Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Engineer I – Systems Engineering Fault Management Engineer (665444) - Security clearance required in Boulder, Colorado

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Engineer I – Systems Engineering Fault Management Engineer

This position is for a motivated, driven systems engineer who is looking to develop cross-cutting systems engineering skills by contributing to a fault management team tasked with creating a fault management baseline for space vehicles and/or missions.

What You’ll Do:

  • Contribute to fault management concept, development, test, and training/operations activities from program onset to delivery.
  • Work with a team to develop spacecraft and/or mission-level fault management design
  • Understand mission-level priorities and risk posture to inform fault management implementation
  • Develop a working knowledge of individual vehicle subsystems
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to solve unique design challenges related spacecraft health and safety
  • Understand failure modes and effects for vehicle subsystems and components
  • Establish responses maintain vehicle safety should a failure occur
  • Tailor and implement existing fault containment strategies based on program needs and requirements
  • Clearly and thoroughly document the fault management approach in Systems Engineering Reports.
  • Develop test plans, procedures, and scripts, and execute test campaigns to verify fault management design.
  • Gain a detailed and architecture-level understanding of the spacecraft and/or mission system through creation & implementation of the fault management design
  • Active member of vehicle systems engineering team, involved in vehicle-level design, requirements verification, integration and test and mission operations activities
  • Collaborative member of fault management section, contributing to internal peer reviews, development of common philosophies and approaches, training and mentoring activities
  • 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:

  • Required skills:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required, plus 2 or more years related experience in either space vehicle systems, space vehicle operations or space vehicle test.
  • 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.
  • Current TS/SCI Clearance is required
  • Self-motivated learner with demonstrated desire and ability to learn new technical areas
  • Capability to think critically at all mission levels; architecture-level impacts of design decisions down to implementation details
  • Collaborative, team-oriented approach to problem solvin
  • Desired skills:
  • Detailed understanding of one or more spacecraft subsystem
  • Experience with simulator/hardware test development and execution and/or mission operations
  • Outstanding communication, writing, and presentation skills
  • Systems engineering experience with requirements validation and verification
  • Top candidates will be goal oriented individuals with excellent organizational skills, a team mindset, and will be capable of coming up to speed quickly on the assigned program.

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 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.

Job Title: Engineer I – Systems Engineering Fault Management Engineer (665444) - Security clearance required

Job ID: 665444

Location: CO - Boulder

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular