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Engineer Senior - Payload Systems

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020

Date:  Nov 28, 2022
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  23767

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 Senior – Payload Systems

 

Join Ball Aerospace’s Payload Systems Engineering team as a Senior Systems Engineer! In this role, you will be a key team member defining and deriving requirements, architecting payload hardware, testing, verifying, and delivering state-of-the-art space payloads.  

 

What You’ll Do:

 

  • Support programs from new business to delivery including proposal support, concept development with trades, payload system design, payload integration and test, and post-delivery technical support.
  • Perform systems engineering tasks throughout the program or Research and Development (R&D) project lifecycle.
  • Understand and perform analysis to decompose and allocate electro-optical or Radio Frequency (RF) payload requirements to lower-level specifications.
  • Write and be responsible for system, subsystem and/or component specifications.
  • Perform synthesis of payload system performance for compliance and verification of requirements.
  • Perform analyses for the development of error trees and Technical Performance Measures (TPMs).
  • Manage system interfaces and lead the development of payload Interface Control Documents (ICDs).
  • Coordinate with Assembly Integration & Test (AI&T) engineers, to implement test configurations, verification approaches, and analysis plans necessary for payload verification.
  • Prepare and give presentations to peers, management, and/or customers.
  • Support program gates such as the Systems Requirements Review (SRR), Preliminary Design Review (PDR), Critical Design Review (CDR), Functional Configuration Audit (FCA) and payload sell-off.
  • Support payload technical proposal development.
  • 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 to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

 

What You’ll Need:

 

  • BS degree in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 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.
  • Advanced degree is preferred.
  • A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.
  • Advanced skill with computer applications (such as DOORS, Matlab, C, C++, IDL, STK, Cameo Systems Modeler, Cameo Enterprise Architect, MagicDraw or CatiaMagic, SysML, UML and other tools preferred).
  • Experience executing elements of RF, tactical or electro-optical sensor programs over the lifecycle of a program.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse teams across multiple technical disciplines.
  • Effective presentation skills with experience presenting technical results to senior customers and technical reviewers.

 

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 primarily in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, 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.

 

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: $133,500 - $168,000 (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 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.

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