Radio Science Software Developer

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Massachusetts, United States
04 May 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2020
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.

RADIO SCIENCE SOFTWARE DEVELOPERMIT Haystack Observatory, to design algorithms and implement software systems for radio data acquisition, signal processing, interferometry, and scientific interpretation in a radio sciences research laboratory focused on astronomy, geodesy, and geospace research.  The work will encompass an eclectic mix of programming projects, largely with Linux-based systems. Will 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, and development and maintenance of high data rate disk-based recording systems (up to 64 Gbps) or high-speed network application programming (to 100 Gbps).  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  B.S. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, or related software development-related area; at least three years’ experience; experience with scientific applications and ability to work with Python, C, and C++ in a Linux environment; and attention to detail.  Working knowledge of embedded processors and parallel processing highly desired.  The ideal candidate is familiar with hardware interfaces of various kinds, can design and implement instrumental monitor and control systems, and has a thorough understanding of disk and network I/O.  An understanding of signal processing (correlation, Fourier transforms, sampling, filtering) is also desired.   A strong scientific background and an interest in the scientific disciplines of Haystack is preferred.  Candidates with degrees in astronomy or other Haystack-related scientific fields and the appropriate software expertise are particularly encouraged to apply.  Job #18151

Haystack is located in Westford, MA.

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.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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