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Software Engineer II

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Fairborn, OH, US, 45432

Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  1859

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.


Engineer II- Software

What You’ll Do:


  • Join a diverse team of skilled engineers conducting leading edge development for the US Air Force.
  • Work in a team-oriented environment to use modern and emerging technologies to optimize the next generation of Air Force web-based user interfaces (UI), data processing and event driven applications in a cloud computing environment for Windows and Linux.
  • Work with a fast-paced software team to provide our customer with a total software solution.
  • Design and develop services and microservices in at least two of the following languages: Java, Python, C++ or JavaScript
  • Develop Definition of Done for services and microservices
  • Using a DevSecvOps software development pipeline, develop, test, deploy and maintain and/or improve the performance of existing or new software services.  Services will run in an Event Driven Architecture (EDA) in the Cloud or On Premise hardware.
  • Document software interfaces and dependencies for Systems Engineering and other microservice developers.
  • Interface with other teams to coordinate needs and interfaces.
  • Work with customers to establish needs.
  • Assist customers with integration and troubleshooting.
  • Work is operational personnel to insure they have the documentation and tools required to maintain the operational system.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the SBU/SSU 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.
  • In addition to the typical educational and experience requirements, a demonstrated capability to perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and to exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level will be considered. 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.
  • Proficiency with one or more software programming languages, such as: C++, Python, Java, JavaScript, Scala, etc.
  • Proficiency with common software development tasks, such as: coding, unit testing, debugging, configuration management, etc. Experience with agile software development methodologies, e.g. Scrum, Kanban, SAFE, etc.
  • Experience with cloud computing platforms including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, etc.
  • Experience with application platform software such as Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Cloud Foundry, etc.
  • Experience with microservices and distributed systems
  • Experience with messaging, such as RabbitMQ, ZeroMQ, SQS, Apache ActiveMQ, Apache Kaka, etc.
  • Experience with web application frameworks, such as Django, Flask, AngularJS, Node.js, etc.
  • Desired: Experience with databases and data storage technologies including Relational databases, NoSQL databases, columnar databases, key/value stores, etc.
  • Desired: Proven ability in writing test scripts, test driven development, in an agile software development environment, where building in automated test procedures in addition to functional code are paramount to continuous integration and continuous delivery of software preferred.


Working Conditions:


  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, 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.



Future Clearance 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.




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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