OSS Software Engineers

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Archive Date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Space Telescope Science Institute
United States of America
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Join the Commanding Team at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). Our team develops the onboard software to drive science operations for the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). STScI offers an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement, competitive salaries, and a stimulating and diverse work environment.  The Space Telescope Science Institute, is located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, MD.

***Your role***

In this job, your role would be to:

  • become knowledgeable in the operation of the James Webb Space Telescope science instruments and spacecraft
  • develop onboard software (JavaScript) to command the science instruments
  • support all aspects of front-end and back-end software design
  • develop science operation products to test onboard script execution
  • operate spacecraft, observatory and ground system simulators and/or actual flight software and hardware
  • develop tools and applications to support testing

**About you:**

We are looking for applicants with experience with one or more of the following:

  • Utilizing programming technologies to code algorithms that satisfy software requirements
  • Designing and executing tests to verify software requirements, especially for end-to-end testing of software systems
  • Designing and developing large complex software systems
  • Experience with scientific spacecraft instrumentation command and control functions
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript, Python or Java or other programming languages
  • Software development utilizing relational databases

You should have a Bachelor of Science degree or higher degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Astrophysics, or a related scientific field, and a minimum of 5+ years of recent experience in software development and testing, with experience with NASA scientific spacecraft a plus. Substitution of additional relevant education or experience for the stated qualifications may be considered.  Strong analytical, problem solving, verbal and written communication skills, and a team player mentality is desired. The starting salary is commensurate to your education and experience.

Candidates must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident. Qualification for ITAR clearance is required.

If you are interested, complete an on-line application through our website at http://www.stsci.edu/jobs -  Please provide a cover letter and resume in the "Resume Upload Section." Please include job #18-0007 in the filename. Applications received by February 20, 2018 will receive full consideration.

AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce. Learn more at http://www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity

As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements which are included for protection and to assist us in our record keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.

STScI sees the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in our desire to create a first-rate scientific community. We reflect that deep commitment in strongly encouraging women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities.

Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at  careers@stsci.edu EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Voted to the Baltimore Magazine Hall of Fame in 2015 – Top 25 Places to Work in Baltimore.



Application Deadline: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
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