Ball Jobs

Mobile Ball Logo

Job Information

Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Systems Assurance Radiation Effects Engineer II (668523) in Boulder, Colorado

Job Title:

Systems Assurance Radiation Effects Engineer II (668523)

Job ID:



CO - Boulder

Full/Part Time:




Return to Previous Page

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.


Systems Assurance Radiation Effects Engineer II

Work to support a system-level and cross-program radiation and space charging environmental requirement definitions, derived dose/charging through shielding for mission to sub-system requirements allocation, requirements management and working with radiation parts engineering to assure mission objectives compliance and customer satisfaction. Analyze radiation and space charging environments, transport them through shielding, and help conduct non-EEE parts radiation and ESD testing.

What You’ll Do:

  • Use industry standard codes to define the radiation and space charging environments.

  • Interpret government and program radiation requirements and derive requirements based on mission/system/operational environment.

  • Provide design and verification of system-level electronics to withstand the space radiation environment.

  • Use a variety of simple geometry to 3D Monte Carlo radiation transport codes to derive the dose and space charging requirements for systems (spacecraft, instruments, etc) to facilitate sub-system analysis.

  • Assist in the radiation testing of non-EEE parts (focal planes, materials, etc) and ESD testing of hardware to collect data for reporting compliance to derived performance requirements.

  • Review materials radiation test data to confirm performance compliance to derived doses from shielding analysis and work with Materials & Process Engineering to ensure end-of-life tolerance.

  • Assist in radiation and space charging requirement management, coordinating technical efforts, and compliance verification tracking at the system level across multiple programs.

  • Work with classified documents which requires thorough knowledge of DoD procedures for the proper usage and safeguarding of classified information.

  • 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.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

    What You’ll Need:

  • BS degree or higher in Physics, Engineering or a related technical field is required, plus 5 or more years of 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.

  • TS/SCI security clearance preferred.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required.

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, strong written, communication, oral presentations skills, and ability to lead group discussions.

    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:


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.