Systems Software Engineer - JRID45283

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
August 31, 2013
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
August 30, 2013
Job Details
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Institution/Company Name: 
Space Telescope Science Institute
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Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Christine Rueter
Job Announcement Text: 

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 Systems Software Engineer in the Operations and Engineering Division.

The developer will work with other members of the Science Software Branch to help enhance and maintain our Python-based framework for developing astronomical data analysis  and calibration applications. STScI has pioneered in the generation  of tools for using Python for scientific analysis and programming though its development of PyRAF, numarray, PyFITS, and  contributions to other Python Open Source projects such as Astropy. The individual being sought will help STScI maintain its leadership in this area  by developing leading-edge capabilities by enhancing existing tools  such as PyRAF and PyFITS, contributing to scipy, numpy, and  matplotlib, and developing new libraries to meet the needs of  future astronomical processing. Some projects may involve developing software tools as part of a team, or leading a team.  Work will also require working with an external community on Open Source software projects.

Qualified candidates should possess a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Physics, Math, Astronomy or another related field required. Master's degree preferred. 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 at, attach a resume in the "Resume Upload Section." Please include job #13-0130 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.

Included Benefits: 

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