Data Analysis Team Manager - #0045700

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020
To event remaining 9 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Management
Institution Classification/Type: 
Space Telescope Science Institute
Street Line 1: 
3700 San Martin Drive
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Bring your passion for what you do and join the Data Management Division (DMD) team at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). STScI is looking for a Data Analysis Team Manager to provide leadership, supervision, technical direction, and mentorship of a diverse team of software engineers, database engineers, test engineers and astronomers.

STScI is the science operations center for several NASA missions.  The DMD is responsible for a multi-petabyte astronomical data archive that maintains Hubble, Kepler, GALEX, TESS and the future James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission data. You will work with a team that is passionate about the work they do in support of astronomers around the world.

We offer an excellent and generous benefits package, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules and a stimulating and diverse work environment. Relocation assistance may be available. Explore our benefits:

The Team Manager's Role

You will lead and manage a team that is responsible for the development, operational maintenance, and user-facing support of data analysis tools for the JWST and HST missions.  These tools are primarily "post-pipeline" tools, enabling scientists in the astronomy community to extract maximal science from the observations taken by these missions.

The community-facing nature of these tools contributes to community-developed software that enables parts of the tools, and supports user training for these tools.

Our software applications include rich interfaces, web-based visualization tools, and data APIs.

The Team Manager's Responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively at the interface between astronomy and software engineering
  • Manage software engineers and astronomers working in an agile environment
  • Provide project management including coordination, detail planning, direction and reporting
  • Provide functional management including recruitment, coaching, mentorship, and training
  • Establishing goals and track expected results to closure
  • Develop, maintain, and support continuous improvement activities
  • Coordinate with other groups both within and outside STScI
  • Analyze technology and resource needs to plan and assess the feasibility of projects
  • Participate in the development of standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed at STScI and implement them within the team

Qualifications and the Job Requirements

BS/BA in Engineering, Computer Science, Astronomy, Physics, or a related scientific or technical field

  • Demonstrated progressive technical, management, and leadership experience
  • Demonstrated very effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff developing and supporting a large complex system
  • Software engineering experience, including scientific programming with Python
  • Experience working within an environment that supports a science community
  • Good working knowledge of code versioning tools such as git
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • US citizen or Permanent Resident

Beneficial Skills

  • Experience with Jupyter Notebooks
  • Familiarity with Web Services (RESTful APIs, etc.)
  • Experience with cloud software architecture and software development
  • Experience with agile techniques
  • Experience with large data sets and databases
  • Experience with scientific visualizations
  • Experience of working to accessibility and security compliance standards
  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)

TO APPLY: This position is available immediately. Please upload one cover letter and resume on one PDF document for review.  Applications received by April 15, 2020 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.

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 STScI is one of the centers managed by The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). AURA is a consortium of 47 US institutions and 3 international affiliates that operates world-class astronomical observatories such as STScI for the National Science Foundation and NASA.

AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the workforce. Learn more at

As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements that are included for protection and to assist us in our record keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-rate community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities.

Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at EOE/AA/M/F/D/V


Included Benefits: 
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Medical, dental, prescription, and vision – Cigna Open Access Plan, employer pays 85%, low co-pays and deductibles
  • Vacation: Up to 5 weeks of accrued paid vacation your first year
  • Sick Leave: Up to 12 accrued sick days your first year, increases after 2 years
  • Paid Holidays: Total of 10 - 7 regular paid holidays and 3 personal paid holidays
  • Employer-sponsored Retirement Plan: direct company contribution of 10% from your first day / per pay cycle
  • Employee Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan  - up to the federal maximum
  • Telecommuting Options Available – 1 day per week
  • Free Parking
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Company-paid Life, Short-term Disability, and Long-term Disability
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Shelly Abrams
Sr. Employment Specialist
Space Telescope Science Institute
Street Line 1: 
3700 San Martin Drive
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