RADIO SCIENCE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER, Haystack Observatory, to join a radio sciences research laboratory focused on astronomy, geodesy, and geospace research. Will design algorithms and implement software systems for radio data acquisition, signal processing, interferometry, and scientific interpretation. The position will encompass an eclectic mix of programming projects, largely with Linux-based systems. Will be expected to support and extend existing software, quickly create proof-of-concept software for bleeding edge users, and develop robust software for release to the greater scientific community. Projects may include instrument control systems, signal processing, high-performance parallel/distributed computing, development and maintenance of high data rate disk-based recording systems (up to 64 Gbps), or high-speed network application programming (to 100 Gbps).
REQUIRED: M.S. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field; a minimum of three years' experience; experience with scientific applications and excellent programming skills in Python, C, and C++ in a Linux environment; demonstrated knowledge of embedded processors and parallel processing; extensive knowledge of Linux and similar operating systems; familiarity with hardware interfaces of various kinds; ability to design and implement instrumental monitor and control systems; thorough understanding of disk and network I/O; an understanding of signal processing (correlation, Fourier transforms, sampling, filtering); and attention to detail. Someone with a strong scientific background and an interest in the scientific disciplines of the observatory preferred. Candidates with degrees in astronomy or other observatory-related scientific fields are also encouraged to apply. Job #13520
Haystack Observatory is located in Westford, MA.
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