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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Principal Systems Engineer (LiDAR) - Tactical Solutions SEIT (665901) - Security clearance required in Westminster, Colorado

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Principal Systems Engineer (LiDAR) - Tactical Solutions SEIT (665901) - Security clearance required

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CO - Westminster

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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.


Principal Systems Engineer – Tactical Solutions SEIT

This position will report to the Manager of Tactical Solutions Systems and Test Engineering.

What you'll do:

  • Exercise a high degree of technical and leadership expertise in the systems development of LiDAR components and systems, contributing through the entire lifecycle from initial concept development through the final system verification and test.

  • Work with other engineers in a cross disciplinary collaborative environment developing and implementing LiDAR systems designed for science, defense, intelligence, and commercial customers.

  • Manage relationships between Ball Aerospace, the Government or Prime Contract client and the Ball Aerospace subcontractors and suppliers.

  • Assist with business development activities responding to RFIs, generating briefings and white papers, and contributing to proposals and proposal evaluations.

  • Generate preliminary and detailed LiDAR specification documents.

  • Lead teams of engineers during system and sub-system development and participate with system level qualification and verification testing.

  • Support technical reviews including major milestone reviews through generating slides, presenting briefing charts and providing system level expertise.

  • Will occasionally work hands-on with the hardware, troubleshooting or supporting development or test activities.

  • Perform studies and analysis relating to LiDAR concepts, systems, and testing.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships contributing to a positive and productive work environment within the Systems Engineering and Test Department, Ball Aerospace Strategic Business Units, and Ball Corporation.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Supervise and mentor junior engineers.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What you’ll need:

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering, Physics, or a related technical field is required plus a minimum of 12 years of related experience. An advanced degree is highly desirable.

  • 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.

  • Current Secret security clearance required.

  • Proven technical and leadership experience and strong customer interfacing skills.

  • Strong background in systems engineering and LiDAR including system requirements development, architecture definition, design, assembly, and integration and characterization of completed systems. Awareness of system-level issues and their impacts on system architectures.

  • Proven track record in delivering results with resource constraints including: cost, budget and schedule.

  • Ability to develop relationships with key customer, program, and engineering personnel from Government, Prime Contractors and academia.

  • Business development skills including proposal writing and successful client communication.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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.