Advanced Systems Manager I

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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 Civil Space Strategic Business Unit develops many of the world’s pioneering space and science missions. From delivering entire missions to contributing component level expertise, we value our role as a mission partner and our ability to provide science at any scale. Our team of scientists work with the science community to understand their missions and deliver systems that go beyond expectation.


Advanced Systems Manager I


What You'll Do:


  • Support Civil Space business unit as mission area lead for Planetary science opportunities. This includes creating, finding, pursuing, developing, and winning business with governmental organizations in the areas of: Planetary science missions, technology development and other space-related work in the civil arena.
  • Develop, maintain, and execute a broad strategy to grow Ball’s Planetary science business and market share. Successfully collaborate with Ball’s Washington, DC, office, Communications, Engineering, and other business units at Ball Aerospace.
  • Understanding of the current decadal survey and have an in-depth knowledge of the decadal process.
  • Engage principal investigators to develop highly competitive teams for science missions and technology development opportunities.
  • Develop and communicate messages, marketing, competition assessments, and customer insights.
  • Lead business development, capture, and proposal teams.
  • Prepare and submit proposals, AO responses, ROMS, RFI/RFQ responses, and white papers.
  • Manage new business indirect budget projects for assigned area.
  • Manage staffing needs for assigned area.
  • Engage in regular communication with other Mission Area Leads on topics that include customer insights and priorities, internal investments, and forecasts and their impacts on overall Civil Space business.
  • Oversee study efforts having the potential to evolve into new business capture opportunities.
  • Maintain high-value contact with Planetary science stakeholders and user communities through leadership and participation on committees, advisory boards, workshops, and conferences.
  • 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/BA in related field plus 8 years or more related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e. Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year 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.
  • PhD preferred (e.g. Planetary science).
  • Strong strategy development and proposal skills, and demonstrated experience in leading design teams and new business capture activities in the areas of NASA Planetary science AOs and technology development opportunities.
  • Ability to translate science/end user requirements into engineering requirements and to weigh relevant scientific and technical trades.
  • Superb communication skills with documented presentation experience to senior decision-making and technical audiences.
  • Demonstrable profile in and relationships across Planetary science community.
  • Collaborative and inclusive style and ability to work with diverse colleagues and customers. 

Working Conditions:


  • Work is performed in an office environment
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.

Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $118,500 - $163,500 (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.

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10 Longs Peak Drive, Broomfield, CO 80021

What are Ball Aerospace Perks + Benefits

Ball Aerospace Benefits Overview

At Ball, we invest in what matters — OUR EMPLOYEES! A comprehensive health care and insurance benefits package provided by Ball is just one of the rewards our employees get for the time and talent they give to Ball. Additional benefits to being a part of the Ball Aerospace family include professional development programs, annual tuition reimbursement, 11 paid holidays, and 17 Ball employee networks and interest groups to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce. We also offer retirement and savings benefits, an employee stock purchase plan with a 20% company match, 401(k) and company match, and employee assistance programs such as paid parental leave. Our internship program is also top-notch, with about 100 paid internships offered each year. From our community and culture to a focus on sustainability, our employees can find a sense of belonging at Ball.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Ball Aerospace has 17 employee networks and interest groups to help promote a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Our Employee Assistance Program is provided at no cost to Ball employees. The EAP is a professional service that offers confidential counseling, information & support for all types of issues.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Starting in 2022, Ball will contribute 5% of an employee’s eligible pay to the 401(k) after December 31 each year.
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Employees can purchase Ball company stock, up to $9,000 annually. Ball matches 20% of first $6,000 purchased by employee. Stock may be sold at any time.
Performance Bonus
A 401(K) performance sharing match.
Match charitable contributions
Ball has a matching gift program for donations through Benevity. We also match higher education contributions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
The Back-Up Care Advantage Program through Bright Horizons® provides employees with emergency back-up care when regular child care or adult/elder care arrangements fall through.
Generous Parental Leave
Mothers and fathers at Ball may be able to take up to 2 weeks (80 hours) of paid leave (100% of base salary) to care for and bond with a newborn, newly adopted, or newly placed foster care child.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
With approval, employees may work remotely as needed, temporarily, or on a more regular basis. Certain eligibility requirements exist based on the type of work and the needs of the department.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Vacation accrual starts immediately and is based on service date. Unused vacation can be rolled over and accrued up to 150% of the allotted vacation time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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Casual Dress
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Plenty of employee parking which includes electric vehicle charging stations.
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Relocation Assistance
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