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Senior Software Engineer - Java

Fairborn, Ohio
Job Type
21 Jul 2022
Clearance Requirement: A current, active Secret security clearance is required.

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.

For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter or Instagram .

The Advanced Technology & Information Solutions Strategic Business Unit provides scientific, engineering and other experts that work with our customers to solve their hardest problems and advance state-of-the-art technology. Our data solutions professionals deliver enterprise processing, analytics, exploitation and management, as well as information technology hardware that provide actionable information for warfighters and decision makers. In addition, our subject matter experts provide world-class technology and operational insight that help organizations advance the boundaries of knowledge and accomplish their missions.

Contingent upon contract award to Ball Aerospace and subsequent task orders.

Senior Software Engineer - Java

What You'll Do:
  • Work with customer and team members to understand project requirements and scope.
  • Design/Develop/modify software for full-stack systems.
  • Decompose designs into subcomponents and tasks to be assigned to members of the team.
  • Work with customers to understand and set goals and expectations. Translate and communicate those goals and expectations to the team.
  • Research and analyze new libraries, technologies and tools that may be utilized to meet program requirements.
  • Perform full software life cycle functions including software/firmware requirements, architecture, design, code, test, integration, and documentation.
  • Develop software within the defined AGILE process.
  • Mentor junior engineers with the project.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities 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 8 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.
  • A current, active Secret security clearance is required.
  • 8 or more years professional experience in software development.
  • Experience developing in Java and using object-oriented development practices.
  • Experience developing web-based applications using Java.
  • Experience working with web services (REST JSON).
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and automated build/test tools preferred.
  • Broad and deep understanding of application servers including experience with configuration and troubleshooting.
  • Strong knowledge of client-side development models using JavaScript, XML and HTML/CSS.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, detail-oriented, professional, and communicate with all levels of management.
  • Ability to work under minimal direct supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Exceptional technical writing skills.
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies is preferred:
    • Java 8+ / OpenJDK.
    • Java Application servers (JBoss/WildFly, TomEE, Tomcat/Spring, WebLogic).
    • IDEs (Eclipse, IntelliJ).
    • Java Web Services, both SOAP (JAX-WS) & REST (JAX-RS, RESTEasy, Spring).
    • Maven/Ant/Gradle and version control (Git preferred).
    • HTML / CSS / JavaScript.
    • Spring/Spring Boot.
    • SSIS or other ETL processing tools.
    • C# application development experience.
    • Unit Testing/Test Driven Development/Behavior Driven Design.
    • Azure DevOps/Team Foundation Server.
    • PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Redis, MongoDB or other database technologies.
    • PL/SQL development.
    • SAML, OAuth or other A&A frameworks.

Full-Time On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site full-time. Occasional out of state travel and local commute between Ball campuses and customer facilities will 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, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, 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.

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: $129,500 - $163,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Dayton
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  • Job Reference: 663173078-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Ball Corporation
  • Location: Fairborn, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent