Senior Software Engineer- #032884

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Archive Date: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Other
Institution/Company: 
Space Telescope Science Institute
City: 
Baltimore
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal: 
21218
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

At STScI, you will be building innovative calibration software for processing and analysis of observations from NASA's flagship observatories. The Space Telescope Science Institute is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to contribute new software to support the calibration of observations to enable the next generation of discoveries in astrophysics.

You will collaborate with a team that is passionate about the work they do in support of astronomers around the world. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules and a stimulating and diverse work environment.

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is the science operations center for several NASA missions. This includes the Hubble Space Telescope, the most famous space observatory in history, and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), planned to launch in 2021.

At STScI, you will be building innovative calibration software for processing and analysis of observations from NASA's flagship observatories. The Space Telescope Science Institute is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to contribute new software to support the calibration of observations to enable the next generation of discoveries in astrophysics.

You will collaborate with a team that is passionate about the work they do in support of astronomers around the world. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules and a stimulating and diverse work environment.

Your primary responsibilities in this job include:

In this position, you will be responsible for developing software for processing astronomical data in a fast paced multi-mission environment. You will build calibration software capable of precise reductions of astronomical observations and interact with astronomers to deliver innovate solutions to solve cutting-edge astronomical problems

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Developing software for spectroscopic data reductions
  • Contributing to open source python packages for scientific analysis
  • Automating pipeline processing and data quality monitoring

Your Qualifications and Job Requirements:

You are able to identify problems and implement solutions and offer guidance to development teams and end-users.

  • Expertise in using Python.
  • Expertise in data reduction for astronomical observations
  • Familiarity with open source libraries like numpy, scipy, and astropy
  • Familiarity using Git in a team setting
  • Familiarity with test development for software
  • Familiarity with spectroscopy, infrared observations, and astronomy
  • Strong teamwork, analytical, problem-solving, planning and organizational skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • This position requires US Citizenship or Permanent Residence in order to meet ITAR requirements.

Bachelor’s Degree in IT, Computer Science, Engineering, Astronomy, or related field. The position level and salary are commensurate with education and experience.

Explore our benefits: http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/benefits

To Apply: Share your experience by completing an online application. Please upload one cover letter and resume on one PDF document for review.

Direct job link: https://recruiting2.ultipro.com/SPA1004AURA/JobBoard/93330e50-7b3a-4ba8-94f2-6f32360aa4e1/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=154c61e5-0c2d-4717-9b14-dd6eb36ff2d4

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Senior Software Engineer- #032884
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