Bring your passion for what you do and come join the Data Management Division (DMD) team at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). STScI is looking for a Scientific Platform Branch Manager to provide leadership, supervision, technical direction, and mentorship of a complementary team of software engineers, database engineers and astronomers. DMD is responsible for a multi-petabyte astronomical data archive that maintains Hubble, Kepler, GALEX, TESS and future James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) mission data.
We offer an excellent and generous benefits package, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules and a stimulating and diverse work environment. Explore our benefits: http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/benefits
Data management at STScI is evolving both in terms of the types of products and services we build, but also in the environment we deploy and operate. The Scientific Platform team is leading the development of novel data management platforms (based on JupyterHub) to support the science of the astronomy community and migrating legacy data pipelines and analytics workloads to the public cloud. You will work with a team that is passionate about the work they do in support of astronomers around the world.
Evolve platforms to meet future data needs of the astronomical community
Translate scientific needs into software requirements
Manage software engineers working in an agile environment
Provide project management including coordination, detail planning, and direction
Provide functional management including recruitment, mentoring, and training
Establish goals and track expected results to closure
Develop, maintain and support continuous improvement activities
Coordinate with other groups both within and outside STScI
Your Qualifications & Job Requirements:
You have a BS/BA in Engineering, Computer Science, Astronomy, Physics, or a related scientific or technical field.
10+ years of progressive technical, management and leadership experience including team leadership
Demonstrated Cloud software architecture and software development expertise
Demonstrated very effective communication skills
Demonstrated experience managing staff developing and supporting a large complex system
Software engineering experience including agile techniques
Solid understanding and history of promoting automated testing
Good working knowledge of code versioning tools such as Git, etc.
Experience with data models and web APIs
Demonstrated project management experience
US citizen or Permanent Resident to meet ITAR requirements
Familiarity with Web Services (RESTful APIs, SOAP etc.)
Experience with large data sets and databases
Experience of working to accessibility and security compliance standards
Experience working within an environment that supports a science community
Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)
Experience of designing high-availability web applications
Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Experience with Jupyter Notebooks
To Apply: Share your experience by completing an online application. Please upload one cover letter and resume on one PDF document for review. Relocation assistance may be available. Applications received by November 3, 2019 will receive full consideration.
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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 www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp
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.
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.
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