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Engineer II Spacecraft RF Telecommunications
What you'll do:
Perform Telecom Engineering tasks throughout the lifecycle of the programs or Research & Development (R&D) projects with direction from your mentor.
Work daily with the larger Comm team on technical definition, implementation, and verification.
Establish strong working relationships within the Comm team and with systems engineering team, integration and test team, and peers for the other spacecraft subsystems.
Support the definition and maintenance of the subsystem architecture and interfaces.
Generate verification and validation plans, and work with Integration and Test team to ensure the subsystem meets requirements.
Understand Telecom components' interfaces.
Support program gates such as the preliminary design review and critical design review.
Provide and support systems analyses to verify that predicted and actual subsystem performance meets or exceeds requirements and specifications.
Clearly and thoroughly document the Telcom approach in Systems Engineering Reports, including detailed description of technical designs.
Prepare and give presentations to peers, management and customers.
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 5 or more years related experience. Emphasis in Electrical, RF, Communications, and/or Digital Signal Processing is preferred.
Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree of 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 and agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
A technical foundation with a desire to learn and grow.
Flexibility to manage differing technical opinions, evolving customer needs, challenging budgets and scheduled, and limited resources.
Effective in small team work environment with broad responsibilities and minimal oversight.
A desire to learn and ask questions our culture fosters intellectual curiosity in a highly collaborative environment.
Superb writing and presentation skills.
Goal-oriented with excellent organizational skills, a team mindset, and capable of coming up to speed quickly on assigned programs.
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 location may be required.
Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access to classified/sensitive material. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. *US Citizenship is Required. By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, 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
US CITIZENSHIP 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.