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Senior Signals Analyst

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Boulder, CO, US, 80301

Date:  Nov 17, 2022
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  19811

Clearance Requirement:   A current, active TS/SCI CI Polygraph security clearance is required.


Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people who promote a sense of belonging and equality with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. What’s more, our company balances listening to experiences, providing feedback, and partnership at all levels to create a more inclusive environment. Our team members are able to fully invest in the work that they do, bringing dynamic thinking and energy to Ball Aerospace.


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 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. 


Senior Signals Analyst


What You’ll Do:


  • Perform research, analysis, and reporting on radio-frequency communications.
  • Incorporate a variety of intelligence sources to characterize communications equipment.
  • Contribute to cross-functional teams pursuing high priority national security challenges.
  • Work independently and in teams to analyze technical information and execute complex intelligence operations.
  • Mentor civilian and military intelligence professionals on advanced analytic techniques.
  • Innovate solutions to customer's most challenging intelligence problems.
  • Guide customers in creating intelligence collection requirements, setting up dataflows, and effectively exploiting new collection sources.
  • Provide systematic improvement to customers intelligence collection and analysis processes.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities 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:


  • High school diploma plus 12 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Bachelor’s or Master’s, may substitute for two years of related experience. 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, of Computer Science preferred.
  • A current, active TS/SCI CI Polygraph security clearance is required.
  • Graduate of 451 or a DoD signals analysis development program.
  • Knowledge of communication theory, to include signal processing, decision theory, estimation theory, modulation-demodulation, multiplexing, forward error correction, and randomizers.
  • Understanding of RF spectrum analysis theory.
  • Ability to evaluate SIGINT and ELINT datasets and verify processor fidelity.
  • Ability to use signals to make precise measurements of radio frequency, inter/intrapulse modulation, pulse duration, pulse repetition intervals, and scan type and time.
  • Experience analyzing unprocessed / unreported technical information and/or SIGINT.
  • Experience with latest generation of SIGINT analysis tools.
  • In-depth, expert level knowledge of the US SIGINT System.
  • Working knowledge of multiple consumer, government, or industry communication technologies.
  • Working knowledge of Department of Defense and Intelligence Community processes.


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 environment, laboratory, clean room, or production floor.


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.


Direct Program Charge: 99%


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $144,000 - $198,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • Job Grade:  Aerospace Q 
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.


Job Referral Fee: $10,000.00




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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