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Database Engineer- Senior

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Columbia, MD, US, 21046

Date:  Sep 17, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  10369

:   A current, active TS/SCI security clearance with polygraph 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.



Database Engineer- Senior


What You’ll Do:

  • Provide database design, development, implementation, information storage and retrieval, data flow, and analysis.
  • Develop relational and/or Object-Oriented databases and database parser/loading software
  • Define requirements for database administration and design.
  • Responsible for designing a database structure that fits into the overall architecture of the system under development.
  • Balances data volumes, number of users, logical and physical distribution, response times, retention rules, security, and domain controls.
  • Provide analysis and evaluation of systems improvements, optimization, development, and/or maintenance efforts.
  • Create ad hoc queries, scripts, and macros; update existing queries, devise new queries to manipulate data to create a master file.
  • 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:

  • BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 or more years related experience.
  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of related 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.
  • Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education.
  • Minimum of 8 years of direct experience with Database Engineering.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience with troubleshooting database issues.
  • Strong communication, facilitator, and team skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.


 Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed 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. 


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.


Compensation & Benefits

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $145,422 - $183,572 (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: Baltimore

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