[Jobposts] 13-0130 Systems Software Engineer/ Baltimore, MD, USA

Careers careers at stsci.edu
Tue Jul 30 13:14:58 UTC 2013

Join the team that operates and manages the Hubble Space Telescope and its
successor, the James Webb Space Telescope. Take part in work at the
forefront of astronomy in a job that will allow you to be a part of history.
The Space Telescope Science Institute is located on the Johns Hopkins
University Campus in Baltimore, Md. STScI is seeking a Systems Software
Engineer in the Operations and Engineering Division. 

The developer will work with other members of the Science Software Branch to
help enhance and maintain our Python-based framework for developing
astronomical data analysis  and calibration applications. STScI has
pioneered in the generation  of tools for using Python for scientific
analysis and programming though its development of PyRAF, numarray, PyFITS,
and  contributions to other Python Open Source projects such as Astropy. The
individual being sought will help STScI maintain its leadership in this area
by developing leading-edge capabilities by enhancing existing tools  such as
PyRAF and PyFITS, contributing to scipy, numpy, and  matplotlib, and
developing new libraries to meet the needs of  future astronomical
processing. Some projects may involve developing software tools as part of a
team, or leading a team.  Work will also require working with an external
community on Open Source software projects.

Qualified candidates should possess a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science,
Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Physics, Math, Astronomy or
another related field required. Master's degree preferred. Substitution of
additional relevant education or experience for the stated qualifications
may be considered. 

STScI offers an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement,
competitive salaries, and a stimulating environment. Interested candidates
are requested to complete an on-line application at
http://www.stsci.edu/institute/employment, attach a resume in the "Resume
Upload Section." Please include job #13-0130 in the filename . Applications
received by August 30, 2013 will receive full consideration. U.S.
citizenship or permanent residency is required for ITAR clearance.  

Voted one of the Top 25 Places to Work in Maryland by Baltimore Magazine
2012! 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. As an
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, STScI does not
discriminate because of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin,
sexual orientation, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, or mental
or physical handicap. Veterans, disabled or wounded warriors needing
assistance with the employment process can contact us at
<mailto:careers at stsci.edu> careers at stsci.edu.



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