The Small Bodies Node (SBN) of NASA’s Planetary Data System, based in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking a programmer with analytic experience who would work with a larger group of planetary scientists and programmers. The ideal candidate will also work closely with programmers at the Minor Planet Center at the Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA, concerned with small body astronomy and orbital calculation. 5 years experience is required, including some system administration experience or training, and with some experience either designing or implementing IT security measures in a Linux network environment. A familiarity with relational database management is also desired. A Bachelor's or Master's level degree in computer science or a related field is preferred, but previous work experience will also be considered. Near-term tasks include developing a cross-identification database for all bodies represented in the archive, overseeing the security plan for the SBN, back-end development and user interface development, and reporting to NASA. Some travel may be involved.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a complete resume, and a list of references to SBNjob17@astro.umd.edu. Applications received by August 25, 2017 will receive full consideration.
For questions about the position, please contact SBNjob17@astro.umd.edu.
The University of Maryland actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
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