Research Project Software Engineer III

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

ID: 7088793
Posted: November 10, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Summary of Position
Under general direction of a faculty Project Director or Principal Investigator and as a member of one or more scientific instrument research and development teams, this software engineer works closely with project scientists, digital electronics engineers, and technicians to design, develop, test, and maintain the software required for the Ground Support Equipment (GSE) supporting pre-launch testing and post-launch operations of spaceflight instrumentation for NASA science projects.

This software engineer will support NASA’s Geostationary Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer (GLIMR) investigation. GLIMR is a $105M UNH-led investigation to study phytoplankton physiology and other coastal ocean processes. The contract is funded through NASA’s Earth Systems Science Pathfinder Program Office. (see: GLIMR’s on-orbit instrument operations will be conducted from UNH.
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 7-10 years
Additional Job Information
UNH is a federal contractor within the meaning of the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. This position requires that you be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless you apply for and receive a religious or medical exemption.
Posting Number PS2804FY22
Other minimum qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or in a closely related scientific or technical field and five years of related experience, or a combination of directly related higher education and experience equal to nine years.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Experience with Linux and Python
Experience with NASA software requirements, standards and process
Experience with Linux and Windows system administration
Experience with LEON test platforms
Experience with operations software development tools such as GSEOS, ITOS or COSMOS
Experience with issue and project tracking tools such as Jira
Experience with software configuration management tools such as Git or subversion
Experience with secure network protocols
Knowledge of and experience with the engineering design and development process for federally sponsored science or technology programs. Experience with NASA-funded spaceflight hardware programs is most applicable.
Strong interpersonal, presentation, and written communication skills
Salary Information
Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
Quicklink for Posting
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.00
Grade 24
EEO Statement
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or marital status.

Institution Information
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire, and the region can be found here: