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Engineer I - Software Test

Company:  Ball Aerospace
Location: 

Fairborn, OH, US, 45432

Date:  Nov 13, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  14304

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 Test

 

Join a fast-paced team of engineers creating cutting edge software products for the US Air Force. You will work alongside Ball Aerospace and US Air Force developers and engineers to provide technologies that increase the capabilities of our nation’s military. Our team’s goal is to create user driven applications that optimize human-machine performance in the next generation of Air Force systems. We accomplish this by exploiting state of the art hardware and software practices while maintaining a tight feedback loop with the warfighters. Our unique customers give you the opportunity for interesting and meaningful work. Our technologies have been used DOD wide as well as by civilian government and commercial organizations.

 

Our small team allows us to be quick and efficient while giving you the chance to grow as a valued part of the software team. This also gives you the ability to be involved in the entire development process; conceiving solutions, designing user interfaces, implementing architectures, and integrating with other systems. There is a significant opportunity for you to develop novel solutions to problems; many of our team members own design and software patents. We encourage our team to be constant learners; staying current on industry best practices and thinking outside the box.

 

What You’ll Do:

 

  • Work alongside software engineers and project managers to create and execute tests on software-driven systems.
  • Establish conditions and define best practices for tests.
  • Build new tools and scripts for testing software on Android devices.
  • Identify, report, and track software defects using a bug tracking system.
  • Perform regression, system, and functional testing.
  • Interface with Air Force researchers and operational personnel to understand requirements.
  • 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.
  • Degree in computer science, computer engineering, or software engineering preferred.
  • Experience with software testing, ideally with mobile applications, and an understanding of the different testing types (black box, white box, regression, end to end, etc).
  • Experience writing test plans and test scenarios to cover the scope of a task based on given requirements
  • Experience with scripting languages and automation tools, such as VBScript and Test Complete
  • Experience in software development with Java, Kotlin and other object-oriented languages.
  • Experience with issue trackers, Git, and Agile software development.

 

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 and laboratory setting.
  • Travel to non-Ball facilities and local commute between Ball and customer facilities 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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