Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Principal Systems Engineer-Payload Systems Development (660632) in Westminster, Colorado

Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace leads the way in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative aerospace systems. We take on some of the most complex and exciting challenges in the universe--from space and Earth science to national security and intelligence programs.

We produce spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions, and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products. In addition, we pioneered the development of the commercial remote sensing market, producing spacecraft and imaging systems that helped spawn a market-driven demand for imagery.

Our success is built on more than products or systems. Our team of more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff drives all the achievements at Ball Aerospace. Whether contributing to a better understanding of the universe or helping keep our nation safe, our people bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills together to achieve a common mission.

Qualifications:

Principal Systems Engineer – Payload Systems Development

Reporting to the Manager of Space Systems, this position has responsibility for leading development of airborne and/or space borne payload systems.

What you’ll do:

  • Perform systems engineering tasks throughout the lifecycle of programs or R&D; projects.
  • Understand and refine requirements for: low observable conformal and phased array antennas, or electro optical systems.
  • Provide analyses in the form of released documents for the same systems. Manage system interfaces.
  • Support program gates such as the preliminary design review and critical design review
  • Estimate and manage systems team labor and schedule
  • Lead the development, test and evaluation of hardware, software, support equipment and systems as required.
  • Support programs from new business to delivery including proposal support, concept development with trades; design of the payload system; procurement, integration and test of the payload system; post-delivery technical support for the payload system.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Unit/Strategic Support Unit 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 12 or more years related experience.
  • Advanced computer application skills, such as Matlab, C, C++, IDL, STK, DOORS, and other analytical tools is a strong plus.
  • Experience executing RF, tactical or electro-optical system programs from concept development and program kick- off through post-delivery support.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills—ability to coordinate activities of a diverse team, predict and meet schedules, resolve disconnects.
  • Excellent communication skills are essential, including the ability to understand the customer’s needs and provide clear communication of proposed solutions to both Ball management and the customer.
  • In addition to the typical educational and experience requirements, a demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level should be considered. 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.

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.

Security Clearance:

Successful candidate will have completed a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. *U.S. Citizenship is Required.

Relocation:

Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED

Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.