Senior Software Engineer

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Created: April 15, 2014


The Operations and Engineering Division is seeking a Senior Software Engineer. The successful candidate will work as a member of the team developing and enhancing the archive, which stores the science data from the Hubble, Kepler, and several other past and future space based astronomical satellites to the astronomical community and distributes that data to the public. The archive is the enduring and heavily used component of the operational system. The archive team is currently updating all aspects of the archive infrastructure, including ingest, distribution, and data discovery systems.

Skills & Requirements

The successful candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in computer science or a degree in physics, astronomy, or mathematics in combination with excellent and relevant work experience.

Experience or coursework in the following skills are preferred:
  • One or more programming languages such as Python, Java, C#, C++
  • Relational databases (e.g. MySQL, SQL Server)
Experience in any of the following areas would be a plus:
  • Javascript, CSS, HTML5
  • Web services
  • Data Visualization tools
  • Advanced statistical techniques
  • Astronomical data processing for images or spectra
  • Experience with large scale data sets
About The Space Telescope Science Institute

STScI offers an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement, competitive salaries, and a stimulating work environment.

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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to complete an on-line application at and attach a resume in the "Resume Upload Section." Please include job 14-0066 in the filename. Resumes received by April 25, 2014 will receive full consideration.

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