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Staff Consultant - Systems Test, Space Vehicle Assembly, Test and Launch Operations (AI&T/ATLO)

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Employer Provided Salary: 173,000-218,000 Annually
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Job Description
Join the Space Vehicle Systems Engineering, Integration & Test (SEIT) team at Ball Aerospace - a diverse group of motivated problem solvers. We like to have fun and enjoy life - both at work, and in our free time. We're excited about the challenging projects we're involved in and have a strong commitment to the missions we enable. Offering growth opportunities at all levels of skill and experience, we're looking for leaders and innovators who can continue our strong reputation for creativity and technical excellence, while helping to define the future of Ball.
Make a difference. Love what you do. Realize your full potential.
We're seeking an action-oriented engineer with intellectual curiosity who is excited to put their experience and potential to use leading a cross-program effort at Ball to ensure that our electrical support equipment can operate on the networks and in the environments required to support our programs.
This will require a strong balance of technical experience, project engineering, and excellent communication skills.
This role will be responsible for understanding the requirements of our Information Assurance, Information Technologies, Program Security, Systems Test, Simulators, and Electrical Special Test Equipment teams, and then getting our electrical systems up and running in the environments where they are needed to test the flight hardware. Longer-term, you would be asked to help put together the strategic plan for how to improve this process and standardize it, and to lead a team of other engineers supporting these efforts across our business units.
This is a challenging, fast-paced job which will be exciting and highly gratifying for the successful candidate.
The Engineering, Science and Analysis (ESA) Strategic Capabilities Unit comprises the technical talent and organizational 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.
What You'll Do:

  • Work in a fast-paced team environment getting our non-flight electrical equipment and corresponding software into the environments (both classified and non-classified) and onto the networks where it has to operate, and maintaining it in those environments.
  • Plan for obsolescence of equipment and software, and plan for future changes to the requirements of our customers regarding electrical equipment.
  • Build and manage a team that can work closely to overcome technical, schedule, and cost challenges.
  • Help standardize the process for deploying electrical equipment at Ball.
  • Support estimation of the time and effort required to deploy systems into these environments, and then manage to a set cost and schedule baseline.
  • Collaborate with Information Assurance, Information Technologies, Program Security, Systems Test, Simulators, Electrical Special Test Equipment, and other team members.
  • Assess, summarize, and effectively communicate the impacts of complex IT and security requirements to program and company management.
  • Prepare and review technical documentation.
  • Prepare and present plans and processes as well as project status information to key stakeholders.
  • Support meetings with program management, Ball management, customers, and partners (including traveling to other locations for these meetings when required).
  • Support shipping and deployment of systems into environments at our customer, partner, or launch facilities.
  • Write, review, update, and execute test procedures and test scripts to verify and certify our systems in their deployed environment including troubleshooting any issues with the deployment.
  • Effectively train and mentor other engineers.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site three or more days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required.
Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, 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.

Required Education, Experience, & Skills

  • 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.
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance with polygraph is required.
  • Experience with spacecraft command and control systems, simulators, software test benches, and other electrical ground support equipment.
  • Experience with project engineering / project management is highly desired, including: scoping, planning, and estimating a project; executing to that plan; providing status updates to the plan; and adjusting the plan as unexpected things come up.
  • Excellent communication skills is a must.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail while appreciating the bigger picture of the complex and systems involved across multiple customers and environments.
  • Ability to think strategically to plan what's required to meet the coming changes to non-flight electrical systems and security / information assurance requirements on future programs with minimal impact.
  • Effective working in an environment with broad responsibilities and minimal oversight.
  • Demonstrated ability to find creative solutions to difficult problems with multiple stakeholders.
  • A desire to learn - our culture fosters intellectual curiosity in a highly collaborative environment.
  • A desire to get things done and a commitment to deliver results is crucial.
  • Experience leading and mentoring other engineers is helpful, a desire to work in this capacity is required.
  • Candidate should be proficient in MS Office tools, and generally have good computer skills.
  • Top candidates will be goal-oriented individuals with excellent organizational skills, a team mindset, and capable of coming up to speed quickly on assigned programs.

A security clearance or access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position. However, the applicant must be willing and eligible for submission, depending on program requirements, after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access.
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills

  • Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or Physics preferred.
  • Experience meeting the information assurance requirements of aerospace and defense customers is highly preferred.
  • Experience with interpretive scripting language (such as Ruby or Python) is desired.
  • Experience with LabView, Docker, Linux and real-time operating systems is desired.

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $173000 - $218000
Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.
Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.
About BAE Systems Space & Mission Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.

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