Software Engineer (Astronomy)
April 13, 2012 10:24 AM

Requisition Number 12-0038
Post Date 3/16/2012
Title Software Engineer I
City Baltimore
State MD

Job Description The Operations and Engineering Division is seeking a Software Engineer. The successful candidate should be a talented individual who will design, code, and integrate Java based GUI graphical software applications used by astronomers to prepare observations for the James Webb and Hubble Space Telescopes. Works with teams of engineers and end users to help derive software requirements, implementation approaches, and testing strategies. Responsible for the maintenance of existing software components and the full life cycle development of new software features.

Requirements The successful candidate must have:

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• The ability to effectively utilize programming technologies to code algorithms that satisfy specified software requirements
• Working knowledge of modern programming paradigms including Object Oriented design and development.
• A team-player mentality
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience in Java and Java-related technologies, and working knowledge of data structures, databases, operating systems, programming languages, compliers, and multi-threaded program execution preferred.
• A background in math, physics or astronomy is also helpful.
• BS or MS in computer science. Candidates with a degree in a related engineering discipline with past programming experience may also be considered. This is a mid-level position requiring 3 years of experience in software development.

STScI offers an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement, competitive salaries, and a stimulating environment. Interested candidates are requested to complete an on-line application, attach a resume in the "Resume Upload Section." Please include job #12-0038 in the filename. Resumes received by April 30, 2012 will receive full consideration.
Committed to the benefits of diversity, we strongly encourage qualified women and minority candidates to apply. Veterans, disabled or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. Voted Top 25 Places to work in Maryland by Baltimore Magazine 2012!

payscale: Commensurate with experience
job type: full-time
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