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Data Systems Software Engineer III

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Other Science & Technology, Statistics, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is encouraging applications for a Software Engineer to support science data processing and analysis of scientific instrument data for NASA and private space missions. Every day our team strives to bring creative and innovative ideas to solve challenging problems. As a member of our team, you will apply your unique abilities to the development of data analysis and visualization tools, analysis of data, implementation of scientific processing algorithms, maintenance and improvement of existing systems, as well as the development of new capabilities. Specific needs for this position entail architecting and implementing “Cloud” solutions that use Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Our team works closely together and collaborates with scientists, mission operators, engineers, students, and other colleagues and partners. We are looking for applicants that connect and communicate well with mixed teams of students, scientists, other software engineers, and also with external customers such as the science community and NASA personnel. Applicants need to be able to learn quickly and multitask. On the job training is expected and mentoring/support is a highly developed part of our team dynamic.

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 is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. CU receives more NASA funding than any public university in the country, due in large part to LASP programs. Professional engineers work closely with scientists and assembly technicians in designing and building space flight hardware while helping mentor students as entry-level engineers working on these programs. LASP is particularly proud of a work environment that supports employee creativity and productivity and offers opportunities for diverse experiences and a broad range of responsibilities.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Develop and implement software for the processing, analysis, and visualization of scientific and engineering data from space science missions on Linux-based systems using Python and other applicable languages.
  • Support science research efforts including collection and analysis of ground testing data and in-flight calibration data
  • Support scientists in developing algorithms and producing and analyzing data products
  • Work collaboratively with engineers, students, and scientists to develop software requirements that meet project needs
  • Communicate solutions by documenting, flowcharts, diagrams, and clear code
  • Apply software engineering best practices in the development process
  • Collaborate with and support teammates by reviewing the work of others for techniques, procedures, and technical approaches.
  • Teaching and Mentoring – Coach and assist student employees with their tasks.
What You Should Know
  • Occasional limited travel may be necessary to support remote instrument/project activities lasting up to 1 week at a time.
  • Candidates may be asked for software coding samples and/or participate in a coding exercise.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
What We Can Offer

$89,62.00 - $125,555.00.


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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Be ambitious. Be game-changing. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • BS/BA in a physical or computer sciences, or related field.
  • 3+ years experience with software development, scientific programming, and/or data analysis in a commonly used programming language.
What You Will Need
  • Proficiency with the Linux command line.
  • Proficiency in architecting and implementing satellite data systems in the AWS Cloud environment.
  • Proficiency with containerization technologies, including Docker, as applied to satellite data pipelines.
  • Love of science and an interest in software-related technologies and analysis techniques.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Ability to organize, create plans, and encourage others.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

Position will remain posted until 12/1/21.

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

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