The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA) operates several observatory centers (including the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, the National Solar Observatory, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and the Gemini Observatory) in the United States and Chile under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
The National Solar Observatory (NSO) Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) Project has an immediate opening for a Software Engineer. The successful candidate will serve as the Software Engineer for the Common Services Framework to be used in the ATST High Level Software. The position is located in Tucson, Arizona, with an eventual relocation to Maui, Hawaii, for construction of the ATST. Occasional domestic and international travel is required.
The ideal candidate will work as part of the High Level Software development team in Tucson, Arizona and will have the responsibility for software development, maintenance, and documentation for the principal framework for ATST software systems. The position involves maintaining a large code base and repository, repairing bugs and implementing new features, working with vendors and partners to solve framework issues, and deploying delivered systems at the telescope.
Required skills: Must be proficient in Java and C++ programming in a Linux environment; building and maintaining software with make, cvs, or equivalent; Linux administration and scripting; and development in a team-oriented, large software project. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in Python, Postgres, ICE or NDDS communications middleware, and real-time or motion control programming. Demonstrated documentation and organizational skills are essential.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelors degree in Computer Science or a related field and at least two years of professional experience in software development.
AURA is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. AURA actively supports efforts to broaden participation in all Observatory activities. Women and candidates from under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.