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Software Engineer II - DevOps Engineer

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Fairborn, OH, US, 45432

Date:  Jun 11, 2021
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  8324

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.


Software Engineer II – DevOps Engineer


What You’ll Do:

  • Deploy and maintain critical applications on cloud-native microservices architecture.
  • Implement Infrastructure as Code (IaC), automation, and system monitoring solutions.
  • Create and maintain Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.
  • Support the efforts of cross-functional development teams developing advanced systems.
  • Mentor junior engineers.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 commercial cloud service providers.
  • Experience with private cloud technologies.
  • Experience with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tools.
  • Experience implementing CI/CD pipelines.
  • Experience with containers and container orchestration systems.
  • Experience using scripting languages to automate routine tasks.
  • Experience deploying and maintaining highly-available, fault-tolerant systems at scale.
  • Experience with agile software development processes.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Exceptional technical writing skills.
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies is preferred:
    • Linux (Redhat or Centos preferred)
    • AWS or Azure
    • OpenStack
    • Docker or similar container technology
    • Kubernetes, EKS, AKS, OpenShift or similar container orchestration technology
    • Istio or similar service mesh technology
    • Helm or similar package manager for Kubernetes
    • Terraform, Cloudformation or similar Infrastructure as Code tools
    • Bash, Python, Perl, Ruby, Golang or similar scripting languages
    • Prometheus/Grafana or other monitoring tools


Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or clean room, outdoors or remote research environment.
  • 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 available.


Compensation & Benefits

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $102,000 - $126,500 (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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