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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.
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.
Junior Spacecraft Operations Engineer – Spacecraft Operator
Spacecraft Operations Engineer in support of requirements, design, analysis, test and operation of space vehicles and ground systems for commercial, DoD and NASA customers.
What You’ll Do:
Provide space operational and engineering support as a subject matter expert for
Space vehicle payload and bus operations.
Space vehicle command and control.
Space vehicle telemetry trending and analysis.
Space vehicle operational planning and execution.
Space vehicle anomaly resolution.
Space vehicle operational capability assessment.
Customer working groups and reviews.
Testing and validation and verification.
Space vehicle orbit dynamics and attitude control.
Space vehicle sensor performance analysis.
Space vehicle calibrations.
Maintain space vehicle software and hardware test benches.
Engineering model hardware.
Support models and simulations and interfacing systems.
Track and plann technical refresh hardware and software.
Develop and update
Reports, status updates and presentations.
Operational technical orders.
Recommended operational procedures (ROPs).
Training materials and references.
Analysis tools (Matlab, etc).
Support may be provided in-plant or at the customer site.
May require 24/7 operations, extended work weeks, and travel, including foreign travel.
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:
3 or more years of space operations experience, plus Level 100 Space Operations Professional Development certification, plus High School diploma.
Each higher-level related degree, i.e., Bachelor’s or Master’s, may substitute for two years of related experience. 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.
Demonstrated knowledge of ground systems for spacecraft operations preferred.
Strong System engineering / SEIT skills.
Experience with Software Development Plans and Software Standards.
Knowledge of systems engineering roles and functions, including operations concept development, requirements management, functional analysis, interface definition and control, synthesis, and/or verification and validation.
Ability to quickly come up to speed on technical and management efforts currently underway.
Experience in developing specifications, design and analysis, documentation, and presentations.
Excellent interpersonal skills, strong written communication skills, oral presentation skills, and an ability to lead group discussions.
Effectiveness in working with people at all levels and with outside customers, able and willing to contribute wherever and however needed, provide leadership and guidance to program activities and staff.
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.
Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.
A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.
Relocation for this position is available.
Compensation & Benefits:
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $71,500 - $97,000 (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. For details, copy and paste https://bit.ly/3pNSnxv into your browser or visit our careers site.
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.