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Optical Analyst I

Company: Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace
Location: Albuquerque
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, 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 Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram . The Systems Engineering Solutions Strategic Business Unit provides advanced systems engineering and technology applications for intelligence and information enterprises. These applications and solutions deliver enterprise data management, data analytics, modeling and simulation, and technology assessment capabilities that are used to create products that offer actionable information in support of warfighters and decision makers. _Ball Aerospace's Albuquerque, New Mexico office is a key provider of science and technology services to the Air Force Research Laboratory and other government research and development organizations. Our multi-discipline staff provides a broad range of scientific and engineering services, including: technology development; diagnostic development; highly-controlled laboratory measurements; field experiments and demonstrations; technology assessments; modeling and simulations; and analyses. We are seeking additional qualified professionals to join our science and technology-oriented organization._ Go to and learn more about Ball Aerospace in Albuquerque, New Mexico..*Optical Analyst I*.*What you'll do:* Perform analysis and research associated with electro-optical systems and Laser technology. Conduct literature searches to identify relevant information pertaining to topic under study. Gather, organize and document information necessary to support and conduct analyses or modeling and simulation (M&S) studies. Perform optical analysis using ZEMAX, FRED, or other relevant optical design models. Conduct analysis to support development of test requirements, benchmark simulations and models (model validation), and commission models under development. Provide solutions to problems ranging from routine to moderately complex in scope. Analyses may include probabilistic/statistical, parametric trades, or other relevant techniques to address the scope of the study under investigation. Develop software tools/scripts using standard programming languages (eg, MatLab, C++) to support analysis or analyze data. Collaborate with experimentalists, computational scientists or other project personnel to formulate experimental requirements or support on-going research activities. Support quick-turn data reduction and analysis to support laboratory activities. Contribute business development activities as required. Solid oral and written communication skills, prepare or contribute to technical reports and briefings and presentation of research findings in group audiences, actively participate in group discussions. Follow Department of Defense procedures for the proper usage and safeguarding of classified information. 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 Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 2 or more years related experience. Each higher-level degree, ie, 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 Physics, Mathematics, or a related technical field preferred, MS or PhD preferred. Demonstrated experience with standard optical design engineering tools Experience working in an engineering or research environment associated with optical or physical sciences. The ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.*Working Conditions:* 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. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required..*Future Clearance Required:* A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire 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..*Compensation & Benefits* +.*HIRING SALARY RANGE:* $84,000 - $104,000 (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. Click here () to learn more..*US CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED* 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. Equal Opportunity Employer Minority, Female, Disabled, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Veterans

Keywords: Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace, Albuquerque , Optical Analyst I, Professions , Albuquerque, New Mexico

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