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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 Principal - Mission System Integration and Test
Member of the Mission System Integration and Test Team with responsibilities to validate the Collection Segment prior to launch with continued mission integration and test activities post-launch for mission capability enhancements.
What You’ll Do:
- Develop, release, and maintain the Space to ground ICD and all ICDs with external interfaces.
- Provide support to development of the mission CONOPS and functional baseline.
- Define simulator requirements and use-cases to support Collection Segment and Mission Integration & Test activities.
- Work closely with the verification lead to develop the mission level verification plan.
- Develop and implement the Mission-level Test Plan and Test Procedures.
- Ensure all simulator, Ground Support Equipment/Special Test Equipment, network interfaces and other resources are identified and in place to support mission level testing.
- Lead mission-level test activities. These tests include but not limited to early data exchanges, risk-reduction activities, end-to-end data verification, space to ground compatibility, factory compatibility, and multi-segment testing.
- Provide support for operations and launch rehearsal development and execution.
- Provide planning and execution of continuous Mission System Integration and Test activities post-launch due to issue resolution, space vehicle software updates, ground system updates, and operations updates.
- Highly desired skills: Ground and flight system integration experience, Large Program Test Director/Conductor Experience, Linux OS, software scripting, COTS hardware, and computer networks.
- 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 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 12 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.
- A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.
- Proven success as a technical team lead.
- Experience with mission operations.
- Experience with mission integration and test– pre-launch and post-launch.
- Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, strong presentation skills, proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
- Strong interpersonal skills, ability to effectively lead group discussions, ability to set priorities and delegate as required to meet all objectives.
- Working knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM) - CAM experience preferred.
- Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment.
- 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.
Compensation & Benefits:
- HIRING SALARY RANGE: $145,500 - $183,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
- This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.
US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED
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.