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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Principal Systems Engineer - Data Thread Services in Columbia, Maryland

Clearance Requirement: A current, active TS/SCI with Polygraph 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 Systems Engineering Solutions Strategic Business Unit provides advanced systems engineering and technology applications for intelligence and information enterprises. These applications and solutions deliver enterprise data management, data analytics, modeling and simulation, and technology assessment capabilities that are used to create products that offer actionable information in support of warfighters and decision makers.

Principal Systems Engineer – Data Thread Services

What You’ll Do:

•Provide support and related services to the implementation of enterprise data representations in various mission domains. The successful individual will perform end-to-end systems engineering for data flows from the perspective of data format modeling, implementation, and support. This position requires strong systems engineering expertise from cradle to grave with limited, high-level direction, in the areas of: ◦Performing high-level requirements analysis to support application of data standards across the enterprise. Duties require a broad range of knowledge including information technology, requirements, technical architecture analysis (e.g., understanding data flow diagrams, system architecture diagrams, etc.), and an understanding of functional and system analysis.

◦Coordinating across teams that leverage multiple development methodologies (e.g., Waterfall, Agile (Scrum & Kanban), Spiral, etc.) simultaneously.

◦Possessing an instinctive aptitude to leverage information and knowledge sharing networks and navigate conflict in a way that fosters constructive outcomes.

•Conceive and develop solutions to engineering problems through the application of professionally and industry-wide accepted engineering techniques, practices and procedures. Ensure that engineering work conforms to high technical and company standards and meets or exceeds all contract requirements.

•Ensure the producibility of designs and products. Compile and evaluate design and data to determine adequacy and completeness of the product or software and the engineering effectiveness of the results compared to requirements and specifications. May be responsible for tracking performance against costs, budgets, and schedules.

•Design, develop and modify applications, and or software systems, components, processes, and devices according to specifications.

•Analyze, evaluate and recommend innovative solutions/applications and/or software design approaches required for meeting contract specifications for new or modified products and systems.

•Compile and prepare necessary data and engineering items to support technical meetings and end-item product delivery.

•May review drawings, procedures and engineering orders for completeness, compatibility, producibility, and correctness.

•May organize, analyze, write and present technical marketing and proposal information for program managers and customers.

•Promote development of a strong team by participation in key aspects of the project and mentoring more junior team members.

•May work with classified documents which requires thorough knowledge of DoD procedures for the proper usage and safeguarding of classified information.

•Maintain and update required records and reports.

•Present and resolve any technical program difficulties or discrepancies with the team, customers, and subcontractors in a timely manner.

•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 12 or more years of 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.

•Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Software Development preferred.

•Current TS//SCI security clearance w/polygraph required.

•Must be able to function within a large development team, interfacing; working on schedules, briefings, and status reports.

•Ability to work closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects.

•Ability to provide and communicate understanding of both the technical and programmatic aspects of a project to the team as well as the customer.

Working Conditions:

•Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, clean room, or production floor.

•May access other facilities in various weather conditions.

•Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

•Travel to CONUS and OCONUS government and non-government locations may be required.

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Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required

Relocation for this position is not available.

Compensation & Benefits

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $163,000 - $206,000 (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. Click here (https://www.ball.com/aerospace/about-ball-aerospace/careers/benefits) 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 disability status.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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