Software Engineer II

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado at Boulder is encouraging applications for a junior software engineer to develop applications for use on NASA satellite missions.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

LASP began in 1948 (a decade before NASA) and combines all aspects of space exploration through our expertise in science, engineering, mission operations, and scientific data analysis. We are the world’s only academic research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.

At LASP, we are committed to creating an environment that is respectful and inclusive. We believe this is fundamental in enabling unlimited creativity, innovation, and curiosity. Our uniquely lived experiences and viewpoints drive our need to discover. We strive to advance equity, inclusion, and to educate the next generation of diverse leaders in space research.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Primary job duties include developing software for in-house applications used by our flight operations team, which include command & control, planning & scheduling, network automation, telemetry processing, and data handling tools. The work entails software configuration, testing, debugging, and deployment tasks as assigned. You will be responsible for following established software processes and compliance standards to maintain the high reliability of the software systems. In addition, you will work with other software engineers, systems engineers, scientists, and mission operations personnel to support the software throughout mission lifecycles, including instrument development and on-orbit satellite operations.

What You Should Know
Due to export control restrictions only US persons (US citizens, US lawful permanent residents), or asylees/refugees under specific Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) amnesty provisions may apply.

What We Can Offer

Salary Range is $74,000 to $96,400.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • BS in Computer Science or related field.
  • 2-4 years of professional experience.

What You Will Need

  • Motivated to learn new languages and methodologies.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Python language programming experience.
  • C++ programming experience.
  • Java programming experience.
  • Proficiency with Unix/Linux terminal-based environments.
  • Knowledge of relational databases and SQL.
  • Familiarity with Command and Control or Planning and Scheduling software.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

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