Roman Operations Analyst

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, October 21, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 2, 2022
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Department Name: 
United States of America
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Job Summary

IPAC at the California Institute of Technology invites applications for an Operations Analyst who will participate in the development, operations, and user support of the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope program. The Roman Space Telescope is a NASA observatory designed to address key questions in the areas of dark energy, exoplanets, and infrared astrophysics scheduled to launch in the mid-2020’s.

Essential Job Duties

As an Operations Analyst at IPAC, you will work with engineering and scientific team members on tasks that include developing, testing, and documenting data analysis pipelines, scripts, and procedures associated with the operations of the Coronagraph Instrument on Roman Space Telescope. This will include a system for automated real time data processing and commanding which includes flow control and fault protection.

Basic Qualifications

If you have the following in your background, then we want to hear about your curiosity about joining our team:

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated ability in software development and testing.
  • Familiarity with source code version control (e.g. Git/GitHub) and issue/bug tracking systems (e.g. Jira).
  • Ability to work within a small team, and at times, work independently to ensure deliveries to meet project timelines.
  • Verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Beyond these basic qualifications, there are a set of skills and experiences that will add to your ability to contribute to the roles and responsibilities of Operations Analyst. The following might give you a head-start here, but even if these do not describe you or your experience, we would still like to hear from you:

  • Experience with ground or space-based telescope operations.
  • Familiarity with automated commanding and/or data processing systems such as the execution of astronomical observations or remote sensing.
  • Experience with Python, Perl, or C programming.
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and address problems using a wide range of analysis and solution strategies.

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Requirement

Applicants for this position must be a United States (US) person as defined by ITAR regulations - A US person is a citizen of the United States, a lawful permanent resident alien of the US (“Green Card” holder), or individuals granted refugee and Asylee status under US law.

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Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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