[Jobposts] 13-0126 Senior Software Engineer / Baltimore, MD, USA

Careers careers at stsci.edu
Tue Jul 30 13:15:44 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 Senior Software
Engineer in the Operations and Engineering Division. 

The successful candidate will work with the team responsible for developing
applications to calibrate and analyze data from the Hubble Space Telescope
and its successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, as well as other
astronomy-related projects. A background in astronomy and experience with
astronomical data reduction is highly desirable. Candidates should have
experience writing large programs in a compiled language as well as
experience with an interpreted language such as IDL, Matlab, or Python.
Experience using array manipulations facilities such as are available in
IDL, Matlab, or numpy is a plus. Experience using software engineering tools
such as debuggers, version control systems such as CVS, subversion or git,
and issue trackers is strongly desired. The individual will be developing
open source applications primarily in Python and C, using open source tools
developed at STScI, such as PyRAF and PyFITS, and elsewhere. Some projects
may involve developing software applications or libraries as part of a team,
or leading a team.

Qualified candidates will hold a BS degree in a science-related field such
as Physics, Astronomy, or Mathematics.  A MS or PhD is a plus. Substitution
of additional relevant education or experience for the stated qualifications
may be considered. 

STScI offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits
package and a stimulating work 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 #13-0126   in the filename. U.S.
Citizenship or permanent residency is required for ITAR clearance.  

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, veteran
status or mental/physical handicap.  

Veterans, disabled or wounded warriors needing assistance with the
employment process can contact us at careers at stsci.edu.  EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.



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