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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
**Engineer Senior - SSA Algorithm Development**
**What You'll Do:**
+ Design and develop algorithmic models to predict performance
of real-time systems.
+ Support the architecture, design, and development of
algorithms, software and hardware systems for a variety of
applications including data processing systems supporting Space
Situational Awareness (SSA), rendezvous and proximity operations,
open and closed loop tracking, image processing, uncorrelated track
determination, Initial Orbit Determination (IOD), Orbit
Determination (OD), Astrometric and Photometric processing, Space
Object Identification, maneuver detection, and/or conjunction
+ Develop and communicate mission level understanding.
+ Perform system engineering and modeling & simulation for SSA
+ Provide technical direction to junior engineers through the
+ 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. MS or
PhD degree is preferred.
+ 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
+ Mission data processing experience in Space Situational
Awareness (SSA) / Space Control.
+ Expertise in processing SSA raw data through actionable
products (including astrometric and photometric products).
+ Strong algorithm development expertise in Image Processing
and/or Track Processing.
+ Understanding and/or experience with embedded systems.
+ Understanding and/or experience with phenomenology.
+ Significant experience with Matlab required.
+ Experience with GPU, FPGA, and/or cluster processing
+ Python experience preferred.
+ Background in Initial Orbit Determination and/or Orbit
+ Ability to operate at the system level and interface to all
+ Self -starter, good interpersonal and communication skills,
ability to work independently and on a team.
+ Strong written communication skills, oral presentation skills
and an ability to lead group discussions.
+ Prior experience working in and with controlled, classified
security environments preferred.
+ 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
Relocation for this position is available.
**Compensation & Benefits**
+ **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
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 disability status.
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