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Engineer II - Software

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Albuquerque, NM, US, 87106

Date:  Sep 14, 2023
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  27314

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer 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.


At our core, we're passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world's greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond.®


For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Advanced Technology & Information Solutions Strategic Business Unit provides scientific, engineering and other experts that work with our customers to solve their hardest problems and advance state-of-the-art technology. Our data solutions professionals deliver enterprise processing, analytics, exploitation and management, as well as information technology hardware that provide actionable information for warfighters and decision makers. In addition, our subject matter experts provide world-class technology and operational insight that help organizations advance the boundaries of knowledge and accomplish their missions. 


Ball Aerospace’s Albuquerque, New Mexico office is a key provider of science and technology services to the Air Force Research Laboratory and other government research and development organizations. Our multi-discipline staff provides a broad range of scientific and engineering services, including: technology development; diagnostic development; highly-controlled laboratory measurements; field experiments and demonstrations; technology assessments; modeling and simulations; and analyses. We are seeking additional qualified professionals to join our science and technology-oriented organization.


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Engineer II – Software


Perform software engineering design, development, and analysis of software at various levels including individual components, sub-systems, and systems, and perform test and integration for all phases of system, project, and application development of varying complexity, from simple tasks and single focus projects to extremely complex and multi-disciplinary efforts. May participate in or lead teams in the design, development, and execution of innovative research projects.


What You’ll Do:


  • Conceive and develop solutions to engineering problems through the application of professional and industry-wide accepted engineering techniques, practices, and procedures. Ensure that engineering work conforms to high technical and company standards and meets or exceeds all contract and customer requirements.
  • Gather, compile, and evaluate design and data to determine the adequacy, completeness, and engineering effectiveness of the solution compared to requirements and specifications. May be responsible for tracking performance against schedules.
  • Design, develop and modify software applications, systems, components, processes, and devices according to specifications.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and recommend innovative solutions, applications, and software design approaches required for meeting contract and customer specifications for new and modified products and systems.
  • Compile and prepare necessary data and engineering documents to support technical meetings and end-item product delivery.
  • Review drawings, procedures, and engineering orders for completeness, compatibility, producibility, and correctness.
  • Organize, analyze, write, and present technical marketing and proposal information for managers and customers.
  • Work closely with members of other engineering disciplines.
  • Be able to provide and communicate understanding of both the technical and non-technical aspects of projects to the team as well as the customer.
  • Promote development of a strong team by participation in key aspects of projects and mentoring more junior and non-software engineer team members.
  • Work with classified documents requiring thorough knowledge of DoD procedures for the proper usage and safeguarding of classified information.
  • Maintain and update required records and reports.
  • Present and resolve any technical software difficulties or discrepancies with the team, customers, and subcontractors in a timely manner.
  • Participate in and lead software design, code, and test reviews.
  • Develop critical portions of software.
  • Understand and execute integration of software onto hardware.
  • Perform configuration management on all software designs, data, and deliverables.
  • Recommend and develop improvements to existing software.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, the Strategic Capabilities Units, and the company. Interact appropriately with others 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 5 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of related 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.
  • Experience with C/C++ and C#.
  • Experience with source code management and tools (Git, Subversion).
  • Ability to work independently and apply problem solving skills to overcome technical challenges.
  • Experience with real-time embedded systems preferred.
  • Experience with PC operating system application development preferred.
  • Experience with database design and management preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills preferred.
  • Experience with embedded development environments preferred.
  • Experience with Agile development practices preferred.
  • Understanding of FPGA and ASIC design preferred.


Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Working Conditions:


  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies.  Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act.  This includes the use of some CBD products.  A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment.
  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, 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.


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.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $108,000 - $133,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.




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.


Nearest Major Market: Albuquerque

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