Staff Consultant-Mission System Integration at Ball Aerospace
Clearance Requirement: A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.
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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.
Staff Consultant – Mission System Integration
Key leader within the mission SEIT team, responsible for the interfaces between the space vehicle and ground segment and all external interfaces. Support development of the mission level verification plan between segments and with external organizations. Responsible for testing at the mission level ensuring that the system we are delivering meets our customer's requirements and mission needs. Provide guidance across Ball programs for our mission integration activities.
What You'll Do:
•Develop, release and maintain the SV to ground ICD and all ICDs with external interfaces
•Provide support to development of the mission CONOPS and functional baseline
•Work closely with the verification lead to develop the mission level verification plan
•Responsible for Mission Test Plan and development of mission level test procedures
•Ensure all GSE, 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 end-to-end data verification, space to ground compatibility and mission scenario testing
•Leadership for operations and launch rehearsal development and execution
•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 16 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.
•Proven success as a technical team lead
•Experience in all phases of execution for space systems with experience in both space vehicle hardware and ground system development
•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
•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 required.
Relocation for this position is available.
Compensation & Benefits
- HIRING SALARY RANGE: $159,000 - $200,500 (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. 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 disability status.