Software Developer

Massachusetts, United States
03 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPERPlasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC), to support PSFC research on remote fusion experiments.  Collaborations are ongoing in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.  Will develop scenarios for local users to participate in remote experiments in a new state-of-the-art remote  control room, including status displays, local data analysis, remote data analysis, and interpersonal communication; program in Python, MATLAB, IDL, C, C++ and Fortran; and interface with local and remote research and computer staff to develop and maintain the tools to facilitate the work. The locally-developed open source MDSplus software system is widely used in the community ( and the work includes participating in the ongoing development and support of this software. Will be expected to learn programming languages and tools as necessary.  

The PSFC is adding staff to work on the new SPARC project, pursuing the development of practical fusion energy. The project's goal is to create the first controlled fusion experiment that produces net energy. 

The position offers an opportunity to work on one of the most challenging and important problems facing humanity.  This project requires data acquisition, control systems, real-time feedback, timing, databases, networking, computer and network security. The infrastructure for this experiment is being built from the ground up, providing an opportunity for the successful applicant to have a major impact.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in computer science or related field; at least three years’ relevant experience; and willingness to innovate, learn, identify needs, and propose solutions. Job #16643


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.