Posted in Information Technology 5 days ago.
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) operates the world's most powerful radio telescopes at various locations world-wide. As part of that operation, the observatory develops and maintains software used by the astronomy community for proposing, planning, scheduling, and analyzing observations performed with these telescopes.
We are seeking a Software Engineer to join the Science Support and Archive (SSA) development team. The SSA group is responsible for some of the most visible user-facing software at the observatory, including the Proposal Submission Tool, the Time Allocation Tool, and the NRAO Science Archive. You will be responsible for creating and maintaining a consistent design across applications, enabling development efficiencies and leading to improved supportability and increased user satisfaction. As a member of the development team, you will have responsibilities for developing, testing, and delivering software, ideally across a variety of applications and technologies. Project management skills and/or previous leadership experience would be a plus.The successful candidate will join a team of professionals engaged in research and development in the fields of science, engineering, software development, and education.Job classification and compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.
The position will be based in either Albuquerque, NM or Socorro, NM. For well qualified candidates a remote work arrangement, operating in the US/Mountain time zone, may be considered.
The NRAO Science Operations Center is located in New Mexico, on the campus of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (www.nmt.edu). Socorro is a small, historical city in the Rio Grande Valley, 75 miles south of Albuquerque. The NRAO Albuquerque Office is located in the Science and Technology Park on the South Campus of The University of New Mexico (www.unm.edu). Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico with a wide variety of restaurants, entertainment, and cultural events. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, both cities offer ample access to outdoor recreation.
In addition to competitive pay, NRAO provides excellent paid time off benefits (vacation and sick leave). Medical, dental and vision plans are effective first day of employment. NRAOs retirement benefit contributes an amount equal to 10 percent of a qualified participants base pay. No contribution is required of the employee; we also offer an optional supplemental, tax-deferred plan for employee retirement contributions.
Job Duties Summary
Responsibilities are anticipated to evolve and expand and will initially include, but are not limited to:
Work is typically performed in a research or development environment. Must be able to operate a personal computer. May occasionally work at high altitudes. Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Occasional travel will be required.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, scientific or related field; highly relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a Bachelor's degree.
An advanced degree in a related field
Five years of experience in the development of software applications.
Seven or more years of experience in the development of software applications; candidates with progressively more experience will be considered for a higher level position ranking. In addition:
The Observatory requires staff to be fully vaccinated against covid-19 to access our facilities. An offer of employment will be considered contingent until the selected applicant provides proof of vaccination. A selected applicant may request consideration for an accommodation for a disability or for a sincerely held religious belief.
Apply online at the careers page. You will need to be prepared to upload your current CV/Resume and a letter of application describing interest and suitability for the position.
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The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.
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