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Systems Engineer Senior - Virtual/Linux Systems

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Columbia, MD, US, 21046

Date:  Sep 13, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  10360

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


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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.



Systems Engineer Senior – Virtual/Linux Systems


What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the development of Linux based virtual platform solutions to engineering problems through the application of professionally and industry-wide accepted engineering techniques, practices and procedures.  Ensure that engineering work conforms to high technical and company standards and meets or exceeds all contract requirements.
  • Ensure the accuracy of Linux based virtual platform designs and products. Compile and evaluate design and data to determine adequacy and completeness of the product or software and the engineering effectiveness of the results compared to requirements and specifications. May be responsible for tracking performance against costs, budgets, and schedules.
  • Design, develop and modify Linux based virtual platform applications, and or software systems, components, processes, and devices according to specifications.
  • Analyze, evaluate and recommend Linux based virtual platform innovative solutions/applications and/or software design approaches required for meeting contract specifications for new or modified products and systems.
  • Compile and prepare necessary data and engineering items to support technical meetings and end-item product delivery.
  • May review drawings, procedures and engineering orders for completeness, compatibility, accuracy, and correctness.
  • May organize, analyze, write and present technical marketing and proposal information for program managers and customers.
  • Promote development of a strong team by leading key aspects of the project and mentoring more junior team members.
  • Maintain and update required records and reports.
  • Present and resolve any technical program difficulties or discrepancies with the team, customers, and subcontractors in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the SBU/SSU 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.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with Linux based virtual platforms.
  • VCP Certification strongly desired but not required.
  • RHCSA/RHCE/RHCA strongly desired but not required.


Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, field site or remote location.
  • May access other facilities in various weather conditions.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.
  • Travel to CONUS and OCONUS government and non-government 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: 99%


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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