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Senior Software Engineer - Advanced Programs

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Fairborn, OH, US, 45432

Date:  Sep 17, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  7524

A current, active secret security clearance is required.


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.



Senior Software Engineer - Advanced Programs

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead the process for designing, developing, and maintaining 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 leadership 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 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
  • Experience with three or more programming languages such as C++, Python, Java, Go, or Kotlin.
  • Experience source code management systems such as Git.
  • Experience Agile software development practices including requirements, design, coding, debugging, unit testing, configuration management, and integration.
  • Experience with messaging, such as RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ, SQS, Apache ActiveMQ, Apache Kaka, etc. is preferred.
  • Experience with software development in Electronic Warfare (EW) and/or radar systems is preferred.
  • Experience with cloud computing environments such as AWS or Azure is preferred.
  • Experience with container management technologies such as Docker and orchestration software such as Kubernetes is preferred.
  • Experience with algorithm development and maintenance is preferred.
  • Experience with developing for ARM is preferred.


Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office, clean room, laboratory, manufacturing floor or machine shop 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.


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.


Compensation & Benefits

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $126,500 - $159,500 (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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