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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Advanced Systems Manager - Ground Terminal Technology (667677) in Westminster, Colorado

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Advanced Systems Manager - Ground Terminal Technology (667677)

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CO - Westminster

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Advanced Systems Manager – Ground Terminal Technology

What you'll do:

  • Lead team of multi-discipline engineers focused on the capturing and execution of phased array antenna-based ground terminal opportunities within the Tactical Systems (TS) Business unit.

  • Direct innovative research and establish industrial partnerships necessary to effectively compete in tactical phased array markets.

  • Access market potential and develop investment plans to penetrate new markets.

  • Grow center of expertise in phased array antenna ground terminal systems.

  • Establish and track budgets for capture team.

  • Implement five-year strategic plan for Tactical Phased Arrays Systems.

  • Establish and meet sales goals within this area.

  • Responsible for developing and executing IRAD strategy within this area.

  • Responsible for leading related proposal activities.

  • Fostering innovative design approaches and rapid prototyping within the Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (BATC) procedures and policies.

  • Coordinate customer contacts with key government and industry customers including Air Force SMC, Industry primes, Commercial satellite service providers, Navy, AFRL, ONR, NRL and DARPA.

  • Provide leadership, knowledge, business opportunities, strategies, competitive intelligence, market and legislative forecasts commensurate with BATC financial and strategic plans relative to the purpose noted above.

  • 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/BA in related field plus 12 years or more 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.

  • 8+ years’ experience in phased array ground terminal technology development with a government or commercial organization through TRL-6 levels as well as transitioning technology to a Program of Record with a government organization.

  • 5+ years' experience influencing and developing relationships with customers in a classified work environment

  • Strong programmatic background with government customers.

  • Knowledge of government acquisition strategy.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading design teams and new business capture activities.

  • Must be a superb presenter with documented presentation experience to senior decision making and technical audiences.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead proposals including strong technical writing skills.

  • Must have demonstrated excellent leadership and interpersonal skills in tactical business environments.

  • Influencing, communication and team skills will be critical to successful execution of the duties of the position.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, clean room, or production floor.

  • 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.