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Engineer II - Space Vehicle Systems - Simulators

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Boulder, CO, US, 80301

Date:  May 24, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  870

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 or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


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.



Engineer II – Space Vehicle Systems – Simulators

Utilize your engineering and software development expertise to develop real-time simulations of Ball Space Vehicles.  This position is for a software engineer that will report to the manager of Space Vehicle Simulators.  This role requires a developer that has a keen interest in aerospace and how satellites are developed, produced and operated.


What You’ll Do:
•Design, develop and implement real-time simulations of Ball Aerospace space vehicles.
•Perform full software life cycle functions including software requirements, architecture, design, code, test, integration and documentation.
•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 5 or more years related experience.
•Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree and/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.
•Experience developing model-based simulations using Matlab/Simulink, preference for those with experience with auto code generation using embedded coder, Simulink coder and/or matlab coder.
•Experience in designing, developing, and testing software for operational systems using programming languages such as C/C++, and Ruby/Python.
•Understanding or experience with real-time operating systems including Linux/VxWorks is desirable.
•Exposure to or familiarity with control theory, hardware-in-the-loop, and processor-in-the-loop simulations.
•A working knowledge of the software development lifecycle and activities in each phase.
•Experience with formal software development practices including the use of software version control, coding standards and style guides.


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.




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: $102,000 - $126,500 (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. Click here to learn more.




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: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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