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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Senior Engineer-Systems Integration & Test - PART TIME 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 or connect with us on LinkedIn at , Facebook at , Twitter at or Instagram at .

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 – Systems Integration & Test

What you’ll do:

•Manage spacecraft or instrument assembly, integration and test programs, including planning and control of cost and schedule issues.

•Conducting of functional and environmental testing of spacecraft or instruments and related electronic, electro-mechanical, or electro-optic components and systems.

•Generate, interpret, implement, and monitor test requirements from system, detail design, and contract specifications.

•Write, review, update, and implement procedures for the purpose of prototype, qualification, and acceptance testing.

•Maintain required test engineering logs, records and reports.

•Provide technical oversight and support to technicians and engineers.

•Lead the design, development, build, and certification of automated electrical ground support equipment.

•Provide technical guidance to new business pursuits and proposals.

•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 in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 or more years of relevant 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.

•Hands-on experience in the testing of spacecraft or instrument related electronic, electro-mechanical, or electro-optic components and systems.

•Experience in procedure development for GSE and flight hardware.

•Experience in environmental test design.

•Good planning and organization skills.

•Ability to supervise large teams of technicians and senior level engineers of multiple disciplines.

•Proven experience in cost account management, establishing and controlling schedule and budget.

•Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

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.


Future Clearance 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.


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