Senior Engineer - Software Quality Assurance
Company: Ball Aerospace
Posted on: April 2, 2021
Senior Engineer - Software Quality Assurance Company: Ball
Aerospace Location: Broomfield, CO, US, 80020 Date: Jan 27, 2021
Job Category: Engineering/ Technical Req. ID: 854 Clearance
Requirement: A current, active Secret--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
Security and Mission Assurance Strategic Support Unit provides
discriminating support to the business to ensure success. We focus
on threat identification, risk assessment, and mitigation while
improving the efficiency of the business through effective
governance and analysis of process, data and overall business
knowledge. Senior Engineer - Software Quality Assurance Perform
software and firmware assurance activities for engineering
requirements, design, development, individual component level,
sub-system level to system level test and integration, to
sustainability for all phases, systems, programs and or products
from less complicated, single focus activities to extremely complex
and highly diverse activities. Requiring familiarity with national
defense to commercial industry policies and standards. What you'll
---Participate in requirement, design and code reviews, approving
readiness and witnessing/monitoring testing, configuration control
of documents and code, problem reporting & anomaly resolution, and
---Audit, monitor, evaluate, and report on the software along with
firmware subcontractor activities. Advise and consult to ensure
proper flow down of Ball and contractual SQA requirements.
---Interface with software and firmware engineering, configuration
management, process organizations and program management.
---Independent contributor to the development teams during all
phases of the product lifecycle assessing the planning for and
implementation of tailoring the process for compliance with good
engineering practices along with adherence to the program statement
---Tailor Program Execution Framework of defined processes to
program contractual requirements, to ensure on-time deliveries and
within budget constraints.
---Review documentation to ensure program requirements compliance,
adherence to Ball Aerospace and Industry standards, risk
mitigation, and completeness; tracking related action items and
change requests with metrics.
---Participate in the peer review process; test oversight;
configuration control oversight; change control oversight; and
perform periodic assessments of the Ball and subcontractor product
---Present Software and Firmware product life-cycle status and
adherence to process to program management and customers.
---Manage customer expectations as SQA Point-Of-Contact to report
status, risks and risk mitigation.
---Support multiple Ball campuses for various programs and Product
---Travel to subcontractor and customer sites.
---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
---Advanced understanding of industry and government specifications
& standards and the requirements contained therein that guide the
design, build, & test of software.
---Strong understanding of Software Quality Engineering (SQE)
principles, tools, methods, and standards.
---Strong organizational, communication and written skills with the
ability to focus on details are a must.
---Experience with the AS9100, SEI CMMI, ISO, Aerospace and NASA
practices, IV&V, metrics; software safety and software
reliability is highly desired.
---Successful participation in internal and external process
assessments such as BSI, AS9100, etc.
---Understanding and experience with both Waterfall and Agile life
---Experience with Subversion and JIRA/Atlassian tool sets
---Willingness to take initiative, ability to complete tasks in a
timely manner, good interpersonal and project management skills,
the ability to multi-task, plan, and represent SQA in
cross-functional meetings and to subcontractors and customers.
---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. #LI-LO1 Current
Clearance 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
- HIRING SALARY RANGE: $115,000 - $145,000 (Salary to be
determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and
abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with
- This position includes a competitive benefits package. Click
here to learn more. 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
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