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Senior Engineering Manager - Tactical Solutions SEIT

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Mar 22, 2023
Job Category:  Engineering/ Technical
Req. ID:  27213

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 Engineering Strategic Capabilities 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 Engineering Manager – Tactical Solutions SEIT


This position oversees all resources to manage the Tactical Solutions SEIT with a focus on systems engineering and is responsible for developing and delivering products or services for a diverse set of customers. 


What You’ll Do:


  • Lead the Tactical Solutions SEIT Engineering function with a high degree of technical capability and leadership competence.
  • Provide vision and thought leadership to develop Ball Aerospace’s Tactical Solutions SEIT Engineering competency.
  • Manage employee hiring selection process, assign appropriate staff to programs, conduct performance assessments and personnel actions, support recognition programs, and ensure group has the appropriate processes in place to meet needs of programs and compliance with approved standards.
  • Proactively engage programs to prevent/address issues.
  • Ensure engineers are appropriately trained to meet needs of programs as well as employee career goals.
  • Develop and improve systems engineering methods and products to be aligned with strategic needs of the business
  • Develop a succession plan for self + leadership roles within the organization.
  • Communicate relevant higher-level information to department personnel.
  • Manage responsibilities through delegation to lower-level Leads.
  • Optimize all of the above within allocated overhead budget.
  • Provide part-time, direct support to programs or new business activities on an as needed basis.
  • 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/BA in related field plus 15 years or more 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 working at a Management level with a highly skilled, group of Engineers.
  • Significant technical experience, including executing terrestrial and airborne RF and EO systems.
  • Relevant work experience in systems engineering development for RF systems is highly desired.
  • Security clearance is desired.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Working knowledge of systems engineering best practices.
  • Demonstrated competence in the following areas:  Organizational Agility, Strategic Agility, Decision Quality, Developing Direct Reports & Others, Conflict Management, Managerial Courage, Hiring & Staffing, and Motivating Others.


Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. 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 available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $175,500 - $243,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • Subject to business performance and recommendations of management, this role may be eligible to participate in an incentive compensation plan.
  • 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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