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Senior Network Administrator

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Lafayette, CO, US, 80026

Date:  Jun 29, 2022
Job Category:  IT Administration
Req. ID:  16502

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.


Senior Network Administrator


What You’ll Do:


  • Provide technical direction to other team members.
  • Take a leadership role on new technology design and implementation.
  • Define and implement standards in accordance with industry best practices.
  • Create and execute detailed implementation plans for new and existing technical solutions.
  • Serve as the highest escalation point for network related incidents.
  • Administer the unclassified business and manufacturing network infrastructure.
  • Administer the unclassified business and manufacturing network security infrastructure.
  • Administer the unclassified telecommunications infrastructure.
  • Expert knowledge of the following platforms to ensure stable operations throughout the enterprise:
    • LAN, WAN, MAN solutions
    • Data Center network technologies including Cisco ACI
    • Network security technologies including Cisco ISE, 802.1X, Palo Alto Firewalls and VPN
    • F5 Load balancing and SD-WAN acceleration solutions
    • Network monitoring, troubleshooting, and reporting
    • Cisco Enterprise Wireless Solutions
    • IP-based voice and collaboration technologies
    • WAN and LAN QoS
    • Network protocols to include BGP, OSPF and redistribution
  • Assist in establishing and adhering to standard processes and documentation.
  • Execute advanced troubleshooting skills to address stability objectives.
  • 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:


  • Related Bachelor’s and 8 or more years of related experience; or HS Diploma and 14 or more years of related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Associate’s, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for additional years of experience.
  • Related certifications may count towards 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 Cisco ASR routers.
  • Experience with Cisco Nexus and Catalyst switches.
  • Experience with Palo Alto firewalls.
  • Experience with Cisco ISE.
  • Experience with Cisco SD-WAN.
  • Experience with Cloud technologies preferred.
  • Experience with Juniper network equipment preferred.
  • Basic Experience with Cisco Unified Collaboration Infrastructure and Technologies preferred.


Flexible On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site for three or more 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: $108,500 - $149,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • For RFT/RPT Jobs: 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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