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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Senior Engineer - Space Systems Simulators in Broomfield, Colorado

Clearance Requirement: A current, active Top Secret security clearance is required.

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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 – Space Systems Simulators

Reporting to the Manager of Systems, this position has responsibility for leading simulator development on a specific spacecraft program.

What you’ll do:

•Provide a dedicated interface to a spacecraft program including the customer, peer subsystems and program management

•Maintain cost & schedule baselines with the program including earned value & contract changes

•Present simulator design at PDR/CDR as well as business reviews (IBR/BMR) & status at PMR and other internal & external program forums

•Perform Simulator integration tasks throughout the lifecycle of programs including proposals, design, production, acceptance and on orbit operations

•Develop requirements, verification & validation products necessary to sell off simulators for both internal and customer contract deliverables

•Coordinate program specific needs with the simulator product line architects & resolve cost/schedule/technical issues to the satisfaction of all users

•Provide leadership across a program’s flight subsystems to integrate components into a cohesive spacecraft

•Proactively identify customer needs & find ways to make simulators part of the solutions to their problems

•Provide early identification of issues that would prevent simulators from meeting both their requirements and the customer’s expectations

•Additional opportunities may include: ◦Communicate a vision of the system architecture to Ball engineers, and lead multi-disciplinary teams across multiple organizations in detailed design, analysis, and optimization of the candidate systems and subsystem performance and operation.

•Act as mentor for several other systems engineers.

•Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

•Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Unit/Strategic Support Unit 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 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 as a technical lead in spacecraft or instrument programs or related fields.

•Experience in space hardware and software engineering is required, including, but not limited to: Systems architectures, including both space and ground segments; flight systems design, systems engineering, as well as integration & test.

•Proven leadership and management skills for large and small projects.

•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.

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.


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.

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