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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Spacecraft Systems Engineer I (668072) - Security clearance required in Boulder, Colorado

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Spacecraft Systems Engineer I (668072) - Security clearance required

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CO - Boulder

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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.


Spacecraft Systems Engineer I

Talented spacecraft system engineer who has the experience necessary to help leverage existing processes while bring new ideas and vision to our culture. Work with a talented team of engineers through the system life cycle of a program (conceptual, design/analyze, test/verification, and deployment/production) to ensure the highest levels of quality, performance and communication. Help Ball develop spacecraft solutions for the Nation – as a Spacecraft Systems engineer you will get to participate in trade studies (help influence the design), derive and manage requirements (what will it do and how will we know it will work), validate performance as teams turn concepts into hardware and software.

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide leadership in system engineering specific skills and technical activities (trade studies).

  • Understand and implement a design that is within scope, cost and schedule requirements of the mission.

  • Tasks within the team may include the following:

  • Help generate requirements, specifications, flow-down and perform/understand verification.

  • Help develop system concepts and interface definitions.

  • Support the analysis for system configurations and error budgets.

  • Understand and support system architecture trades.

  • Interact/communicate with other disciplines to obtain relevant information/knowledge needed at the system level (Comprehends subsystems that make up a system)

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

  • Support risk assessment and analysis.

  • Work tasks to completion and provide problem solving solutions.

  • 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:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required, plus 2 or more years related experience in spacecraft systems, spacecraft subsystems, spacecraft test or spacecraft mission operations.

  • 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.

  • A strong technical foundation – people who learn and grow thrive.

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

  • Current Top Secret/SCI security clearance is required.

  • Experience in systems engineering processes, including requirements development, requirement allocation, change management, verification and validation is desired.

  • Demonstrated ability to write effective and verifiable requirements – detailed oriented.

  • Solid presentation skills with experience to senior decision making and technical audiences

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 national security clearance investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. *U.S. 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.