Join the excitement of making new space discoveries possible by becoming a Senior Software Engineer at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)! The Short Term Scheduling team supports the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), scheduled to launch in Spring 2021. Take part in a NASA missions at the forefront of astronomy in a job that offers an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement, competitive salaries, and a stimulating and diverse work environment on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, MD.
Role and responsibilities:
This role is for a software developer with a strong math and physics background to design software applications used to schedule the Hubble and the James Webb Space Telescope.
In this position, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of telescope observation scheduling software systems. This involves applications in orbital mechanics, spacecraft and solar system body ephemeris processing, telescope and solar system constraint computations.
Your Qualifications and Job Requirements:
You are typically eager to learn and grow in your career, demonstrate great versatility and teamwork, and are a creative problem-solver with strong verbal and written communication skills. Requirements include:
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
The ability to effectively utilize programming technologies to code algorithms that satisfy specified software requirements
Working knowledge of Object Oriented design and development
A background in computer science fundamentals including algorithms, data structures, SQL databases, and programming languages (C++ desired).
A background in mathematics or physics
Experience in orbital mechanics, ephemeris processing, or solar system astronomy applications is desirable
A team-player mentality
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Applicants require a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace or Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Math, or another technically related field and a minimum of 3 years of software development experience. A different engineering, scientific or technical degree in combination with relevant work experience may be considered. The position level and salary are commensurate with education and experience.
Candidates must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident for ITAR clearance.
TO APPLY: You are requested to complete an on-line application through our website at: www.stsci.edu/opportunities. Please include # 02971 in the file name. Applications received by November 21, 2018 will receive full consideration.
AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, 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. Learn more at www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp
As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements that are included for protection and to assist us in our record keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.
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.
Veterans, disabled individuals or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at email@example.com. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Voted to the Baltimore Magazine Hall of Fame in 2015 – Top 25 Places to Work in Baltimore.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: O02971
About Space Telescope Science Institute
Founded in 1982, we have helped guide the most famous observatory in history, the Hubble Space Telescope. Since its launch in 1990, we have performed the science operations for Hubble. We also lead the science and mission operations for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), planned to launch in 2021. We will perform parts of the science operations for the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in formulation for launch in the mid-2020s, and we are partners on several other NASA missions. Our staff conducts world-class scientific research; our Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) curates and disseminates data from over 20 astronomical missions; and we bring science to the world through internationally recognized news, education, and public outreach programs. We value our diverse workforce and civility in the workplace, and seek to be an example for others to follow. We currently employ over 700 employees including part-time. Our benefits can be considered among one of the best with low co-pays and deductibles. Employees enjoy the option of telecommuting, flexible scheduling, college tuition reimbursement, in-house job training, vacation, sick leave, personal, and seven holidays.
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