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Data Systems Software Engineer III

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Engineering, Other Science & Technology, Physics & Space Sciences, 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 people with software engineering and/or scientific programming skills. You will support scientific software engineering and science data center projects for space missions. Project scientific topics include Astrophysics, Space Physics, Planetary, Solar, Earth Atmospheric and Climate missions.

Our team values dedication, excellence, growth, and curiosity. We are looking for applicants that connect and communicate well with mixed teams of students, scientists, other software engineers, and external customers such as the science community and NASA personnel.

Applicants need to be able to learn quickly and balance competing priorities. 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.
  • Support science data center capabilities for new and on-going missions.
  • 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.
  • Mentor and assist student employees with their work.
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.
  • Flexible work schedules are possible.
  • Due to US Export Control restrictions, only US Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply.
  • 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

The salary range for this position is $89,600.00 - $116,500.00. We offer a generous retirement plan that includes 200% matching for the first 5% contributed with immediate vesting. Relocation assistance is available per institute guidelines.

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 collaborative. Be empowered. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • BS/BA in a physical or computer sciences, or related field.
  • Experience with software development, scientific programming, and/or data analysis in a commonly used programming language.
  • Fluent in at least one programming language (Python and/or Java strongly preferred).
  • Experience with AWS preferred, interest in learning new technologies required.
  • 5-8 years professional software engineering experience.
What You Will Need
  • Proficiency with the Linux command line.
  • 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.

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.

The position will remain posted until 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

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