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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace DevOps Systems Architect (666613) in Broomfield, Colorado

Job Title:

DevOps Systems Architect (666613)

Job ID:



CO - Broomfield

Full/Part Time:




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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.


DevOps Systems Architect

What you’ll do:

  • Responsible for specifying top-level logical and physical enterprise and system architectures, and supporting the definition of lower level (environment, test, and software) architectures

  • Support the definition of the system security architecture, including specification of the logical and physical controls necessary to meet the overall system requirements and architecture

  • Create, maintain, and extend build infrastructure including automated builds, database migrations, and integration/regression testing.

  • Collaborate with teams to design and implement pipeline stages that meet business objectives.

  • Provide software configuration management. Troubleshoot and resolve issues within the pipeline stages.

  • Collaborate with team members and business users to clarify requirements and confirm design/implementation.

  • Provide ongoing maintenance, support and enhancements in existing systems and platforms.

  • Building capabilities that will ensure quality and facilitate the rapid, reliable deployment of applications.

  • Foster a collaborative and team-oriented environment.

  • 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 Information Technology or a related technical field 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.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and collaborative skills.

  • Knowledge of standards-based architectures.

  • Experience providing architecture leadership on key initiatives

  • Interest in learning new skills and keeping pace with changing technologies.

  • A passion for DevOps tools and culture along with experience in DevOps/CI/CD processes.

  • Experience developing tools and/or automation frameworks.

  • Experience in the following:

  • Experience with source control automation

  • Git source control and branching strategies.

  • Scripting specifically around configuration and automation with PowerShell or equivalent languages.

  • Building Continuous Integration pipelines.

  • Linux System Administration

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Security Clearance.

  • Architecture certifications desired.

  • Experience with any of the following technologies desired:

  • Cloud management within Azure or AWS

  • Containerization with Docker or Kubernetes.

  • Service-oriented or microservices architecture and distributed application design principles

  • System Administration and/or Software Developer experience

  • Atlassian Jira, Bitbucket, Confluence, and/or Crucible

  • Jenkins

  • Team Foundation Services/Azure DevOps

  • NuGet and/or Maven Package Management

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment.

  • 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.