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Signals Analyst Sr.

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Columbia, MD, US, 21046

Date:  May 24, 2023
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  19358

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


Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people who promote a sense of belonging and equality with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. What’s more, our company balances listening to experiences, providing feedback, and partnership at all levels to create a more inclusive environment. Our team members are able to fully invest in the work that they do, bringing dynamic thinking and energy to Ball Aerospace.


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 Advanced Technology & Information Solutions Strategic Business Unit provides scientific, engineering and other experts that work with our customers to solve their hardest problems and advance state-of-the-art technology.  Our data solutions professionals deliver enterprise processing, analytics, exploitation and management, as well as information technology hardware that provide actionable information for warfighters and decision makers.  In addition, our subject matter experts provide world-class technology and operational insight that help organizations advance the boundaries of knowledge and accomplish their missions. 


Engineer Senior - Signals Analyst


Senior Signals Analyst position supporting a Government mission focused team.  Primary role is providing Senior Signals Analysis expertise for the design, integration, test, deployment and sustainment of strategic/tactical mission focused data acquisition, processing and forwarding capabilities supporting National policy and Warfighter decision makers.


What You’ll Do:


  • Determine signal characteristics of waveforms or bit streams necessary for the exploitation of signals of interest.
  • Translate results into briefings to communicate characteristics of signal for identification and/or exploitation.
  • Collaborate with other analysts and maintain awareness of analysis projects and advanced techniques.
  • Prepare complex technical reports detailing the analysis results and present technical briefings on analysis in accordance with customer requirements.
  • Support analytic tradecraft to allow for development of signal exploitation capabilities.
  • Work schedule may be unpredictable and may need to travel on short notice.
  • 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 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.
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Development or a related technical field is desired.
  • TS/SCI with Polygraph required.
  • Experience operating SIGINT signal collection, processing, and analysis tools and equipment.
  • Experience analyzing SIGINT signals from recordings or from a live environment.
  • Graduate of 450/451 Basic and Intermediate Signals Analysis course desired.
  • Graduate of 452 Advanced Signals Analysis course desired.
  • Minimum of 8 years of direct experience with Signals Analysis preferred.
  • Experience with processes and tools related to Signals Analysis.
  • Minimum of 6 years of detection, demodulation and processing of RF communication signals preferred.


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.
  • Travel to CONUS and OCONUS government and non-government 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: $153,000 - $193,500 (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: Baltimore

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