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AFSIM Engineer II - Advanced Programs

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Fairborn, OH, US, 45432

Date:  Jun 18, 2022
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  16818

Clearance Requirement:   A current, active Top Secret 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. 


AFSIM Engineer II – Advanced Programs


What You'll Do:


  • Develop, customize, enhance, and connect modeling and simulation applications to meet emerging needs.
  • Assess and characterize the performance of existing, planned, or hypothetical remote sensing systems.
  • Design optimal sensor configuration and collection strategies and perform gap analysis.
  • Relate sensor characteristics to the performance of automated and manual detection, tracking, classification, and characterization algorithms.
  • Develop tools and approaches to perform analysis and interpret the results of trade studies.
  • Develop, enhance, evaluate, and integrate scientific and statistical algorithms in high-level scientific computing languages.
  • Provide specific technical expertise performing mid-level analytical assignments across several tasks of moderate complexity.
  • Apply and interpret standard engineering or scientific theories, concepts, and techniques.
  • Develop solutions to problems where established theories and techniques can be identified, and some precedent exists for procedures to be used.
  • Determine your own approach to problem solving and devise solutions in coordination with senior staff members.
  • Document research through technical reports and papers.
  • Share your findings with peers. Internal leadership, and customers by developing and delivering briefings on your findings and accomplishments.
  • Collaborate in an R&D team environment.
  • 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 5 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.
  • A current, active Top Secret security clearance is required.
  • 2 or more years of experience with Advanced Framework for Simulation, Integration and Modeling (AFSIM).
  • Proficiency with one or more programming languages (e.g., Python, C++) with the following experience preferred:
    • Component-based-architecture in C++.
    • Simulation protocols (e.g., DIS, HLA).
    • Network transport concepts and messaging architectures (e.g., ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ).
  • Strong physical science and math foundation.
  • Effective communication skills.


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.


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: $94,500 - $117,500 (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: Dayton

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