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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Research Analyst I (668431) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Research Analyst I (668431)

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NM - Albuquerque

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Who We Are:

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, Facebook or Twitter.

Ball Aerospace's Albuquerque office, located near Kirtland Air Force Base NM, is a key provider of technical services to the Air Force Research Laboratory Directed Energy and Space Vehicles directorates. Our multi-discipline staff provides a broad range of scientific and engineering services, including technology development, laboratory and field experiments, technology assessments, modeling & simulation, and analyses. We are seeking additional qualified researchers and engineers to join our science and technology oriented organization.


Research Analyst I

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is currently recruiting for an emerging professional to contribute to our growing science and technology-based organization in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our scientists, engineers and analysts have been conducting analytical and experimental research services for over twenty-five years. We are currently seeking an emerging analyst to contribute to our research investigations associated with high powered laser and related technology. Likely activities the successful candidate will perform include collection, organization and analysis of data; conducting assessments of technology concepts, develop software or scripts to process data; perform modeling and simulation studies; coordinate with experimentalists and high-fidelity modelers; and document/prepare analysis or assessment results.

What you'll do:

  • Provide data-analysis and analytical solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity. Analyses include statistical, probabilistic, parametric trades, or other relevant techniques to address the scope of the study under investigation.

  • Conduct literature searches to identify relevant information pertaining to topic under study.

  • Research operational performance and characteristics of aerospace or other systems in order to develop mathematical models to represent the scenario under study.

  • Estimate values to fill data gaps using engineering judgment from self or subject matter experts when available.

  • Develop software models using standard programming languages (e.g., C++) to support modeling and simulation (e.g., Simulink); or analysis scripts (e.g., MATLAB) to analyze and present data

  • Collaborate with experimentalist or other project personnel to formulate experimental requirements.

  • Participate in the development and operation of modeling & simulation tools to provide assessments of technology.

  • Work under general supervision and contribute to project milestones.

  • Relate well with other people, contributes to larger research teams.

  • Contribute to presentation of research finding, able to 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, 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 Mathematics or Science preferred.

  • Advanced Degree preferred.

  • Two years demonstrated experience conducting analysis associated with technology or physical sciences preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience with standard programming languages and analysis software tools.

  • Familiarity with aerospace systems preferred.

  • Strong organizational and coordination skills.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense security clearance. Applicants with current security clearance are preferred.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, published.

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.

Security Clearance:

Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access to classified/sensitive material. 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 or government customer access within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. *US Citizenship is Required. By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, 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

EEO Statement:


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.