The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is the science operations center for several NASA missions, including the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), the most famous space observatory in history. We also lead the science and mission operations for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), planned to launch in 2021.
STScI is located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, MD. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules and a stimulating and diverse work environment. You will need to be able to report to our Baltimore office. Teleworking 1-2 days a week could be an option. Explore our benefits: http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/benefits
Your role and responsibilities:
A Software Engineer in this role is part of the HST Project Reference Database (PRD) team and is responsible for building the PRDs that will be used in flight operations and in the ground system at STScI. The PRD team implements change requests to the files in the PRD and supports the review and approval process. We interface and collaborate with internal and external partners like STScI’s science operations team, NASA, and other mission contractors. The current position supports HST, and will eventually support future missions as well.
In this job, you will:
· Validate data received, and use custom software for building products and conducting configuration control of the data
· Become knowledgeable about our operations activities and support the review process
· Build and maintain software tools for data verification
· Contribute to our software maintenance for existing programs: coding, testing, debugging and documenting programs
Your Qualifications and Job Requirements:
You have a BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, Astronomy, Physics, or a related technical or scientific field. You are typically eager to learn and grow in your career, and demonstrate great versatility and teamwork. You are a creative problem-solver with strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills and an excellent teammate.
We are looking for applicants with experience with the following:
· Using Configuration Management systems and tools
· Using ticket reporting tools and processes
· Experience with Unix or Linux, and SQL tables and queries
· Working knowledge of Java or Perl or other programming languages; and HTML, Microsoft Access and Excel
· Analytical troubleshooting, problem solving, and writing and maintaining documentation
· Experience with flight or ground systems for spacecraft operations is a plus but not required
· US citizen or Permanent Resident to meet ITAR requirements
To Apply: Share your experience by completing an on-line application. Please upload a cover letter and resume on one PDF document for review. Applications received by March 25, 2020 will receive full consideration.