Software Engineer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Archive Date: 
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
California Institute of Technology
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Software Engineer




Job Category:

Fulltime Regular


Exempt Overtime Eligible:



Benefits Eligible: Benefit Based


Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community.


Job Summary


We are seeking a software engineer to lead the development and implementation of a stream processing framework for high-throughput on a GPU platform. This stream processing pipeline is being developed for a next-generation radio telescope called DSA-2000. It will be the most advanced imaging radio telescope, the largest stream processor and most data-intensive science experiment in the world. This pipeline development is part of the ongoing Radio Camera Initiative (RCI), funded by Schmidt Futures, which is enabling the next-generation technology necessary for the DSA-2000, as well as other future radio telescopes.


Job Duties


• Responsible for software development for the DSA-2000, as part of the RCI.

• Will work in collaboration with the OVRO Director, faculty, staff, and students in a team-based environment.

• Will travel to OVRO, as needed, to collaborate with faculty and engineering staff.

• Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications


• Expertise in C/Objective-C/C++ and Python.

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science.

• Three years of professional experience in software development.

• Must possess, and maintain throughout employment, a valid Driver's License.


Preferred Qualifications


• Experience programming in GPU languages (OpenCL/CUDA/Metal).

• Experience with production software development and maintenance, including Git/GitHub workflows.

• Interest in Physics or Astronomy.


Required Documents


• Resume

• Cover letter

• List of 3 references


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Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023
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