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Intelligence Analyst Principal

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Columbia, MD, US, 21046

Date:  Nov 13, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  1067

Clearance Requirement: A current, active TS/SCI with Polygraph 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.


Principal Intelligence Analyst

What you’ll do:
•Perform research, analysis, and reporting on technical intelligence.
•Transform technical collection into meaningful narratives.
•Design scripts and analytic models to parse, format, and visualize complex data sets.
•Guide intelligence collectors to critical information.
•Mentor Civilian and Military intelligence professionals on advanced analytic techniques.
•Innovate solutions to customer's most challenging intelligence problems.
•Guide customers in creating intelligence collection requirements, setting up dataflows, and effectively exploiting new collection sources.
•Explain complex technical concepts to language and cultural experts.
•Provide systematic improvement to customers intelligence collection and analysis processes.
•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:
•High school diploma plus 16 or more years related experience.
•Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Bachelor's or Master's, may substitute for two years of related experience. 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.
•Current TS/SCI with Polygraph required.
•Experience with advanced SIGINT analysis techniques.
•Experience with latest generation of SIGINT analysis tools.
•In-depth understanding of the US SIGINT System.
•In-depth understanding of one, or more, consumer, government, or industry communication technologies.
•Scripting, analytic modeling, network traffic analysis experience preferred.
•Experience with CNO, AI/ML, telecommunications engineering, forensic analysis, reverse engineering, or cryptography a plus.


Working Conditions:
•Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.
•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 not available.


Compensation & Benefits

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $152,500 - $210,500 (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. Click here to learn more.




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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