Ball Aerospace

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer 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.

At our core, we’re passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world’s greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond.®

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The Engineering Strategic Capabilities 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.

Director – Electrical and Electronic Solutions

Direct the Electrical and Electronic Solutions organization within Engineering with functional responsibilities for the entire organization and execution responsibilities to meet program commitments over all phases of the program lifecycle. This position reports to the Vice President of Engineering.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build a strong leadership team and direct the Electrical Solutions organization. Responsible for budget planning, personnel management and design/development, of electrical solutions through the full program lifecycle.
  • Responsible for overall electrical engineering performance to meet cost, schedule and technical objectives and successful electrical engineering execution on all Strategic Business Unit (SBU) efforts.
  • Direct winning proposal efforts for new business electrical engineering opportunities and direct management and execution of subsequent awarded projects to SBU/program direction.
  • Direct development of electrical solutions in response to customer needs, and support SBU capture plans and strategies, pursuit and proposal activities, and customer relationships.
  • Identify and develop technology that supports customer solutions and maintains an innovation edge and cost advantage in the marketplace.
  • Anticipate and ensure talent and skill mix of the group are in sync with the needs of programs and new business development organizations.
  • Functionally manage all electrical planning, design, development, test and technician disciplines and expertise for upwards of 400 engineers and technicians who develop electronics hardware for space, air, and ground applications. Direct the candidate hiring selection process, assign appropriate staff to programs, conduct performance assessments and personnel actions, support salary reviews, recognition programs, ensure group has the appropriate processes in place to meet needs of programs and compliance with approved standards.
  • Ensure engineers are appropriately trained to meet needs of programs as well as employee career goals.
  • Develop and improve electrical engineering processes; support Engineering Process Improvement goals, execute process corrective actions and Failure Review Boards as required; support internal and external audits, ensure compliance with ISO standards.
  • Ensure that all business is conducted with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations, as well as company policies and directives.
  • Work with the SBUs and SCUs to address strategic needs in support of program execution and new business development and capture. Drive for consistent performance across all efforts and build credibility and a strong rapport and reputation with the SBUs and SCUs.
  • Contribute to Engineering Solutions and Engineering strategic and operational planning.
  • Represent Engineering with customers and at industry and government conferences.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need:

  • BS/BA in a related field plus 15 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.
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.
  • Self-starter, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Ability to apply sound leadership and management principles to an organization of high performing electrical engineers and technicians developing electronics throughout the full lifecycle from proposal through delivery.
  • Relevant work experience with end-to-end electronics development and production.
  • Working knowledge of electrical hardware quality principles for space and ground applications.
  • Ability to operate at the system level and interface to all engineering disciplines and organizations.
  • Relevant work experience demonstrating knowledge of electrical engineering with DoD and NASA customers.
  • Prior experience working in and with controlled, classified security environments preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent leadership and interpersonal skills in relevant business environments.
  • Influencing, communication and team skills will be critical to successful execution of the duties of the position.
  • Experience operating within classified program environments.
  • Demonstrated successful management of electronics development efforts including meeting cost, schedule, and performance goals.
  • Proven track record in management of electronics design and development tasks as a lead.
  • A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.

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

Working Conditions:

  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment.
  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.

Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.

Relocation for this position is available.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $175,500 – $243,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • Subject to business performance and recommendations of management, this role may be eligible to participate in an incentive compensation plan.
  • Subject to business and individual performance, and recommendations of management, this role may be eligible to participate in a long-term incentive compensation plan.
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.


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.

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