Principal Engineer - EOIR Payload Calibration
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Clearance Requirement: A current, active TS/SCI, SSBI, or
Top Secret security clearance is required.
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Principal EOIR Payload Calibration
This engineering position will focus on developing and implementing
the calibration solutions necessary to achieve world class EO/IR
remote sensor performance.
What youll do:
Analyze data quality of optical payload and sub-system requirements
and decompose as necessary to inform the related design, build, and
test architecture and verification activities
Lead, formulate and execute radiometric, spectral, and other
calibration strategies to achieve the required mission data
Develop remote sensing payload design using component hardware
technologies, calibration sources, calibration techniques, and
Create and manage physics-based calibration models and budgets
Collaborate with other engineering disciplines (systems, optical,
mechanical, electrical, software, test, etc.) in the planning and
execution of calibration tasks
Interface with and support the programs calibration lead and/or
chief system engineer
Prepare and give presentations to peers, management and
Mentor other engineers within the company facing related
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 youll need:
BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is
required plus 12 or more years related experience.
Each higher-level degree, i.e., Masters 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
Degree in Physics or Optics preferred with related experience in
either remote sensors, optics, detectors, light sources, or
Previous optics/physics training with an emphasis on laboratory or
other high accuracy measurement experience
Expertise in remote sensing missions, payload design, component
hardware technologies, calibration sources, calibration techniques,
and uncertainty analysis
Experience in EO/IR data analysis and algorithm development is
Experience with Matlab or comparable software
Superb written and presentation skills with experience presenting
complex technical issues to independent experts and senior customer
Flexibility and capacity to work on multiple dynamic problems
Active TS/SCI, SSBI or Top-Secret clearance required
Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or
cleanroom, 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.
Verification that your current security clearance or government
customer access meets the requirement for this position will be
Relocation for this position is available.
Compensation & Benefits
- HIRING SALARY RANGE: $142,000 - $179,000 (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 to
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 disability status.
Nearest Major Market: Boulder
Nearest Secondary Market: Denver
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