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Telescope Operations Specialist

As we move into a new phase of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey with the start of SDSS V in 2020, New Mexico State University is looking for a Telescope Observing Specialist at Apache Point Observatory (APO) to observe for SDSS IV and V.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
Operate SDSS 2.5m telescope and spectrographs for collecting night time astronomical data. Includes pre and post observing checkouts, night time observing, weather and performance monitoring, light troubleshooting and repairs and miscellaneous observing support duties.

Classification Summary
Works at telescope site, responsible for safety of site personnel and for the observatory during operational shift. Interprets, assesses, advises, and works closely with visiting scientists, engineers and technicians. Operates telescope and related computers, instruments and sub-systems. Performs regular maintenance and instrument changes and assists with special maintenance activities. May test functionality of newly installed software and assist in debugging.

Classification Standard Duties
Supervise, direct, delegate, and evaluate work of assigned staff. Assist in performing nightly quality assurance tests and data analysis of telescope instruments and acquire data. Operate facilities to acquire scientific data, under direction of Support Astronomers. Perform periodic engineering tests and procedures as instructed, Assist engineering staff to maintain and improve facilities. Participate in the interface with other project staff at different institutions regarding survey issues and progress. Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge
University and department policies and procedures; principles and practices of organization and administration; principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

Skills
Short- and long-range planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; public contact and relations; oral and written communication; technical; computer; telescope control systems and/or analysis of CCD images/ spectra.

Abilities
Direct, evaluate, train, and supervise the work of assigned personnel; develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities; analyze and evaluate information; Understand and operate software on Mac and Linux based Operating Systems.

Required Education
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Required Experience
One (1) year of experience related to the standard duties as outlined

Closing Date: 01/31/2019
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional): 02/16/2019

Benefits
Group medical, hospital, life, dental, and disability insurance. State educational retirement, workers compensation, sick and annual leave, and unemployment compensation. See NMSU Benefits

Quicklink for Full Posting: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/33449

Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to the NMSU electronic application system.

 

 

Senior Software Developer

Job Duties and Responsibilities
Manage the software support of computing and network systems. Oversee site network and computer security. Support day to day computer systems operation including VoIP phones, email, websites, and multiple site networks. Oversee instrument and telescope control software and hardware and system monitoring hardware and software. Oversee hardware purchases and commercial software and maintenance agreement purchases.

Classification Summary
Under minimum supervision, may be assisted by entry/junior or intermediate staff providing functional and empirical analysis related to the design, development, and implementation of software operating systems, including but not limited to, utility software, development software, and diagnostic software. Participates in the development of test strategies, devices and systems.

Classification Standard Duties
Usually works with minimum supervision, conferring with superior on unusual matters. May be assisted by Associate/Intermediate level personnel. Assignments are broad in nature, usually requiring originality and ingenuity. Has appreciable latitude for unrelieved action or decision. Full lifecycle application development. Designing, coding and debugging applications in various software languages. Software analysis, code analysis, requirements analysis, software review, identification of code metrics, system risk analysis, software reliability analysis. Object-oriented Design and Analysis (OOA and OOD). Software modeling and simulation. Front end graphical user interface design. Software testing and quality assurance. Performance tuning, improvement, balancing, usability, automation. Support, maintain and document software functionality. Integrate software with existing systems. Evaluate and identify new technologies for implementation. Project Planning and Project Management. Maintain standards compliance. Implement localization or globalization of software.

Knowledge
Knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable to the job. Understanding of the University’s mission, vision and goals.

Skills
Short- and long-term planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; interpersonal and organizational communication, both oral and written.

Abilities
Develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities.

Required Education
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Required Experience
Five (5) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.

Closing Date: 01/15/2019
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional): 02/01/2019

Benefits
Group medical, hospital, life, dental, and disability insurance. State educational retirement, workers compensation, sick and annual leave, and unemployment compensation. See NMSU Benefits

Quicklink for Full Posting: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/33406

Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to the NMSU electronic application system.

 

Updated 12/10/2018