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Senior Data Engineer

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Jul 14, 2022
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  21275

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer 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.


At our core, we're passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world's greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond.®


For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Operations Strategic Capabilities 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 Data Engineer


Ball Aerospace is looking for a data engineer to join the Mission and Process Analytics (MPA) team.  


What You’ll Do:


  • Be a member of the dynamic MPA team; a team tasked with being a champion for data-driven decisions throughout the enterprise while advancing Ball Aerospace’s data analytics and data governance strategies and goals.
  • Collaborate with team members and business stakeholders on projects that answer key questions that enable informed decision-making.
  • Use technical expertise and exercise wide latitude to discover, blend, transform and interpret data from disparate sources using database management, programming, and data visualization skills.
  • Work with a variety of systems to integrate data and build out a data model/semantic layer for use in projects. Be open to general course correction and feedback from leadership regarding results. Coach, teach, instruct MPA team members on technical solutions and computer science concepts. Communicate complicated and/or advanced computer science ideas to non-technical audiences.
  • Design, implement, and publish visualizations/dashboards and other reporting tools for consumption by the business community, working directly with leadership to fulfill MPA’s objectives.
  • Operationalize and perform quality assessments of data models, business intelligence solutions, software algorithms, and re-usable components to mature the MPA toolkit.
  • Work closely with the Information Technology organization in the development of data solutions.
  • Partner with internal business stakeholders to gather requirements and develop solutions that provide access to information, independently and without appreciable direction from leadership.
  • Bring new and innovative ideas to the MPA team and Ball Aerospace.
  • Present technical and programmatic aspects of a project to the MPA team and to the stakeholder, independently and without appreciable direction from leadership.
  • Interact appropriately with others to promote a positive and productive work environment.
  • 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. Look for opportunities to build new working relationships with Stakeholders, in support of the mission of MPA.
  • 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 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 in software development, user interface/experience, design, testing, and database development and management is preferred.
  • Ability to apply extensive technical expertise in data querying and integration tools, such as SSIS, SQL, or VQL.
  • Extensive understanding and wide application of visualization tools and the development of dashboards and reporting solutions; tools like Tableau, Power BI, Business Objects Web Intelligence.
  • Extensive and expert knowledge of software development fundamentals – data structures, methodologies, data warehousing concepts, and object-oriented coding concepts. Experience with JavaScript and API development/utilization highly preferred.  Experience with C# is a plus.
  • Experience configuring/customizing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions (Oracle Agile, WindChill, TeamCenter, ENOVIA, etc.) is a plus. Experience with Dassault Systèmes 3D Experience Platform and XPDM importer preferred.
  • A passion for solving problems and finding answers to business questions where solutions may be highly technical in nature and require the regular use of ingenuity.
  • Attention to detail, cost-conscious mindset, self-motivation, and go-getter attitude.
  • Strong collaboration skills.


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, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote 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.


Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $129,500 - $163,500 (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: Denver

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