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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Senior Engineer - Electro-Optical Payload Systems in Boulder, 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.

Senior Engineer – Electro-Optical Payload Systems

This engineering position is for an experienced systems engineer who is creative and responsible for leading the development of airborne and/or space borne payload systems

What You’ll Do:

•Support programs with payload system design, payload trades, payload integration and test, and post-delivery technical support.

•Perform systems engineering tasks throughout the program or Research and Development (R&D) project lifecycle.

•Understand and lead the decomposition and allocation of electro-optical payload requirements to lower level specifications. Refine requirements as necessary.

•Responsible for payload system performance for compliance and verification of requirements.

•Lead and perform analyses for the development of error trees and Technical Performance Measures (TPMs).

•Manage system interfaces and lead the development of payload Interface Control Documents (ICDs).

•Lead, with the coordination of AI&T engineers, the test configurations, verification approaches, and analysis plans necessary for payload verification.

•Lead the development, test and evaluation of hardware, software, support equipment and systems as required.

•Prepare and give presentations to peers, management, and/or customers.

•Support program gates such as the Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR), Functional Configuration Audit (FCA) and payload sell-off.

•Maintain a regular and predictable 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 degree or higher in engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 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.

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

•Experience executing space based electro-optical systems from concept development and program kick- off through post-delivery support.

•Demonstrated leadership skills—ability to coordinate activities of a diverse team, predict and meet schedules, resolve disconnects.

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

•Current Top Secret security clearance preferred.

•Working knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM) - CAM experience preferred

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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