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Requisition Number 16-0310
Post Date 11/2/2016
Title Systems Software Engineer
City Baltimore
State MD
Description The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), located on the campus of Johns Hopkins University, is the home for the data from over 20 past, current and future space and ground-based missions, including Hubble, Kepler, GALEX and the future James Webb Space Telescope.

MAST is seeking a Systems Software Engineer, a developer to help expand and evolve our search interfaces, visualization tools and data handling services. The developer will be part of an interdisciplinary team of astronomers, developers, archivists and analysts and will work in a collaborative, collegial manner with external collaborators as well as internal archive team members.

Requirements The successful candidate should have a B.S. degree in Computer Science and 5+ years of software development experience. Candidates with a degree in Physics, Astronomy, or Mathematics and with the required software development experience will be considered. Substitution of additional relevant education or experience for stated qualifications may be considered. The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience.

Familiarity with one or more of the following is a plus:
• Web services
• Web-based visualization applications
• GUI design and development
• Working with large data sets and databases
• Experience or knowledge of the Virtual Observatory

The current development environment includes C#, JavaScript, HTML5, MS SQL Server. Future projects may require experience with Python. Candidates with experience with any of these or related technologies are encouraged to apply.

This position requires US Citizenship or Permanent Residence in order to meet ITAR requirements.

STScI offers an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement, competitive salaries, and a stimulating environment. Interested candidates are requested to complete an on-line application through our website at or the “Apply Online” link at the bottom of this posting and attach a resume in the "Resume Upload Section." Please include job # 16-0310 in the filename.

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

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 which 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 EOE/AA/M/F/D/V Voted to the Baltimore Magazine Hall of Fame in 2015 – Top 25 Places to Work in Baltimore.

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