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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Spacecraft Systems Engineer II - PART-TIME 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.

Spacecraft Systems Engineer II

Talented spacecraft system engineer who has the experience necessary to help leverage existing processes while bring new ideas and vision to our culture. Work with a talented team of engineers through the system life cycle of a program (conceptual, design/analyze, test/verification, and deployment/production) to ensure the highest levels of quality, performance and communication. Help Ball develop spacecraft solutions for the Nation – as a Spacecraft Systems engineer you will get to participate in trade studies (help influence the design), derive and manage requirements (what will it do and how will we know it will work), validate performance as teams turn concepts into hardware and software.

What You’ll Do:

•Provide leadership in system engineering specific skills and technical activities (trade studies).

•Understand and implement a design that is within scope, cost and schedule requirements of the mission.

•Tasks within the team may include the following:

  • ◦Help generate requirements, specifications, flow-down and perform/understand verification.

  • ◦Help develop system concepts and interface definitions.

  • ◦Support the analysis for system configurations and error budgets.

  • ◦Understand and support system architecture trades.

  • ◦Interact/communicate with other disciplines to obtain relevant information/knowledge needed at the system level (Comprehends subsystems that make up a system)

  • ◦Help generate engineering documents including specifications, interface control documents, and test plans.

  • ◦Support risk assessment and analysis.

•Work tasks to completion and provide problem solving solutions.

•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:

•Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 5 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.

•A strong technical foundation – people who learn and grow thrive.

•A desire to learn – our culture fosters intellectual curiosity in a highly collaborative environment.

•Current Top Secret security clearance is required.

•Experience in systems engineering processes, including requirements development, requirement allocation, change management, verification and validation is desired.

•Demonstrated ability to write effective and verifiable requirements – detailed oriented.

•Solid presentation skills with experience to senior decision making and technical audiences.

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.


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.

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