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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer Associate - Systems (667633) in Boulder, Colorado

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Engineer Associate - Systems (667633)

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CO - Boulder

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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.


Systems Engineering, Integration and Test – Associate Engineer

What You’ll Do:

  • Enable the advancement of knowledge in earth and planetary science, astrophysics, and national security.

  • Learn from, and contribute to, multi-disciplinary teams working detailed design, analysis, optimization, and testing of spacecraft and instrument systems.

  • Author, review, update, and execute test procedures to evaluate spaceflight hardware quality and performance.

  • Manage requirements over the program lifecycle – including requirement elicitation, architecture, definition, analysis, allocation, traceability, verification, and validation.

  • Track and manage project changes to facilitate scope control, process improvement, document traceability, and quality assurance.

  • Participate in risk management activities to plan, monitor, and control opportunities and threats.

  • Present ideas to internal/external customers in both informal and formal settings.

  • Promote and participate in mentorship activities to increase working knowledge of your program, your company, and yourself.

  • Establish and nurture 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.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need:

  • BS/BA degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required.

  • 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.

  • Interest, experience, and/or classwork in spacecraft or space instrumentation, including, but not limited to: systems engineering, hardware integration and testing, data acquisition and analysis, or systems architecture and design.

  • Self-starter attitude and drive to reach beyond typical job responsibilities and deliver results.

  • Big picture mentality and desire to maintain a strong technical vision of the end product.

  • Good communication skills, including the ability to understand the customer’s needs and clearly describe proposed solutions.

  • Good writing and presentation skills with experience communicating to senior decision-makers and technical audiences.

  • A desire to learn - our culture fosters intellectual curiosity in a highly collaborative environment.

Working Conditions:

  • Work may be performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, 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 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.