Engineer I-Instrument Systems Engineer (663133)

Ball Aerospace - Boulder, CO3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $70,000 - $100,000 a year
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.

Instrument Systems Engineer I

What You’ll Do:
Enable the advancement of knowledge in earth and planetary science, astrophysics, and national security.
Learn from, and contribute to, multi-disciplinary teams working detailed design, analysis, optimization, and testing of instrument system/subsystem performance and operation.
Gather needs and input from stakeholders, and help your team translate them into system designs and instrument performance budgets.
Manage requirements over the program lifecycle – including requirement elicitation, architecture, definition, analysis, allocation, traceability, verification, and validation.
Identify system/subsystem interfaces and support technical experts to ensure proper documentation, maintenance, and flow of information.
Participate in risk management activities to plan, monitor, and control opportunities and threats.
Track and manage project changes to facilitate scope control, process improvement, document traceability, and quality assurance.
Learn about, and support, system architecture trades concerning orbits, constellations, and instrument performance.
Present ideas to internal/external customers in both informal and formal settings.
Support integration and test activities.
Promote and participate in mentorship activities to increase working knowledge of your program, your company, and yourself.
Establish and nurture effective working relationships within your department, business unit, and company to grow your efficacy as an engineer.
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 2 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.
Familiarity and experience in space instrumentation and payload engineering, including, but not limited to: imaging, data acquisition and analysis, systems architecture and design, systems engineering, integration and test.
Current Top Secret/SCI security clearance is highly desired.
Self-starter attitude and drive to reach beyond typical job responsibilities and deliver results.
Big picture mentality and ability to help others maintain a strong technical vision of the end product.
A strong technical foundation – people who learn and grow
Good communication skills, including the ability to understand the customer’s needs and clearly describe proposed solutions.
Good writing and presentation skills with experience communicating to senior decision-makers and technical audiences.
A desire to learn - our culture fosters intellectual curiosity in a highly collaborative environment

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 applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance. 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 within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. * US Citizenship is Required

Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer

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