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Advanced Systems Manager III

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Chantilly, VA, US, 20150

Date:  Nov 25, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  10066

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.


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


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 Systems Engineering Solutions Strategic Business Unit provides advanced systems engineering and technology applications for intelligence and information enterprises. These applications and solutions deliver enterprise data management, data analytics, modeling and simulation, and technology assessment capabilities that are used to create products that offer actionable information in support of warfighters and decision makers.




Advanced Systems Manager III – Ground Systems & Processing Business Capture

What You’ll Do:

  • Learn Ball Aerospace core ground systems competencies and capabilities including processing architectures, GEOINT applications, cloud-computing infrastructures, data science and automated analytics technologies, and development processes
  • Lead business capture activities related to intelligence community (IC) ground systems. Develop capture strategies, execute customer contact plans, build winning teams
  • Provide leadership, knowledge, strategies, competitive intelligence, and market and legislative forecasts commensurate with company financial and strategic plans relative to the intelligence, space protection, multi-source analytics, and related markets
  • Partner with portfolio and business area leaders to develop and implement strategic capture plan
  • Develop strong customer relationships, understand customer needs, and connect needs with Ball’s technology roadmap. Establish and nurture necessary industry partnerships to effectively compete for new opportunities
  • Lead and support proposal development (strategies, management, writing, reviews) to successfully capture new business in the ground processing functional area
  • Coordinate contacts, meetings and demonstrations with key government, industry, and internal customers
  • Collaborate with Ball Aerospace personnel in our Colorado, Ohio, and the National Capital Area (NCA) offices, frequently in person
  • Lead creation of white papers and capability briefings in response to customer needs and to shape requirements and acquisition strategies
  • 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 to maintain a positive and productive work environment
  • Perform other duties as necessary

What You’ll Need:

  • BS/BA in related field plus 12 years or more 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
  • Active TS/SCI required
  • Related experience includes the research, design, development, and deployment of ground systems, payload processing and exploitation, command and control, and/or mission architectures for the DoD and/or IC. Recent experience with NRO ground systems is highly desired.
  • Experience with agile development and DevOps practices is desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead proposals for DoD and/or IC including strong technical writing skills
  • Strong technical competence in one or more of the following areas: Enterprise IT systems, software development, ground processing frameworks, command and control for ISR systems and sensors, EO technology and payloads, RF technology and payloads, USG pathfinder systems, and ISR mission CONOPs
  • Demonstrated ability to grow new business and knowledge of current government acquisition strategies
  • Experience working and operating within classified program environments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, particularly for senior decision making and technical audiences
  • Strong program management skills
  • Influencing, communication, and team skills will be critical to successful execution of the duties of the position

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 environment, laboratory, clean room, or production floor.
  • 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 not available.


Direct Program Charge: 0%


Compensation & Benefits

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $170,133 - $202,267 (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.

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