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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Senior Systems Engineer – Tactical Solutions Systems & Test Engineering (668240) in Westminster, Colorado

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Senior Systems Engineer – Tactical Solutions Systems & Test Engineering (668240)

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CO - Westminster

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Who We Are:

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, Facebook or Twitter.


Senior Systems Engineer – Tactical Solutions Systems & Test Engineering

What you’ll do:

  • Mission design of ground system.

  • Lead a collaborative team comprised of engineers, I&T and Transition team members, as appropriate.

  • Establish project technical requirements, scope budget and schedule parameters to execute.

  • Manage user terminal development and subcontracts for software and hardware integration.

  • Face-to-face interaction with customers and contractors to respond to requests for information, support to technical meetings, technical interchanges and enterprise working groups.

  • Prepare and maintain CDRLs and tracking Action Items.

  • Prepare and give presentations to peers/management/customers.

  • Deriving RF hardware specifications for the RF system and RF blocks.

  • Develop link budgets and cascades for analyzing performance expectations based on fielded/implemented designs.

  • Support and/or lead technical proposal development.

  • Generate engineering documents including specifications, interface control documents, and test plans.

  • Update and manage requirements with the DOORS or designated software system.

  • Develop system concepts and interface definitions.

  • Analyze system configurations and error budgets.

  • Understand and support system architecture trades.

  • Support risk assessment and analysis.

  • Provide technical oversight of detailed designs to ensure the system is compliant and verifiable at the requirements.

  • 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 of Education.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of SATCOM terminals (antennas, modems, etc.) and high data rate communications satellite constellations.

  • Strong System engineering / SEIT skills.

  • Experience executing RF, phased array antenna system programs from concept development and program kick- off through post-delivery support.

  • Experience deriving RF hardware specifications for the RF system and RF blocks.

  • Experience designing products that meet FCC, IEC, ETSI, EU and international standards.

  • Experience supporting system engineering of ground systems development efforts including meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals.

  • Knowledge of systems engineering roles and functions, including operations concept development, requirements management, functional analysis, interface definition and control, synthesis, and/or verification and validation.

  • Ability to quickly come up to speed on technical and management efforts currently underway.

  • Knowledge of related disciplines in software engineering, hardware engineering, integration, test engineering, quality engineering, configuration/data management.

  • Experience in developing specifications, design and analysis, documentation, and presentations.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong written communication skills, oral presentation skills, and an ability to lead group discussions.

  • Effectiveness in working with people at all levels and with outside customers, able and willing to contribute wherever and however needed, provide leadership and guidance to program activities and staff.

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 applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access to classified/sensitive material. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. *US Citizenship is Required. By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.


Relocation for this position is NOT Available

EEO Statement:


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.