IPAC at the California Institute of Technology is accepting applications for a scientific software developer who will participate in the development of the NEO Surveyor Investigation System Software Suite (NISS) and the pyPLanetary library. NEO Surveyor is a NASA Planetary Defense mission that will launch in early 2026 and will be optimized to detect, track, and characterize Near Earth Objects (NEOs) and more distant small bodies in the Solar System. The NEO Surveyor observatory consists of a passively-cooled 50 cm telescope located at Sun-Earth L1 equipped with a wide-field camera that will image the sky simultaneously in two mid-infrared bands. The NISS simulates NEO Surveyor observations and discoveries of Near Earth Objects to help assess the mission’s performance with respect to high level requirements.
As the NISS software developer, your job duties will include:
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