author and execute mission scenario test procedures

  • Maintain commissioning sequence of events

  • Interact with subcontractor

  • Generate test plans for and execute ground procedures validation

  • Ground process validation

  • Act as a member of mission readiness team for the entire program lifecycle

  • Participate in V&V events (rehearsals, simulations, table tops, etc)

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

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

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What you need:

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 5 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.

  • An active Top Secret/SCI clearance.

  • Familiarity with spacecraft bus operations (preferably the Ball BCP bus).

  • Exposure to spacecraft design.

  • Experience with MS Office and Eclipse at a minimum.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Good planning, organization, and communication skills.

  • Ability to work with large teams of distributed ground system engineers and senior level engineers of multiple disciplines.

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 security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. *U.S. Citizenship is Required.


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.