Employment Opportunities


Software Engineer I

Job Duties: The MRO Interferometer uses custom software to operate all the subsystems of the facility including telescopes, enclosures, detectors, snesors and custom electronics. This position will develop distributed control software for the MROI using client/ server methodologies. This position will also develop user interfaces, data analysis software, and hardware/software interfacing. For full information on this position and how to apply, follow this link.

Department Specialist, MROI and Langmuir Laboratory

Job Duties: General office/ secretarial duties; answer phones, take messages, send and respond to email, all in a timely manner. Check and distribute mail, schedule and set up workshops and meetings (in-person, Zoom, etc.). Complete travel requests and reimbursements, as well as non-employee travel which includes accommodations (airline, hotel, rental car, etc.) for employees and visitors as needed. Maintain office records, orders and distribute supplies. Create HR (ePAFs, Requisitions, etc.) and Purchasing (Requisitions, POs, etc.), Accounts Payable (DPs, etc.), monitor and reconcile purchase card/gas card expenditures, create monthly reports, and other duties as assigned. For full information on this position and how to apply, follow this link.

Assistant Site Technician, MROI and Langmuir Laboratory

Job Duties: Under general supervision, performs custodial maintenance duties including dusting, mopping, and finishing, buffing floors, vacuuming and shampooing carpets, cleaning and restocking restrooms and guestrooms; empties trash receptacles, dusts, cleans windows and glass dooors, disinfects restrooms, clean and change light bulb fixtures, restock paper and soap supplies, wipes walls, doors and handrails. Ensures proper and routine maintenance of equipment. Keeps custodial closets and carts stocked and neat. Picks up trash 15 feet beyond exterior of buildings. Performs building walk-through on a regular basis and reports vandalism and needed building maintenance. Performs miscellaneous job duties as assigned. For full information on this position and how to apply, follow this link.

Employer Description:

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI) seeks to be one of the most powerful optical telescopes on earth: possibly, in terms of angular resolution, the most powerful telescope.

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) is located at an altitude of 10,600 ft in the Magdalena Mountains in Socorro County, south central New Mexico, and is a department of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT), with offices located on the NMT campus in Socorro, NM.

The Observatory consists of two major facilities, a 2.4-meter fast-tracking telescope, which has been in operation for 8 years, and an Interferometer which, with partners from the University of Cambridge, UK, has been in development for 15 years and which will consist of ten 1.4-meter optical/infrared telescopes in a Y configuration array. The MROI will be able to image targets up to 100 times fainter than any existing interferometer and will have up to 100 times more angular resolution than the Hubble Space Telescope.

Equal Employment Opportunity: NMT is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. NMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NMT Benefits include: Excellent benefits (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, and a generous retirement plan.

Regional Attractions: NMT is located in Socorro, in the scenic Rio Grande River Valley, a few hours south on I‐25 of Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Nearby mountains and desert canyons provide for excellent hiking, climbing, and mountain biking opportunities. The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, located south of Socorro, is along the major north‐south flyway and offers some of the best birding in the USA.

Apply to: New Mexico Tech, Human Resources 801 Leroy Pl. Brown Hall Box 166, Socorro, NM 87801-4796, by fax 575-835-5337, or by email.