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Engineer I/Engineer II - Inflight Physiological Sensing Development

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Fairborn, OH, US, 45432

Date:  May 30, 2023
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  29468

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer 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.


At our core, we're passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world's greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond.®


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. 


Engineer I/Engineer II – Inflight Physiological Sensing Development


You will work alongside engineers and software developers to provide technologies that increase the safety and capabilities of United States Air Force pilots by optimizing human performance in the next generation of Air Force systems. Learn more about the main project for this posting at: Integrated Cockpit Sensing ( ; ICS Project Overview Booklet (


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


What You’ll Do:


  • Integrate and develop custom software and hardware solutions to support wearable technologies including mobile computing, a wide variety of miniaturized physiological, environmental, and life support system sensors and devices to enhance airman safety and performance in the field or flight.
  • Execute full lifecycle development including requirements, design, development, test and evaluation, verification and validation, and maintenance.
  • Implement development process improvements working in coordination with program management and the principal engineer including establish automated tests, performing reviews, bug tracking, and maintaining configuration management.
  • Develop documentation including elements of the program Technical Data Package.
  • Interface with Air Force researchers and operational personnel to understand requirements.
  • Identify, integrate, and evaluate optimal hardware and software solutions to meet development objectives.
  • Design, develop, test, and integrate software algorithms and tools for data processing systems.
  • Design, develop, test, and integrate prototype electronic systems.
  • Communicate with engineers and project managers to develop thorough designs and development plans.
  • Support flight and field testing.
  • 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:


  • Engineer I – BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 2 or more years related experience.
  • Engineer II - 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.
  • Degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or electrical engineering preferred.
  • At least 3 years active Python development experience including utilizing the following in Python: Multiprocessing, Bluetooth, Serial, D-Bus, ZeroMQ preferred.
  • Development experience on resource constrained single board computers, Linux, Raspberry Pi.
  • Experience in the following areas is highly desired: Electronics design, prototyping, and assembly, physiological monitoring and wearables, mobile development experience in Android / iOS, signal processing, GUI development, Python Flask.


On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site three or more days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. 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.


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 FOR ENGINEER I: $88,500 - $109,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • HIRING SALARY RANGE FOR ENGINEER II: $108,000 - $133,500 (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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