Programmer

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Archive Date: 
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
University of Maryland
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
PSC 1113
City: 
College Park
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal: 
20742-2421
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Small Bodies Node (SBN) of NASA’s Planetary Data System, based in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking a programmer with front-end or application development experience who would work with a larger group of planetary scientists and programmers. The Department of Astronomy includes a large number of planetary scientists working primarily on small bodies (comets and asteroids) and on dynamics, and with participants in a variety of missions including Rosetta and Lucy as well as many research projects (see http://www.astro.umd.edu/rareas/). The position is in support of the SBN archiving and oversight efforts.

The minimum requirements include an B.S. or B.A-level degree in computer science or a related field, proficiency in C or Python coding, and familiarity with UNIX, HTML, CSS, Java, & API interfaces. Experience with GUI development and/or database interfaces is also desired, as is some IT administrative experience. The ideal candidate will also work closely with programmers at the Minor Planet Center at the Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA. A Master’s level degree is preferred, but previous work experience will also be considered. Near-term tasks include developing a cross-identification database for all bodies represented in the archive, web tool or application development, and occasionally reporting to NASA. Some travel may be involved.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a complete resume, and a list of references to SBNjob18@astro.umd.edu. Applications received by June 30, 2018 will receive full consideration. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Included Benefits: 

The University of Maryland's benefits package can be reviewed at
http://uhr.umd.edu/benefits/benefits-at-a-glance/.

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, July 20, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
SBN Programmer Search Chair
Institution/Company: 
University of Maryland
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
PSC 1113
City: 
College Park
State/Province: 
MD
Zip/Postal Code: 
20742-2421
Country: 
United States of America
Email: 
SBNjob18@astro.umd.edu
Inquiries About Job
Email: 
SBNjob18@astro.umd.edu