Software Developer

Massachusetts, United States
17 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

SOFTWARE DEVELOPERPlasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), to develop, maintain, and support the MDSplus data system (, used at domestic and international research facilities.  Tasks range from software development in C, C++, Python, Java, and Javascript and maintenance, deployment, testing, and support of the user base.  In addition, the software group is responsible for Linux system management, deployment, and configuration.   Willingness to innovate, learn, identify needs, and propose solutions will be a central part of the job. Will also be expected to learn languages and tools as necessary.  

The PSFC is adding staff to work on the new SPARC project, pursuing the development of practical fusion energy. Its goal is to be the first controlled fusion experiment to produce net energy. This project requires data acquisition, control systems, real-time feedback, timing, databases, networking, and computer and network security. The infrastructure for this experiment is being built from the ground up and provides an opportunity for the successful applicant to have a major impact by working on one of the most challenging and important problems facing humanity.  

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in computer science or related field; at least five years’ relevant experience; knowledge of programing languages, debuggers, git, automated builds and testing; and excellent communication skills.  Must have demonstrated experience in some of the following: computer security/network security field, a variety of programming languages and tools, real-time systems, and Linux system management.  Strong shell scripting skills desired.  

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.