Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Satellite Ground Systems Senior Engineer (664730) - Security clearance required in Fort Belvoir, Virginia

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.

Qualifications:

Satellite Ground Systems Senior Engineer

Ground Systems Engineer in support of requirements, design, analysis, test and operation of space vehicles and ground systems for commercial, DoD and NASA customers.

What You’ll Do:

  • Mission design of ground system
  • Establish customer needs and develop them into Business/Technical Requirements, establishing scope budget and schedule parameters to execute projects
  • Manage ground system development and subcontracts for software and hardware integration
  • Face-to-face interaction with customers and contractors to respond to requests for information, support to technical meetings, technical interchanges and enterprise working groups
  • Lead a collaborative team comprised of systems engineers, I&T; and Transition team members, as appropriate
  • Prepare and maintain CDRLs and tracking Action Items
  • Support to operational validation of releases, database maintenance, user administration, investigation of system anomalies and the raising, tracking and regression testing of Anomaly Reports
  • Provide training to Spacecraft Engineers and Online Operations Engineers
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Unit/Strategic Support Unit 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.
  • 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.
  • Top secret security clearance required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ground systems for spacecraft operations.
  • Strong System engineering / SEIT skills.
  • Experience supporting system engineering of ground systems development efforts including meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals.
  • Experience with Software Development Plans and Software Standards.
  • Knowledge of systems engineering roles and functions, including operations concept development, requirements management, functional analysis, interface definition and control, synthesis, and/or verification and validation.
  • Experience in mission management, flight dynamics, or command & control domains.
  • Ability to quickly come up to speed on technical and management efforts currently underway.
  • Knowledge of related disciplines in software engineering, hardware engineering, integration, test engineering, quality engineering, configuration/data management.
  • Experience in developing specifications, design and analysis, documentation, and presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong written communication skills, oral presentation skills, and an ability to lead group discussions.
  • Effectiveness in working with people at all levels and with outside customers, able and willing to contribute wherever and however needed, provide leadership and guidance to program activities and staff.

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:

Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

Job Title: Satellite Ground Systems Senior Engineer (664730) - Security clearance required

Job ID: 664730

Location: VA - Fort Belvoir

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular