Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Antenna (Low Observable) Engineer II (661357) in Westminster, Colorado

Who We Are:

Ball Aerospace leads the way in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative aerospace systems. We take on some of the most complex and exciting challenges in the universe--from space and Earth science to national security and intelligence programs.

We produce spacecraft, instruments and sensors, RF and microwave technologies, data exploitation solutions, and a variety of advanced aerospace technologies and products. In addition, we pioneered the development of the commercial remote sensing market, producing spacecraft and imaging systems that helped spawn a market-driven demand for imagery.

Our success is built on more than products or systems. Our team of more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, technicians and support staff drives all the achievements at Ball Aerospace. Whether contributing to a better understanding of the universe or helping keep our nation safe, our people bring their diverse backgrounds, perspectives and skills together to achieve a common mission.


Antenna (Low Observable) Engineer II

This position will have Low-Observable (LO) antenna RF engineering as its area of specialization.

What you’ll do:

  • Design and develop LO antennas and antenna-related components.
  • Evaluate antenna requirements and initial concept trade-offs.
  • Deliver in-house and customer presentations, including travel as appropriate.
  • Generate technical writing and estimate cost and schedule for proposals.
  • Responsible for the hands-on design and realization of state-of-the-art LO antennas.
  • Apply extensive technical expertise in RF engineering and leverage knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Guide the successful completion of major programs and may function in a project leadership role.
  • Work without appreciable direction and exercise considerable latitude in determining the technical objectives of an assignment.
  • Develop technical solutions to complex problems that require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Assignments may be very diverse or technically difficult.
  • Represent the organization as the prime technical contact on projects.
  • 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 or a related technical field is required, plus 5 or more years of related experience.
  • Requires full competency in core RF antenna skills.
  • Must interface effectively with people at all levels, meet regularly with customers, and provide leadership to internal groups and teams.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills and will be required to make frequent presentations.
  • Must effectively contribute to successful producibility of designs and to cost, budget, and schedule control.
  • Desired skills include: experience with the design of frequency-selective surfaces (FSS) and radomes, the application of design tools such as MWO, CST, Microstripes and HFSS, and the application of RCS prediction tools such as X-Patch, FEKO and Method of Moments codes, processing data using such tools as Knowbell, Pioneer, and DataPro.
  • Must be able to create effective test plans, schedule and execute measurements at internal and external facilities, perform measurement analysis and troubleshooting, and summarize performance using of all figures of merit for LO antenna systems.
  • A current DoD Secret security clearance is preferred.
  • In addition to the typical educational and experience requirements, a demonstrated capability to adequately perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position and exhibit the skills and competencies of the grade level should be considered. 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.

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. 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 within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. * US Citizenship is Required


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans.

Job Title: Antenna (Low Observable) Engineer II (661357)

Job ID: 661357

Location: CO - Westminster

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular