Software Engineer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Lowell Observatory
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Position Announcement
Software Engineer
Lowell Observatory
The software engineer is a member of Lowell Observatory's Technology Group and is responsible for the continued development and support of the observatory’s instrument control, data acquisition, and user interface software used at the Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) and Anderson Mesa sites as well as developing new software as needs arise.  Additional responsibilities include DCT data archiving and some systems and networking support in conjunction with Lowell’s IT staff as appropriate.  The software engineer will provide night-time support for the DCT telescope operators when needed to resolve software-related issues.

• BS or MS degree in computer science or related field and 5 years of related experience
• Demonstrated ability to design effective, robust architectures for software systems
• Attention to detail, configuration management, and software testing and reliability
• Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet timelines
• Ability to work effectively in a broad-based engineering and scientific team environment
• Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Fluency with C, C++, java, and unix shell scripting
• Experience with MacOSX and linux operation and programming

• Working knowledge of Eclipse Rich Client Platform
• Experience with software control of mechanical systems
• Familiarity with astronomy and astronomical instrumentation
• Familiarity with optical or near-IR astronomical detector control
• Working knowledge of FORTRAN programming
• Working knowledge of Windows operation and programming
• Familiarity with TCL/Tk, unix device drivers, and assembly languages
• Familiarity with systems work, networking, and TCP/IP socket communications

For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply, please visit
Applications received by 5 p.m. on June 30, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Included Benefits: 

Lowell Observatory provides a full complement of benefits to our full-time staff. Including 11 paid holidays, three weeks of paid vacation, paid sick time. A 5% matching contribution to your Mutual of America retirement annuity account after six months of employment. Additionally paid Medical/Life/Long Term Disability insurances for employees is paid by the company. Optional dental, vision and voluntary life insurance at a fee to employees is also available. Please reach out to the HR team for more information on benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
No Status Given (Opted Out)
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Catie Blazek
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Lowell Observatory
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