Data Systems Software Engineer II-III
Company: WiMLDS Inc
Posted on: November 25, 2022
LASP at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages
applications for a Data Systems Engineer II-III!
This role will support with software engineering and/or scientific
programming skills to assist science data processing and analysis
of scientific instrument data for NASA and private space missions
ranging from small cubesats to large decade-long projects. Project
scientific goals span Astrophysics to Planetary to Solar to Earth
Atmospheric and Climate 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 implementation of scientific processing algorithms,
maintenance, and improvement of existing systems, as well as the
development of new capabilities and scientific data analysis. Your
contribution will be essential for transforming raw instrument data
into publicly accessible research-grade science data products that
support the science community in furthering our understanding of
the universe around us.
Our team works closely together and collaborates with scientists,
mission operators, engineers, students, and other colleagues and
stakeholders. We are looking for applicants that connect and
communicate well with mixed and diversified teams. Applicants need
to be able to learn quickly and balance competing priorities. On
the job training is expected and mentoring/support is an innate
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 University of Colorado space research laboratory at the
Boulder campus. As an Institute of CU-Boulder, LASP is at the
international forefront of space science research in solar,
planetary, atmospheric and space plasma physics. LASP's record of
excellence in space instrument and spacecraft construction, mission
operations, and science data analysis for Earth, planetary, and
deep space missions is supported by organizational expertise in
Science, Engineering, Mission Operations, and Data Systems.
We're invested in you and your success, valuing our employees as
our most important asset. Everything we do is more than just a
project; it's about people coming together in pursuit of scientific
advancement. We bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to
every one of our projects and make these core elements of our
culture. We seek to pursue key science questions using
experimental, laboratory, theoretical, and information systems
approaches. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a unique
combination of expertise in space science, data handling,
engineering, and spacecraft operations. At LASP, you will help
advance our scientific mission by providing progressive, robust
data solutions that benefit the broader scientific community.
We believe in providing our employees with challenges and
opportunities that are meaningful to them. We strive to be an
organization that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best
work so you can evolve, grow, and succeed.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Responsibilities for Engineer Levels II-III:
- Develop and implement software for the processing, analysis,
and visualization of scientific and engineering data from space
science missions on Linux-based systems - we use a variety of
languages on different projects (Python, Java, IDL, C/C++,
- Support science research efforts including collection and
analysis of ground testing data and in-flight calibration
- 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 creating documentation, flowcharts,
diagrams, and clear code
- Apply software engineering best practices in the development
- Collaborate with and support teammates by reviewing the work of
others for techniques, procedures, and technical approach
What You Should Know
Due to the requirement to access export-controlled data and
information, only U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (green
cards), or other protected individuals (i.e., persons designated as
an asylee, refugee, or a temporary resident under amnesty
provisions) 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 full-time position is $78,000-$110,000
for level II, and $94,000-$133,000 for level III.
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
What We Require
Engineer Levels II-III:
- BS/BA in computer or physical sciences, or related field or
- 2-4 years of experience with software development and data
analysis in a commonly used programming language.
What You Will Need:
- Proficiency with the Linux/Unix command line.
- Love of science and an interest in software-related
technologies and analysis techniques.
What We Would Like You To Have
- Experience programming in Java and Python.
- Experience in scientific programming.
- Ability to organize, create plans, and encourage others.
To apply, please submit the following materials online at:
- Resume or CV.
- Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly
describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific
interest in this position.
During the application process you will need to enter contact
information for a reference. We will request a letter of
recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search
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
This position will remain open until filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through.
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