Archive Developer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Country: 
United States of America
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Job Announcement Text: 

Archive Developer (2 positions)

Chandra X-ray Telescope Data System

 

Keywords: Software, developer, programmer, software engineer, archive, database, astronomy, NASA, Chandra, CfA

 

This is an opportunity with the Data Systems division of the Chandra X-ray Center, which is part of the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge MA. One of NASA’s Earth-orbiting Great Observatories, the Chandra X-ray telescope has been observing for over 20 years and continues to have a positive impact on the scientific understanding of the universe. We seek two Software Developers for the archive group to contribute to the continued success of the mission.

 

Join the Chandra X-ray Center and become part of the team working to extend and maintain the Chandra Data archive functionality and to support its operations. The archive contains terabytes of data from the Chandra mission, ensures their integrity, security, and uninterrupted access, and provides interfaces for archiving and retrieval to Science Center Operations and Chandra Science users.

 

Duties include:

Communicating with scientists and operations teams for software requirements

Developing and maintaining software through all phases of the software development lifecycle

Documenting software for CXC operations staff and scientific users worldwide

Release deployment, server and data migrations, and data archive monitoring

Problem analysis and evaluation in support of archive operations and scientific user input

Work as part of a team

 

Knowledge required for the position includes:

Proficiency in C++ and Java

Experience in SQL/rDBMS

Familiarity with relational database servers, web, and JEE application servers in a Unix environment

Experience in scripting languages (e.g., Python, Perl) are beneficial since parts of the system include code written in these languages

 

We offer a challenging and fulfilling working environment in partnership with scientists, operations staff, and an existing software development group, to bring Chandra data to the astronomical community at large.

 

Benefits include health and dental insurance, vacation and sick time, an institution contributed retirement plan, a flexible spending account, and several insurance opportunities that are all described at the USAJobs link below or on request from the contact person identified on the site.

 

We accept only on-line applications for this position. For complete information and online application procedures, please visit 

 

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/578814100

 

We are an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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