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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Senior Systems Engineer - Launch Segment in Boulder, Colorado

Clearance Requirement: A current, active Top Secret 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 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 – Launch Segment

What you’ll do:

•Support launch segment concept development to include requirements definition, flow-down, development, verification and interfaces to other segments.

•Develop, document, and implement technical data/requirements and all deliverables required for launch segment operations.

•Support launch segment concept development for new business proposal activities.

•Support development and refinement of Ball Aerospace launch segment processes.

•Interface externally the space segment provider.

•Interface internally with Launch Mission Manager and Engineering/ATLO Groups.

•Provide single Point of Contact at Ball Aerospace for launch system interface definition, and implementation.

•Coordinate interface with Ball Systems Safety and launch site Range Safety.

•Coordinate launch site materials, consumables and training (propellant, purge gas, SCAPE).

•Support technical writing (Proposal development, Contractual elements, procedural definitions, specifications, interfaces, analysis support and description documents).

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

•Minimum of 5 years direct experience in Launch Services/Engineering with a solid understanding of specifications, interface control, launch integration activities,

•Experience with defining, developing and delivering space qualified hardware. Strong oral, written, and presentation skills.

•Effective in multidisciplinary large team work environment with broad responsibilities and minimal oversight.

•Applicants will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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.

This position may be eligible for a Hiring Incentive of a minimum of $10,000 for external hires only.


Current Clearance 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.


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

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