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Engineer Senior – Space Vehicle

Ball Aerospace

This is a Full-time position in Boulder, CO posted November 23, 2021.

Clearance Requirement: A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, 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 Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter or Instagram .

The Engineering Strategic Support Unit comprises the organizational talent and technical leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers’ missions.

Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution.

Engineer Senior – Space Vehicle

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide support to mission operations concept and flight product development.
  • Create and maintain requirements for ground/flight segments and assist with requirements verification and validation.
  • Create mission operations documentation, procedures, command scripts and timelines.
  • Develop and maintain ground segment software and tools in support of flight operations.
  • Support integration and test of the ground segment and flight segment.
  • Provide training to Spacecraft Engineers and Online Operations Engineers.
  • Perform and/or assist with real-time spacecraft/payload command and control.
  • Perform trending and analysis of spacecraft/payload performance and assist with anomaly investigations.
  • 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 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.

  • 8 or more years of experience in satellite operations preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word).
  • Experience with real-time spacecraft/payload operations support and flight product development and test.
  • Ability to interface and build strong relationships with internal and external peers/counterparts.
  • Systems engineering experience on classified programs.

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.

Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.

Relocation for this position is available.

    – $159,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)


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.