Employment Opportunities

 

SENIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, United States.

Salary to be negotiated.

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 200 times more angular resolution than the Hubble Space Telescope.

Job Description:

MROI is currently seeking to strengthen our software team focused on the development of supervisory and controls software. The successful candidate will have demonstrated independence, effective problem solving, creativity, and experienced decision-making ability based on developed technical skills. The Senior Software Engineer will provide MROI staff with significant software engineering experience and have a depth of familiarity with implementation of world-class facility-grade software applications for complex control systems and data acquisitions.

Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Analysis, design, and development of software for a distributed control system.
  • High-speed data acquisition systems using client/server methodologies.
  • Object-oriented programming.
Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science or related scientific discipline with at least 5 years’ design and development experience.
  • Experience with C, input/output peripherals, hardware device interfaces and software, hardware, and networks.
  • Experience in designing complicated control software.
  • Experience in developing software using Java, Linux and associated tools.
  • Ability to successfully deliver complex software.
  • Interpersonal skills to work in a team environment.
  • Presentational and written communications skills.
  • Experience in developing software using C or C++ in real-time environment desired.
  • Experience with database design desired.
  • Willingness to obtain a valid NM Driver’s License required.

Apply to: New Mexico Tech, Human Resources 801 Leroy Pl. Brown Hall Box 166, Socorro, NM 87801-4796 or by fax 575-835-5337. Applications are not accepted via email.

 

SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, United States.

Salary to be negotiated.

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 200 times more angular resolution than the Hubble Space Telescope.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Magdalena Ridge Observatory (MRO) is located in the Magdalena Mountains in Socorro County, New Mexico. MRO is built and operated by the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT), with offices located on the NMT campus in Socorro, NM. MRO consists of two major facilities, an operational 2.4-meter fast-tracking telescope, and the Magdalena Ridge Observatory Interferometer (MROI), a ten-element optical/infrared interferometer which is under construction. The MROI will be able to image targets up to 100 times fainter than any of them, with up to 200 times more angular resolution than the Hubble Space Telescope.

MROI is currently seeking to fill a Software Engineer position.

The Software Engineer will develop software for a distributed control system using client/server methodologies and object-oriented programming. The person in this position must demonstrate independence and effective problem solving based on technical skills with minor supervision.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Writing, testing, and debugging Java and C.
  • Integration and testing of software components.
  • Debugging and integration of hardware systems.
  • Providing support for interferometer engineers and scientists.
  • Document and report on all activities, progress and technical status.
  • Other duties as required by the MROI Software and Control Systems team lead.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree required in Computer Science.
  • Object-oriented software development techniques.
  • Experience with software development and maintenance tools using Linux, Java, and C.
  • Knowledge of graphical user interface techniques.
  • Knowledge of client/server methodologies (SCADA) and Real-Time Linux desired.
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues and subcontractors.
  • Willingness to obtain a valid NM Driver’s License required.

Apply to: New Mexico Tech, Human Resources 801 Leroy Pl. Brown Hall Box 166, Socorro, NM 87801-4796 or by fax 575-835-5337. Applications are not accepted via email.