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Engineer Senior - Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Architect

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020

Date:  Nov 23, 2020
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  2652

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.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.




<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Engineer Senior – Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Architect 

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ball is reimagining the implementation of our systems engineering practices to include methodologies in a digital environment. We are seeking a Model-Based Systems Engineer who will lead the development, implementation, adoption, and execution of modern methods, tools, infrastructure, and processes. This role will serve both the Ball Aerospace company, as well as specific projects within our enterprise. You’ll transform insights, innovations, and lessons learned on project-specific MBSE initiatives into best-practices and standards that can be leveraged across the enterprise.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">What You’ll Do:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Create and implement a roadmap to define and fulfill MBSE goals and capabilities across the enterprise, inclusive of tools, methods, processes, and infrastructure.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Develop recommendations and effectively communicate them to management and relevant partners or customers.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Provide technical leadership, mentorship, and guidance to a team of systems engineers in the areas of systems engineering analysis, architecture modeling, and MBSE.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Consult and facilitate diverse stakeholders in defining and prioritizing opportunities to implement an MBSE approach to realize cost and labor savings and promote efficiency and re-use.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Develop and review guidance and training materials related to architecture modeling, tool usage, processes, assumptions, and limitations. Coordinate amongst practitioners to share best practices, establish style guides, and templates.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Establish and maintain a repository of architectural modeling data for rapid starts on new projects and proposals.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Bridge architecture models with physics-based performance models and simulations.
    Collaborate with enterprise PLM/PDM tool transitions, representing the interests of the systems engineering community.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Perform other duties as necessary.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">What You’ll Need:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 or more years related experience.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Aerospace industry experience preferred.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Excellent communication, presentation, facilitation, collaboration, and teaching skills
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience in leading, developing, and implementing a complex vision in alignment with diverse technical, programmatic, management, and infrastructure stakeholder inputs and requirements, within cost and schedule constraints
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Demonstrated success in leading an organizational/cultural change initiative
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience translating customer needs and objectives into capability requirements and soliciting feedback
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Expert understanding of the traditional systems engineering lifecycle, phases, processes, inputs/outputs, artifacts
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Working knowledge of architecture frameworks (DoDAF, UAF, e.g.)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">OMG Systems Modeling Language (SysML) Certification (preferred; or experience applying each language construct on complex, multi-user projects)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience utilizing SysML model authoring tools and associated model management capabilities (familiarity with MagicDraw, Enterprise Architect, or Rational Rhapsody, e.g.)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience utilizing requirements database tools (DOORS, Jama, Cameo Requirements Modeler, e.g.)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience with multi-domain parametric modeling and optimization, design of experiments, trade space exploration, and surrogate modeling techniques (familiarity with Modelica tools, such as Dymola or Open Modelica, e.g.) desired.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience eliciting, authoring, formalizing, and maintaining concept models and ontologies (familiarity with OWL, Protégé, Cameo Concept Modeler, or similar tools) desired.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience with visualization strategies and tools (familiarity with Tom Sawyer Perspectives, Tableau, or similar tools) desired.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience developing scripts to automate processes (Python, etc.) desired.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Working Conditions:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Current Clearance Required:

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.




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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