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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Senior Engineer-Systems (667867) in Dayton (Fairborn), Ohio

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Senior Engineer-Systems (667867)

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OH - Dayton (Fairborn)

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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.

Ball Aerospace is a prime contractor leading development teams at AFRL and NASIC. Dayton personnel develop advanced hardware and software systems and provide management services to solve customer problems and create new capabilities. This includes designing and developing software tools and threat models, performing extensive data analyses, and executing modeling and simulations using both internally developed and standard models.

Systems Engineering Solutions provides technical and professional services to defense, intelligence, homeland security and space science markets.


What You’ll Do:

  • This position will provide support to the US Air Force in the area of Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) training applications. You’ll work on a joint Government-contractor team, maintaining and deploying complex simulation-based research and training environments.

  • Performing analytical activities related to:

  • Definition, development, implementation, maintenance, and support of UNIX, Linux, and Windows Operating Systems

  • Client-server supported applications and defining system integration requirements to make recommendations for H/W and S/W purchases.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, the 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 degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 or more years related experience.

  • Must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance

  • Experience with VMware ESX, Virtualization, Microsoft SQL Server, Citrix Provisioning Server, Windows 2008/2012/7 administration, Active Directory Quest Authentication Services, SAMBA, Solaris 10 and Solaris 8 containers, and NetBackup’s.

  • Must hold a minimum of IAM Level I (Security+) approved certification as identified in DoD 8750 or be able to attain within 6 months.

  • Prior System Administration experience with ability to implement Anti-Virus and Event Log management software.

  • In addition to the typical educational and experience requirements, a demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level should be considered. 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.

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 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.