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Technical Intern - MDP Algorithm Development

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Boulder, CO, US, 80301

Date:  Jan 15, 2022
Job Category:  Internship
Req. ID:  15062

At Ball Aerospace, we care about the health and safety of our team members, their families and our communities. Ball Aerospace will comply with Executive Order 14042 and all team members will be required to provide proof of completed vaccination status as a condition of employment as stated within the Order, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations.

 

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.

 

The Ball Aerospace Internship Program is a 10-week summer program that provides interns with practical experience working on relevant projects while working with designated mentors; access to state-of-the-art equipment; a competitive wage; relocation reimbursement; in-house training; group activities; possible future employment and the ability to participate in the Ball Aerospace Remote Sensing Team (BIRST) program to build and launch a rocket or high-altitude balloon.  At the conclusion of your internship, you will be required to prepare and deliver a formal presentation of your project work to your respective department.

 

Technical Intern – MDP Algorithm Development

 

What You’ll Do:

 

  • Under the general supervision of a senior-level engineer, design and develop algorithmic models to predict performance of real-time systems.  Sample algorithms include image processing, clutter suppression, detection, estimation, open and closed loop tracking, uncorrelated track determination, Target Object Mapping, Initial Orbit Determination (IOD) and/or Orbit Determination (OD).
  • Support the architecture, design, and development of algorithms, software, and hardware systems for a variety of applications including mission data processing systems for Remote Sensing, and/or Space Situational Awareness / Rendezvous and Proximity Operations
  • Perform system engineering and modeling & simulation.
  • 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:

 

  • Must have completed your sophomore or junior year and be enrolled in a degree program for the fall of 2022. We will also accept students enrolled in a post graduate program.
  • 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.
  • Strong mission data processing experience in OPIR and/or Space Situational Awareness (SSA) / Space Control
  • Experience with computational science and/or applying advanced math skills to engineering problems
  • Significant experience with Matlab, Python, or C++
  • Desired experience in at least one of the following areas:
    • Track Processing and/or Image Processing
    • Artificial Intelligence / Deep Learning
    • Mission data processing experience in OPIR and/or Space Situational Awareness (SSA) / Space Control is desired
    • Data Processing for Remote Sensing or SSA raw data through actionable products
    • GPU, FPGA, and/or High Performance Computing (cluster) processing implementations
    • Initial Orbit Determination and/or Orbit Determination / 3D trajectory estimation
  • Strong analytic capabilities.
  • Ability to document analysis results and write reports.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to contribute to the success of small teams through excellent teamwork.

 

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.

 

Relocation for this position is available.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

 

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $19.30 - $27.50 per hour (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • Temporary positions typically are not eligible for benefits. For details, copy and paste https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.

 

US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED

 

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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