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.
What You-Tll Do
Will be responsible for high-level system engineering skills in design and development of remote sensing applications to include, but not limited to: Systems architecture, both space segment and ground segment; remote sensor design, detector systems, systems engineering, and integration and test; and ground data processing, storage and dissemination. System Architecture Definition and Development
Define and direct scientific and technical investigations for new programs
Manage budgets, personnel, schedules, and facilities for assigned activities
Write technical and scientific proposals, papers, or trade studies for a variety of Customers in support of both new business activities as well as existing contracts.
Lead technical direction of program from mission architecture definition to detector performance requirements.
Program Director / Mission SE / Payload Scientist
Lead multi-disciplinary teams across multiple organizations to optimize systems performance and operation.
Analyze multiple top-level system architectures, generated requirements flowdown and requirements allocation to subsystems.
Develop systems models for multiple architectures
Serve as the architect and technical lead for a team.
Develop and manage risk analysis and risk mitigation.
Direct all engineering analysis, including requirements analysis, system optimization, deliverable trade studies and concept design.
Develop tolerance analyses and error budgets
Develop and implement I&T and calibration activities
Develop data processing for final product production, storage and dissemination to end users
Present systems trades and technical details to Customer teams
What You Need Capable of defining systems architecture, space segment and ground segment, for applications satisfying customer remote sensing needs.
Demonstrated success in defining, designing, building, integrating, and testing EO sensors for remote sensing applications.
Proven leadership and management skills for large and small projects within both NASA and DoD classified communities.
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to understand the customer-Ts needs and clear communication of proposed solutions
Bachelor-Ts degree is strongly preferred with 16 or more years of related experience
CLEARANCES: DoD TS, TS/SCI (absolutely required ultimately - so -oclearable-? is necessary)
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.
Relocation: Relocation for this position is Available