Clearance Requirement: A current, active TS/SCI security
clearance is required.
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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
Mission Chief Engineer - Senior Staff
This engineering position is for an experienced systems engineer
who is creative, flexible, and comfortable handling many diverse
and sometimes open-ended assignments.
What You'll Do:
* Provide systems engineering leadership of technical teams to
define, direct implementation, and operate complex mission systems
which include spacecraft, instruments, and ground systems. *
Provide engineering support in the development of mission
architectures. * Develop Mission Concept of Operations. * Oversee
and guide the management of mission requirements - allocation,
verification, and validation. * Oversee and guide the performance
analyses to ensure mission solution meets mission requirements and
customer expectations. * Provide program support for identifying
and mitigating technical risks. * Develop mission systems
engineering execution plans - schedules, staffing, and cost. *
Creatively apply our heritage and expertise to solve customer
problems in novel and cost-effective ways. * Mentor other systems
engineers in mission systems engineering development and delivery.
* Prepare and give presentations to peers/management/customers. *
Support technical proposal development. * 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 20 or more years related experience. MS in
Physics/Engineering Systems or a related technical field is
strongly preferred. * 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. * Experience with
electro-optics and/or photonics preferred. * Customer
Relationships: Extensive knowledge of missions and customers across
core technologies areas. Knowledge/experience working with critical
customer base, established relationships with key personnel within
customer community. * Demonstrated experience leading
multi-disciplinary teams in relevant business environments. *
Demonstrated experience in developing and analyzing mission
concepts, including space and ground components. * Demonstrated
experience in all phases of hardware program execution, including
early planning, design reviews, manufacture, assembly, integration,
test, sell-off, and on-orbit mission operation. * Demonstrated
experience in systems engineering processes, including requirements
development, concept of operations, requirement allocation, change
management, verification and validation. * Superb presentation
skills with documented presentation experience to senior decision
making and technical audiences. * Proven track record in
producibility of designs with cost, budget, and schedule
constraints for self and others is essential.
* 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.
Current Clearance Required:
Verification that your current security clearance or government
customer access meets the requirement for this position will be
Relocation for this position is available.
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.
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