Colorado Technology Jobs

Colorado Jobs

Job Information

Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Senior Advanced Systems Manager- Space Resilience & Survivability in Broomfield, Colorado

Clearance Requirement: A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, 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 Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter or Instagram .

The National Defense Strategic Business Unit works with members of the military, intelligence and defense communities to deliver space systems that drive mission success. From space situational awareness to Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, we provide resilient mission-level solutions for the nation’s greatest challenges.

Senior Advanced Systems Manager– Space Resilience & Survivability

We are currently recruiting for an Advanced Systems Manager to perform business development, business capture, and program management for Ball Aerospace. This position reports to the Space Resilience & Survivability business area of National Defense (ND), which supports the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community, with a focus on customer groups that provide resiliency to the overall space architecture. At the Sr. ASM level you’ll be customer focused, leading new business capture activities and teams. A successful candidate must have a strong technical background as well as customer focused, collaborative leadership qualities.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead the pursuit of new business opportunities with a variety of defense and intelligence customers.

  • Support direct engagement with key government and industry customers.

  • Develop and carry out plans and strategies to capture new opportunities.

  • Manage business development and engineering personnel to carry out capture plans and strategies, and to produce solutions that meet customers’ mission needs.

  • Lead the preparation of responses to customer opportunities, including white papers, proposals, rough order of magnitude estimates and responses to customer requests for information.

  • Provide leadership, knowledge, mentoring, staff development, application of the LCGM, management of internal budgets for execution of existing work.

  • Manage development efforts, studies, and small programs to achieve technical, cost, and schedule objectives.

  • Coordinate inputs from support organizations including engineering, contracts, finance, security, and others as needed.

  • 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 to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You'll Need:

  • BS/BA in related field plus 15 years or more related experience.

  • Each higher-level degree, i.e. Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year 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.

  • TS/SCI security clearance is required.

  • Strong technical competence in any or all of the following: mission architecture, optics, focal plane arrays and focal plane subsystems, electro-optical remote sensing payload systems operating from visible to long wave infra-red, spacecraft bus systems and technologies.

  • Experience on classified design teams and new business capture activities in aerospace or related industry for defense and intelligence customers.

  • Experience working on classified proposals.

  • Experience leading design teams and/or new business capture activities.

  • Excellent presentation skills to technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Strong written communication and proposal writing skills.

  • Strong programmatic background within classified program environments for government or industry is a strong plus.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment.

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

Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.

Relocation for this position is available.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $166,500 - $230,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)

  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. Click here ( to learn more.


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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans