Software Engineer for Satellite Operations

Job Summary
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of
Colorado at Boulder invites applications for the position of Software Engineer on the
Planning and Scheduling (PS) software development team. PS is a part of the Mission
Operations & Data Systems (MO&DS) division and is seeking a motivated individual
who is passionate about the NASA satellite missions LASP operates. The PS team
supports satellite operations by developing and maintaining planning, scheduling, and
visualization software used by scientists and mission operations personnel.

Who We Are
The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of
Colorado Boulder (CU) began in 1948, a decade before NASA. We are the world’s only
research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.
LASP combines all aspects of space exploration through our expertise in science,
engineering, mission operations, and scientific data analysis. As part of CU, LASP also
works to educate and train the next generation of space scientists, engineers and
mission operators by integrating undergraduate and graduate students into working
teams. Our students take their unique experiences with them into government or
industry, or remain in academia to continue the cycle of exploration.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Develop software for in-house applications used by our flight operations team
(current projects include science instrument and spacecraft planning systems,
satellite simulations, database development and web applications).
Collaborate with team members to design, implement, test, and review software.
Collaborate with scientists, engineers, and operations personnel to develop
requirements and refine software designs.
Support mission operations personnel in day-to-day planning and scheduling
activities for all of the satellites we operate.

What You Should Know
Due to U.S. Export Control Restrictions only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents
may apply.

What We Can Offer
The University of Colorado Boulder’s Research & Innovation Office (RIO) is the central
point for support and advocacy for CU Boulder’s world-class scholarship, creative work
and research.
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.

Be Game-Changing. Be Successful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

Bachelor’s in computer science or related field.
5+ years experience in software development.

What We Would Like You to Have
Masters degree in computer science or related field.
Software proficiency: Python, functional programming, Java (or other objectoriented
language), SQL, GUI development.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a rapidly changing environment.
Strong problem-solving skills and collaborative attitude.
Interest in Aerospace or space science.

Special Application Instructions
To apply, please submit the following materials:
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration,
applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer