Senior Software Engineer
Space Telescope Science Institute

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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