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Mission Assurance Manager I / Mission Assurance Manager II - National Defense

Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation

Broomfield, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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 Enterprise Assurance Strategic Capabilities Unit delivers critical assurance disciplines that protect and enable people, data and missions. We provide a comprehensive approach to managing risk across the enterprise for current and future information environments where the business and missions execute. We apply the use of innovative tools and robust processes to ensure mission and business success.


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Mission Assurance Manager I / Mission Assurance Manager II – National Defense


In Security and Mission Assurance, we lead to protect our people, data and mission; we are looking for someone who carries those same values. Security and Mission Assurance has an unwavering focus on mission success and strives to be a true mission partner.  Will you be our next champion to help us go beyond with Ball?


You will be a key leader, partner, and essential member of the Mission Success team. As the Mission Assurance Manager, you will Lead the Program Assurance team and actively participate in program decision making, technical reviews, anomaly resolution, risk management and be responsible for establishing a culture of mission success.


The phrase, “People, Data & Mission” embodies what Security & Mission Assurance delivers to the business, as we strive to be a true mission partner.


What You’ll Do:


  • Be a visionary contributor to the program leadership team. Team with; PM, I&T and SE to deliver hardware and missions that are meaningful to our customers, nation, and world.
  • Lead and support anomaly and failure review board processes as required, coordinating Subject Matter Expertise
  • Own communication channels and interface with Program Customer Mission Assurance representatives.
  • Spearhead execution of Mission Assurance requirements implementation, verification, and validation.
  • Own the implementation of standard company processes for assigned program(s) by development and execution of program unique Mission Assurance Plan(s), through each of the assigned functional disciplines.
  • Participate and lead technical discussions regarding quality assurance and specialty engineering design aligned to mission risk objectives and goals.
  • Balance regarding technical risks against cost and schedule constraints; defend them when needed.
  • Build out a budgetary and scheduled plan for Mission Assurance tasks and activities for the course of a program lifecycle. Investigate and disseminate reporting of project metrics to develop a continuous feedback loop of improvement. Champion and envision process improvement for current and future programs.
  • Align and organize the Mission Assurance Integrated Product Team (EEE Parts Engineering, Reliability, Radiation Effects, Hardware and Software Quality, Materials and Processes Engineering, Contamination Control and Systems Safety).
  • Be adaptable; have the ability to navigate between strategic thought and tactical implementation in technical and programmatic settings with various stakeholders.
  • 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:


  • Mission Assurance Manager I – BS/BA in related field plus 8 years or more related experience.
  • Mission Assurance Manager II – BS/BA in related field plus 10 years or more 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 TS/SCI security clearance is preferred.
  • Leadership skills to Inspire and Connect with team members, customers and subject matter experts to provide program Mission Assurance leadership and Achieve Mission Success preferred.
  • Technical background to engage the MA team for in design, production/test readiness, and other reviews and audits with the ability to make risk-informed decisions preferred.
  • Interpersonal skills to foster advisor relationships with Program Management, other program team leads, and on-site customers as required preferred.
  • Presentation skills to formally present information and communicate effectively with Program Management, Executive Leadership and Customers preferred.
  • Experience with scheduling, budgeting, and milestone monitoring as well as reviewing technical reports to assure technical and contractual compliance preferred.


On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site three 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. 


A security clearance or access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position. However, the applicant must be willing and eligible for submission, depending on program requirements, after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. 


Relocation for this position is available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE FOR MISSION ASSURANCE MANAGER I: $124,500 - $172,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • HIRING SALARY RANGE FOR MISSION ASSURANCE MANAGER II: $139,500 - $193,500 (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.