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Systems Engineer, Space Vehicles - All Levels

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Boulder, CO, US, 80301

Date:  Jan 7, 2023
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  24843

Job Title: Systems Engineer, Space Vehicles – All Levels


This is not a job requisition.  This is a pipeline to draw interest across multiple levels.  If selected, you will be asked to apply to a requisition that matches your experience level.


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.


Join the Space Vehicle Systems Engineering team at Ball Aerospace - a diverse group of motivated problem solvers faced with the challenge of enabling a transdisciplinary and integrative approach to the successful realization of space vehicle systems.  We're excited about the projects we're involved in and have a strong commitment to the missions we enable.  Offering growth opportunities at all levels of skill and experience, we're looking for leaders and innovators who can continue our strong reputation for creativity and technical excellence, while helping to define the future of Ball.


Ball Aerospace is looking for TS/SCI Cleared Systems Engineers at all levels to support our programs in Boulder, Colorado.


Make a difference.  Love what you do.  Realize your full potential.


This requisition is open for additional multiple levels:

  • Engineer I: BS degree in Engineering or a related technical field plus 2 or more years related experience
  • Engineer II: BS degree in Engineering or a related technical field plus 5 or more years related experience
  • Senior Engineer: BS degree in Engineering or a related technical field plus 8 or more years related experience
  • Principal Engineer: BS degree in Engineering or a related technical field plus 12 or more years related experience
  • Staff Consultant: BS degree in Engineering or a related technical field plus 16 or more years related experience


What You'll Do:

  • Develop and manage the spacecraft bus technical baseline – develop solutions that meet our customer needs and requirements.
  • Work with subsystem leads, providing direction and prioritization of tasks and reviewing their design analysis – detail-oriented.
  • Generate engineering documents including specifications and environmental design requirements, provide support for subsystem procurement specifications and statements of work, and develop test plans – own the technical baseline.
  • Lead and guide spacecraft bus vehicle level trades and analysis – balance technical performance, cost, and risk.
  • Support the development, test and evaluation of hardware, software, support equipment and systems.
  • Communicate spacecraft status and risk posture to the program leadership team.
  • Translate science measurement requirements into mission constraints and spacecraft capabilities such as launch vehicle options, orbital, or interplanetary trajectories, pointing agility, power management scheme and other concepts of operations.
  • Work with and provide high level design concepts that may have no or loosely defined requirements.


What You’ll Need:

  • Active Top Secret (TS)/SCI security clearance.
  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of spacecraft systems, subsystems, and current industry offerings
  • Working knowledge of most spacecraft subsystems sufficient to lead requirements allocation, design trades and performance assessment.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with spacecraft design and development teams for concepts, proposals, or programs.
  • Ability to brainstorm ideas and identify important trades, especially those that drive cost or schedule.


Compensation & Benefits:

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $86,000 - $205,500 (Salary and job level 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: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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