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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Associate Engineer - Algorithm Development (667178) in Boulder, Colorado

Job Title:

Associate Engineer - Algorithm Development (667178)

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CO - Boulder

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Who We Are:

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, Facebook or Twitter.


Associate Engineer - Algorithm Development

What you’ll do:

  • Design and develop algorithmic models to predict performance of real-time systems. Sample algorithms include image processing, clutter suppression, detection, estimation, open and closed loop tracking, uncorrelated track determination, Target Object Mapping, Initial Orbit Determination (IOD) and/or Orbit Determination (OD).

  • Develop embedded, real-time image/track/sensor resource management processing algorithms using temporal, spatial, and/or spectral processing of EO/IR data.

  • Develop Artificial Intelligence / Deep Learning algorithms.

  • Support the architecture, design, and development of algorithms, software and hardware systems for a variety of applications including mission data processing systems for Remote Sensing, and/or Space Situational Awareness / Rendezvous and Proximity Operations.

  • Develop and communicate mission level understanding.

  • Perform system engineering and modeling & simulation for Remote Sensing / SSA missions.

  • 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 Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Math, Physics, Aerospace or a related technical field is required.

  • 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.

  • Strong applied math skills

  • Willingness to learn to apply advanced math skills to real world problems

  • Ability to implement and test algorithms in scripted or lower level code

  • Experience with Matlab, Python, or C++

  • Desired experience, or ability to quickly learn new concepts, in at least one of the following areas:

  • Track Processing and/or Image Processing

  • Artificial Intelligence / Deep Learning

  • Data Processing for Remote Sensing or SSA raw data through actionable products

  • GPU, FPGA, and/or High Performance Computing (cluster) processing implementations

  • Self -starter, good interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work independently and on a team.

  • Strong written communication skills and oral presentation skills.

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.

Security Clearance:

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

EEO Statement:


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.