Join the team that operates and manages the Hubble Space Telescope and its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope. Take part in work at the forefront of astronomy in a job that will allow you to be a part of history. The Space Telescope Science Institute is located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, Md. STScI is seeking a Senior Software Engineer in the Operations and Engineering Division.
The successful candidate will work with the team responsible for developing applications to calibrate and analyze data from the Hubble Space Telescope and its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, as well as other astronomy-related projects. A background in astronomy and experience with astronomical data reduction is highly desirable. Candidates should have experience writing large programs in a compiled language as well as experience with an interpreted language such as IDL, Matlab, or Python. Experience using array manipulations facilities such as are available in IDL, Matlab, or numpy is a plus. Experience using software engineering tools such as debuggers, version control systems such as CVS, subversion or git, and issue trackers is strongly desired. The individual will be developing open source applications primarily in Python and C, using open source tools developed at STScI, such as PyRAF and PyFITS, and elsewhere. Some projects may involve developing software applications or libraries as part of a team, or leading a team.
Qualified candidates will hold a BS degree in a science-related field such as Physics, Astronomy, or Mathematics. A MS or PhD is a plus. Substitution of additional relevant education or experience for the stated qualifications may be considered.
STScI offers an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement, competitive salaries, and a stimulating environment. Interested candidates are requested to complete an on-line application, attach a resume in the "Resume Upload Section." Please include job #13-0126 in the filename . Applications received by August 30, 2013 will receive full consideration. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required for ITAR clearance.
STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-rate scientific community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, STScI does not discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, or mental or physical handicap.
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