HET Senior Software Engineer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
The University of Texas at Austin
Department Name: 
McDonald Observatory
Street Line 1: 
2515 SPEEDWAY Rlm 13.116
City: 
Austin
State/Province: 
TX
Zip/Postal: 
78712-1205
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

This position is for a senior software engineer at the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET), which operates on a 24/7 schedule. This position is located at McDonald Observatory, 16 miles from Ft. Davis, Texas, (440 miles west of the UT/Austin campus). Occasionally expected to respond to failures and business needs relating to the telescope outside of normal work hours (nights, weekends, and holidays). Residence in the Observatory's residential community may be available and may be required. Position may be subject to “call-back” as an essential employee for emergency or critical response. Must be eligible to work in the US on a full-time basis for any employer without sponsorship. 

Required Qualifications:  Bachelor's degree. Demonstrated knowledge of software development (design, coding, debugging, integration, and testing) in a GNU/Linux environment with a focus on the software-interface portions of electromechanical device control systems. Ability to serve as a lead programmer on complex and challenging software development projects. Demonstrated ability to work in a team and take direction from the lead programmer. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonel communications skills. ability to be adaptable, work independently, and as an integral member of a project team. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications: Recent experience in the authoring of control system software for computer-controlled mechanical systems, includes all aspects of the software product from the authoring of low-level hardware/software interface code (device drivers and digital IO) through end-user GUI development. Experience with formal software project management and version control systems such as Subversion or Git.Familiarity with mechanical systems and process control concepts, programmable logic devices (PLDs. CPLDs, FPGAs), stepper motors & encoders, computer hardware & communications protocols, distributed system design, or operating systems including Linux and Windows. Demonstrated ability to handle complex mathematical/statistical concepts and author software which applies these concepts. Experience in analysing and debugging existing C/C++, Python, Tcl/Tk, MySQL, PHP, or Perl code. Familiarity with the authoring and debugging of LabVIEW and/or Matlab/Simulink code. Ability to learn new skills and expand personal knowledge base through research and training.  Salary Range:  $62,000 + depending on qualifications.

 

Application Deadline: 
Monday, May 11, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, May 18, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
James Fowler
Title: 
System Engineer
Institution/Company: 
McDonald Observatory
Department Name: 
Hobby Eberly Telescope
Street Line 1: 
82 MT LOCKE RD
City: 
McDonald Observatory
State/Province: 
TX
Zip/Postal Code: 
79734
Country: 
United States of America
Phone: 
4324263664