Software Engineer II - Command and Control @ Ball Aerospace - Boulder, CO

Software Engineer II - Command and Control

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.


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.

Software Engineer II – Command and Control


Full stack software engineer developing the next generation of satellite command and control applications. Will work with interfacing a ground system to various hardware interfaces, developing mission specific user interfaces, processing satellite command and telemetry data streams, and defining procedures for satellite control. This position requires leveraging cutting-edge technologies and working in an agile type development. Looking for a motivated and skilled software developer.



What You’ll Do:



  • Detailed oriented software engineering and development with the COSMOS satellite command and control system.
  • Develop software with the Ruby, Javascript, C/C++, and/or Python programming languages.
  • Build full stack web applications using Ruby on Rails, Vue, and Docker.
  • Work with the following software development lifecycle concepts: Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI), and Continuous Deployment (CD).
  • Work with non-software developers to implement new features into the product.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Experience working in Linux and MS-Windows environments.
  • Experience with Ruby or Python web backend technologies preferred.
  • Experience with modern web frontend frameworks (Angular, Vue, and/or React) preferred but not required.
  • Experience with cloud technologies preferred.
  • Good planning, organization, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with large teams of distributed ground system engineers and senior level engineers of multiple disciplines.
  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Aerospace ground system experience preferred.




Working Conditions:



  • 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.



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.



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.