Senior Engineer-Instrument Systems Engineer
Company: Ball Aerospace
Posted on: April 4, 2021
Company: Ball Aerospace Location: Boulder, CO, US, 80301 Date:
Feb 25, 2021 Job Category: Engineering/ Technical Req. ID: 712
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
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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. This leadership position is for an experienced system
engineer who can lead a team to develop Instruments for space
missions. What You'll Do:
---Enable the advancement of knowledge in earth and planetary
science, astrophysics, and national security.
---Manage and lead multi-disciplinary teams in detailed design,
analysis, optimization, and testing of instrument system/subsystem
performance and operation.
---Gather needs and input from stakeholders, and translate them
into system designs and instrument performance budgets
---Manage requirements over the program lifecycle - including
requirement elicitation, architecture, definition, analysis,
allocation, traceability, verification, and validation.
---Identify system/subsystem interfaces and coordinate technical
experts to ensure proper documentation, maintenance, and flow of
---Direct risk management activities to plan, monitor, and control
opportunities and threats.
---Control project cost and schedule performance to provide
accurate forecasts and satisfy customer expectations.
---Track and manage project changes to facilitate scope control,
process improvement, document traceability, and quality
---Provide guidance and support in system architecture trades
concerning orbits, constellations, and instrument performance.
---Coordinate presentations to internal/external customers in both
informal and formal settings.
---Support integration and test activities.
---Mentor individuals across different departments on best systems
engineering practices, and seek mentorship from others to guide
your own career development.
---Establish and nurture effective working relationships within
your department, business unit, and company to grow your efficacy
as an engineer.
---Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
---Establish and maintain effective working relationships within
the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support
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 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
---Demonstrated expertise in some fields of space instrumentation
and payload engineering, including, but not limited to: imaging,
data acquisition and analysis, systems architecture and design,
systems engineering, integration and test.
---Current Top Secret/SCI security clearance is highly desired.
---Self-starter attitude and drive to reach beyond typical job
responsibilities and deliver results.
---Big picture mentality and ability to help others maintain a
strong technical vision of the end product.
---Demonstrated ability to write effective and verifiable
requirements - detailed oriented.
---A strong technical foundation - people who learn and grow
---Excellent communication skills, including the ability to
understand the customer's needs and clearly describe proposed
---Superb writing and presentation skills with experience
communicating to senior decision-makers and technical
---Effective in small team work environment with broad
responsibilities and minimal oversight.
---A desire to learn - our culture fosters intellectual curiosity
in a highly collaborative environment 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. 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.
- HIRING SALARY RANGE: $126,500 - $159,500 (Salary to be
determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and
abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with
- This position includes a competitive benefits package. Click
here to learn more. US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED 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
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