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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Principal Electrical Engineer - EMI/EMC in Westminster, 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.

Principal Electrical Engineer - EMI/EMC – Security Clearance Required

Come join Ball Aerospace in beautiful Colorado creating leading edge, space based remote sensing solutions for our DoD, NASA, and NOAA customers. For more than 60 years we have been designing and building complex, state of the art payloads and spacecraft that enable our customers to achieve their challenging, emerging mission objectives.

We are looking for a technical leader with expertise in EMI/EMC who will define, guide, and trouble shoot electronics design, development, and test activities and provide support to business development. You will directly contribute to multiple missions and mentor junior level staff along the way.

What You’ll Do:

•Provide technical leadership and expertise in the area of EMI/EMC at the payload and/or spacecraft bus level for remote sensing applications during all phases of a program lifecycle from concept development through on-orbit commissioning.

•Bus and payload/instrument design, modeling & simulation and application of detailed knowledge of EMI testing of boxes and subsystems. Verification of compliance to requirements at the subsystem level.

•Define the electronics architecture for spacecraft subsystem and assembly level hardware. This will include: technology assessments, instrument and/or spacecraft requirements flow-down to electronic subsystems, electronic requirements analysis and allocation, electrical subsystem conceptual development/trade studies, design leadership, supporting hardware development efforts for current and future program needs and providing system integration and test support.

•Document and present analysis, findings, and design to customers.

•Mentor junior engineers

•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 or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required, plus 12 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.

•Active TS/SCI clearance required.

•Proven technical leader and expert in developing EMI/EMC requirements and design for electronics systems for classified programs.

•Expertise in the physics of EMI/EMC and system interactions at the physical layer.

•Knowledgeable of space environmental factors (radiation, Total Ionizing Dose, etc) and how they interact with EMI/EMC concerns.

•Strong system level development experience (12 or more years) defining requirements, verification and validation methodologies, buying off requirements to deliver hardware to the next level of integration, etc. with expertise in the area of EMI/EMC.

•Expert system level analytical skills including FMECA, WCA, reliability and risk mitigation.

•Detailed knowledge of MIL-STD-461/462/464/1541, SMC-S-008/016 and related standards requirements and testing is required.

•Technical team leadership experience.

•Knowledgeable in FPGA-based electronics architecture and the impact of EMI on such architectures

•In depth experience with redundant fault tolerant avionics, self-diagnostic and architecture/hardware design including trade-offs and characteristics and impact of EMI on such systems.

•Familiarity with launch vehicle interface avionics.

•Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, strong presentation skills and the ability to lead group discussions.

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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