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Engineer II - Electrical Design

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020

Date:  Jan 30, 2023
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  25558

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


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 Engineering Strategic Capabilities 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 – Electrical Design


What You'll Do:


  • Apply innovative design techniques to create defense-oriented, cutting-edge electronic systems. 
  • Work in a fast-paced team environment on a variety of R&D, proof of concept, and production programs.
  • Develop analog and digital hardware for electromechanical systems.
  • Assignments will include design and hands-on build/integration of electronic hardware for prototyping and/or field use.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team of mechanical, electrical, systems and software engineers.
  • 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:


  • 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 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.
  • A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required and a TS/SCI security clearance with Polygraph is preferred
  • Demonstrates solid knowledge of electrical engineering fundamentals.
  • Embraces a “fail early, fail often” approach to hardware development.
  • Understanding of signal conditioning for analog sensors.
  • Understanding of various serial communication interfaces (UART, I2C, SPI, RS485, etc.) and their use in within an electromechanical system.
  • Has experience in operating lab equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, signal generators, power supplies, logic analyzers, etc.
  • PCB layout experience desired (Altium preferred).
  • Electromechanical design, assembly and/or test experience is a plus.
  • Python experience for data analysis, instrument interfacing or application development is desired.
  • Embedded C/C++ development for ARM is a plus.
  • Hardware prototyping and fabrication experience (soldering, wiring, etc.) is desired.
  • Experience with high voltage (kilovolts) DC is a plus.
  • Electrical system integration experience is desired.
  • System and/or board level grounding and EMC best practices is a plus.
  • Environmental design experience (temperature, shock, etc.) is a plus.
  • Good communication skills, as well as excellent presentation skills.


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.


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.


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: Denver

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