Applications Developer

WorkplacePasadena, California, USA
Applications Developer Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world’s brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community. Job Summary IPAC at Caltech has an opening for an Applications Developer to participate in the Euclid mission. IPAC, part of the Physics, Math, and Astronomy Division at Caltech (?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">, provides science operations, user support, data and archive services, and scientific vision to maximize discovery with observatories both in space and on the ground. Euclid is a European Space Agency (ESA) mission to study the geometry and nature of the dark Universe, slated for launch in 2022. NASA has established the Euclid NASA Science Center at IPAC (ENSCI) in order to support US-based investigations using Euclid data. ENSCI participates in the Euclid Consortium’s Science Ground Segment, providing algorithm and software development, participating in data quality assurance, and performing data processing. In addition, ENSCI will support the US research community by providing expert insight into the Euclid surveys, data processing, calibration, and products. For more details, see ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> . As an Application Developer, you will work with the ENSCI team to develop and test algorithms, write original production-quality code for pipeline processing and simulating science data for pipeline validation. You will also document your designs and software, and participate in meetings with the Euclid Consortium via telecon and videocon. Occasional travel to Euclid meetings in Europe is also possible once travel becomes routine again. Basic Qualifications If you have the following in your background, then we want to hear about your interest in joining our team: Bachelors or equivalent degree in a technical subject such as Astronomy, Physics, Math, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Sciences, or a related field. 3+ years of experience as a software developer using Python and c/c++. In many cases, this can include experience obtained concurrent with your academic work. Familiarity with software configuration management principles and tools, source code version control (e.g., git/GitHub) and issue/bug tracking systems (e.g., Jira). Preferred Qualifications Beyond these basic qualifications, there are a set of skills and experiences which will add to your ability to contribute to the roles and responsibilities of an IPAC Applications Developer. The following might give you a head-start here, but even if these do not describe you or your experience, we would still like to hear from you: Advanced degree in Astronomy, Physics, Math, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Sciences or related field. Experience working with scientific data sets and use cases. Experience developing software for astronomical data analysis. Since ENSCI is part of an international collaboration, it’s important that you have good written and verbal communication skills, and are comfortable working in a distributed development environment. Required Documents Resume Short Cover Letter Deadline and Start Date Applications received by Dec 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. The position is intended to start early in 2022. While an initial short-term remote work period may be considered, this position is an on-site role in Pasadena, California. People choose to work at IPAC for many reasons, and the casual, employee-centric culture often leads to fulfilling, long-term careers and positive relationships. Caltech’s benefits program offers a quality, competitive benefits package that is affordable for you and the Institute. We also offer a 403(b) defined contribution plan to eligible staff as well as a Voluntary Retirement Savings (TDA) Plan. IPAC staff have access to the Institute’s facilities, including the athletic center, libraries, on-site daycare, professional development and enrichment classes, and Athenaeum club membership.
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