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Engineer I - Software

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Fairborn, OH, US, 45432

Date:  Nov 14, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  12287

At Ball Aerospace, we care about the health and safety of our team members, their families and our communities. Ball Aerospace will comply with Executive Order 14042 and all team members will be required to provide proof of completed vaccination status as a condition of employment as stated within the Order, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations.

 

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.

 

Engineer I – Software

 

What You’ll Do:

 

  • Design, develop, and maintain software for leading edge mission capabilities and mission systems using modern software design and development environments and capabilities.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Advanced Programs team to build industry-leading capabilities in a rapidly growing market.
  • Recommend and develop improvements to existing software programs.
  • Work with a diverse team of engineers and analysts in a fast-paced development setting
  • Communicate effectively with a team.
  • 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 2 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.
  • Experience with one or more programming languages such as C++ or Python.
  • Experience with MATLAB.
  • Experience with the following preferred:
    • Component-based-architecture
    • Advanced C++ concepts, such as factory design patterns
    • AFSIM
    • Simulation protocols (DIS, HLA)
    • Real protocols (UCI, OMS)
    • Qt for GUI development
    • Network transport concepts and messaging architectures (e.g. ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ)
    • Git (or Mercurial or other modern version control system) and GitLab (or GitHub or Atlassian’s Bitbucket)
    • Modern software development, including CI/CD
    • Virtual machine configuration for Windows (and Linux, if you ever want to move in that direction)
    • GitLab runner configuration and management
    • Atlassian tools, such as Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket
  • Experience with integration of software systems across diverse platforms and network nodes.
  • Experience Agile software development practices including requirements, design, coding, debugging, unit testing, configuration management, and integration.
  • Experience with algorithm development and maintenance preferred.

 

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 and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

 

A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access.  By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.

 

Relocation for this position is not available.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

 

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $92,494 - $103,977 (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 https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.

 

US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED

 

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.


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