Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
IT Specialist (APPSW)
Institution Name: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is part of the largest and most diverse astrophysical institution in the world, where the staff carries out a broad program of research and education in astronomy, astrophysics, and earth and space sciences. If you would like to join this exciting organization, apply today!
This is the position of Information Technology Specialist (APPSW) in the Science Education Department (SED), Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The SED is seeking a software developer to help our team meet educational goals through the development of innovative websites and interactive online data exploration interfaces for the public. The successful candidate will be responsible for the creation of customized applications that add to SED website capabilities, as well as modification of existing applications to meet evolving requirements. Specialized applications include those that support our robotic telescope network operations, database, and user account management infrastructure; customized instances of the JS9.si.edu image analysis application; and content management systems for multimedia-intensive websites that integrate artwork, text, video, sound, and interactive elements.
This requires familiarity with the requirements for the entire subsystem of each project, maintaining, administering, and customizing SED’s Moodle Content Management System, and designing and developing software in a production environment that requires strong knowledge of the capabilities, limitations, and appropriate uses of various programming languages.
For further information and requirements, view the complete Job Vacancy Announcement at: https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/opportunities/sao-employment-opportunities/posting-23-27
Application Procedure: SAO will only accept applications online for this position. Please be sure to include your full resume and a cover letter. In your cover letter, if applicable, please include the URL for any websites for which you have developed or had a major contribution. For complete information and online application procedures, please visit: USAJOBS
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity in our workplace. SAO offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, generous vacation and sick time, parental leave, and a robust retirement plan.
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To revolutionize the culture of the CfA to become a leader in astrophysics for justice, equity, and inclusivity. We will achieve this through open, transparent, and curiosity driven strategic planning and initiatives for improving equity, diversity, belonging, and inclusion with sustained actionable implementation.
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Deadline to apply:
March 3, 2023
To apply for this job please visit www.cfa.harvard.edu.