Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Project Engineer I - Systems Integration & Test (664305) - Security clearance required in Boulder, 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.


Project Engineer I – Systems Test

This engineering position will have spacecraft and/or Instrument AI&T; engineering as its area of specialization with test and evaluation of spacecraft as the focus.

What you’ll do:

  • Support the design and development efforts for a Spacecraft and/or Instrument Integration and Test (I&T;) program, including test planning, cost monitoring, and schedule management.
  • Generate, interpret, implement, and monitor test requirements from system, detail design, and contract specifications. Write, review, update, and implement test plans and procedures as required.
  • Maintain required test engineering logs, records and author test summary reports.
  • Provide technical oversight and support to technicians and engineers.
  • Test sub-systems and systems for suitability and testability in designs.
  • Test and document development programs in preparation for potential production.
  • Prepare technical documentation and give presentations to peers and management.
  • Provide technical and cost guidance to new business pursuits and proposals.
  • Responsibilities may include new business support in the form of proposal writing and/or cost/schedule estimation.
  • 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 in Engineering, Computer Science, 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.
  • Current Top Secret security clearance is required.
  • Experience in the testing of space-flight instruments and/or spacecraft or related RF, electronic and electro-mechanical components and systems is desirable.
  • Ability to interpret and monitor test results from spacecraft/instrument-level testing is desirable.
  • Good presentation skills and communication skills a must, as well as demonstrated leadership and team building skills.
  • Experience with the use of test and measurement equipment for testing and troubleshooting is desirable.
  • Knowledge and test experience using test automation applications and tools such as LabVIEW is desirable.
  • Must understand test processes including defining test strategies, test plans, test procedures and then following through on those test plans to execution and fault resolution.
  • Must be able to prepare and present technical information in front of large groups.
  • Experience with budget, schedule and planning for performance and environmental testing is required.
  • Provide technical and cost guidance to new business pursuits and proposals.
  • Must work well in a fast paced, team environment.
  • Must be able to support and mentor a small to large team of technicians and junior engineers.
  • Experience with RF test equipment (including RF signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers) is desirable.
  • Ability to document analysis results and write reports.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interface with technicians, peers, senior-level engineers, business development, and management.
  • Ability to contribute to the success of small teams through excellent teamwork.

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:


Equal Opportunity Employer

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


Job Title: Project Engineer I - Systems Integration & Test (664305) - Security clearance required

Job ID: 664305

Location: CO - Boulder

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular