Share this Job
Apply now »

Senior Opto-Mechanical Technical Lead

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Broomfield, CO, US, 80020

Date:  Oct 31, 2020
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  1289

A current, active Top 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 Engineering Strategic Support Unit comprises the organizational talent and technical leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers’ missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution.


Senior Opto-Mechanical Technical Lead


What You’ll Do

•Lead the design and analysis effort for new opto-mechanical payloads from proposal phase thru award, detailed design, fabrication, assembly, test, and requirement verification
•Responsible for cost and schedule planning and tracking as well as managing efforts through robust engineering change processes including risk and opportunity management
•Define, maintain, iterate, and verify the opto-mechanical requirements that are needed to meet the system and other subsystem requirements and interfaces
•Generate, iterate, maintain, and release the opto-mechanical payload design that meets system and subsystem requirements
•Working on CAD and supporting cross-functional analyses (STOP and other related analyses) over the full development lifecycle
•Transition to leading team of 5-10 design and analysis engineers with majority of time spent leading the team and communicating with the internal and external customers; mentoring of less experienced engineers is encouraged and expected
•Coordination required with personnel from all other payload sub-systems and spacecraft structure, including external interfaces such as customers, customer consultants, sub-system providers and launch vehicle providers
•Collaboration with systems engineering and program management
•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 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.
•SSBI clearance required.
•Proficient in SolidWorks or equivalent 3D CAD software.
•Strong interpersonal written and verbal communication skills.
•Strong presentation skills.


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.


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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Apply now »