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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer I - Software Systems in Westminster, Colorado

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 at https://jobs.ball.com/aerospace/ or connect with us on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/ball-aerospace , Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ballaerospace/ , Twitter at https://twitter.com/BallAerospace or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ballaerospace/ .

The Engineering Strategic Support Unit comprises the organizational talent and technical leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers’ missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution.

Engineer I - Software Systems

What You'll Do:

  • Design, develop, test and integrate test system software and hardware for a variety of applications including: subsystem command and data handling, low level hardware control, automation, custom interfaces, and communication software for ground, airborne and/or space systems.

  • Participate in the following activities: requirements definition, analysis and decomposition, support system level architecture definition and software design.

  • Implement and certify test systems in the labs using commercial and custom-built test equipment.

  • Applications are programmed in LabVIEW and Ruby. Formal software development methodologies apply.

  • 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'll Need:

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

  • 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.

  • Experience with LabVIEW and other LabVIEW constructs: LabVIEW Real-Time, LabVIEW FPGA, Veristand, Device Drivers and instrumentation.

  • Experience with Ruby, Matlab, and SQL is desired.

  • Ability to apply sound software engineering principles to the development of software through the full lifecycle.

  • Experience working on efforts that require software requirements definition and analysis, architecture definition, design, implementation and test.

  • Ability to interface to all engineering disciplines.

  • Ability to grasp new technical concepts including hardware/software interactions, real-time processing, and concepts of operations.

  • Ability to modify and maintain existing software code and architecture and to work within department standards.

  • Self-starter, good interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work independently and on a team.

  • Working knowledge of configuration management principles.

  • Working knowledge of software quality principles.

  • TS/SCI preferred but not required.

  • NI Certified LabVIEW Developer (CLD) certification is required within 6 months of starting at Ball.

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.

A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire 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.

US CITIZENSHIP IS 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.

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