Senior Software Engineer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Archive Date: 
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Small Academic
Space Telescope Science Institute
Street Line 1: 
3700 San Martin Drive
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

Support NASA Missions! The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is a multi-mission science and flight operations center for NASA’s flagship observatories. Our world-class astronomical research center is based on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit our website to learn more about our missions. This position can support hybrid work. Candidates must reside in or be willing to relocate to our local market. (MD, DE, VA, PA, DC & WV).

STScI has an immediate opening for a Senior Software Engineer in the SI Calibration Software Branch (SCSB) in the Data Management Division. The SCSB is responsible for the development and operational maintenance of SI calibration pipeline software for the all missions, including the James Webb (JWST) and Hubble (HST) Space Telescopes. This team provides high quality software following an open development model as a service to the scientific community. They help the astronomical community turn ideas into science!

In this position, you will be you will be working as part of a team to maintain the Calibration Reference Data System (CRDS) for all STScI missions.

Your primary responsibilities in this job include:

· Developing and maintaining CRDS

· Developing cloud-based solutions for processing of large data sets

· Optimizing software for performance in a cloud-based environment


· Experience with Django

· Experience with front end languages and frameworks

· Experience with building, deploying and using cloud-based applications

· Expertise in using Python with familiarity of open source libraries

· Familiarity with SQL database

· Familiarity using Git in a team setting

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential

This position requires US Citizenship or Permanent Residence in order to meet ITAR requirements.

The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package.

TO APPLY: Share your experience by uploading a resume and completing an online application. Applications received by November 25, 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.

Direct link: Senior Software Engineer

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COVID-19 Working Protocols:

STScI offers a flexible and welcoming workspace for all. STScI embraces the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in creating a first-rate community. We reflect this deep dedication by strongly encouraging women, ethnic 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 [email protected] EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. #LIHYBRID #INDHP

As a leader in the astronomical community, AURA 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

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$120000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$145000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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