Scientific Programmer

Job description

Areas of Intereset: Research
Functional Areas: Research Institutes and Labs
Department: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)
Requisition Number: 13567
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: Research Faculty
Schedule: Full-Time

Job Summary

This individual will join a team of scientists and engineers to support processing, calibration, characterization, and presentation of science data from NASA space science missions. Duties will entail data analysis, algorithm development, and software development using a variety of tools and techniques.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop algorithms and implement software for processing, management, analysis, dissemination and visualization of scientific and engineering data for space science instruments.
  • Apply data analysis techniques and numerical methods to characterize data sets and derive new processing and calibration algorithms and data sets.
  • Support scientists in installing and using software tools and with presentation of data sets.

What You Should Know

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What We Require

  • 5 years of work experience, preferably 8 years.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, a physical science or related field or equivalent professional experience.
  • Experience in the design and development of algorithms and software for processing, analysis, and visualization of scientific data sets.
  • Strong interest and aptitude in mathematics, numerical analysis, astronomical algorithms, and/or spacecraft orbit/attitude algorithms.
  • Experience programming in Python, Java, and the willingness and ability to learn new languages as necessary.
  • Familiarity with modern software engineering best practices and associated tools.

What We Would Like You To Have

Desired Qualifications (any of these):

  • Experience processing and analyzing data from space-based scientific instruments.
  • Experience using software engineering tools, such as Git, Subversion, Jenkins, and Atlassian JIRA.
  • Experience with instrument calibration, image processing, and associated algorithms, such as geolocation and orthorectification.
  • Experience programming in the Interactive Data Language (IDL).
  • Experience with machine learning techniques.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. Cover Letter.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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Posted: 10/6/2018
Application Due: 10/31/2018
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