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Application Developer Principal

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Lafayette, CO, US, 80026

Date:  Jun 25, 2022
Job Category:  IT Administration
Req. ID:  18270

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people who promote a sense of belonging and equality with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. What’s more, our company balances listening to experiences, providing feedback, and partnership at all levels to create a more inclusive environment. Our team members are able to fully invest in the work that they do, bringing dynamic thinking and energy to Ball Aerospace. 


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 Operations Strategic Capability Unit plays a fundamental role in enabling efficient business and program execution – from technologies and investments to supply chain, manufacturing and test operations, facilities management, and information technology services.


Application Developer Principal


What You’ll Do:


  • Be part of the DevSecOps Platform team to champion a culture of automation, collaboration, and learning.
  • Create, maintain, and extend build infrastructure including automated builds, database migrations, and integration/regression testing.
  • Collaborate with teams to design and implement pipeline stages that meet business objectives.
  • Provide software configuration management. Troubleshoot and resolve issues within the pipeline stages.
  • Build capabilities that will ensure quality and facilitate the rapid, secure, reliable deployment of applications.
  • Collaborate with team members and business users to clarify requirements and confirm design/implementation.
  • Foster a collaborative and team-oriented environment.
  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing systems and platforms.
  • Train and collaborate others to evangelize the DevSecOps culture.
  • 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:


  • BS degree or higher in Information Technology or a related technical field plus 12 or more years of 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.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and collaborative skills.
  • Interest in learning new skills and keeping pace with changing technologies.
  • A passion for DevOps tools and culture along with experience in DevOps/CI/CD processes.
  • Experience developing tools and/or automation frameworks.
  • Experience in the following:
    • Azure DevOps Server/Services.
      • DevOps in General.
    • Experience with source control automation.
    • Git source control and branching strategies.
    • Scripting specifically around configuration and automation with PowerShell or equivalent languages.
    • Infrastructure As Code (IAC) development.
    • Building Continuous Integration pipelines.
  • Experience with any of the following technologies preferred:
    • Cloud management within Azure or AWS.
    • Containerization with Docker or Kubernetes.
    • Service-oriented or microservices architecture and distributed application design principles.
    • System Administration and/or Software Developer experience.
    • Atlassian Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, and/or Crucible.
    • NuGet and/or Maven Package Management.


Hybrid Work Environment: This position may be performed working from both the office and another location, while typically requiring working in the office less than 3 days per work week. 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 environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor. 


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: $121,500 - $167,500 (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: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver

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