Astronomy and Space Science, Computer Science: Algorithms, Computer Science: Programming
4 Year Degree
Job Title: Software Engineer (Limited Term in Mitaka, Tokyo)
Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) is looking for a software engineer who will work on the development of pipeline software for Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS), a new multi-object fiber spectrograph for the Subaru Telescope. Subaru Telescope is an optical and infrared telescope with 8.2m primary mirror in operation at the summit of Maunakea, Hawaii. The successful candidate will join the software development team in the NAOJ head quarter in Mitaka, Tokyo and work with the people in the international collaboration for the PFS project. For details of PFS, refer to http://pfs.ipmu.jp/instrumentation.html
Development of data processing software for Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) on the Subaru Telescope
Development of software tools and libraries for processed PFS data
Analysis of engineering data
Maintenance of the processing and analysis software packages and user support
Full time position
Will be employed as specially appointed senior specialist by NAOJ.
For details on benefits, please refer https://www.nao.ac.jp/en/contents/job-vacancy/job-20171124-hawaii-en.pdf
An applicant is expected to be fluent in C++ and Python.
Good communication skills in English.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Natural Sciences or Computer Science.
Knowledge and experience in software development on natural science such as numerical calculations
(Desirable) Knowledge in statistics and / or algorithms
(Desirable) Knowledge and experience in development of relational database system which handles large data.
Term of Employment
Three years, with possible extension, depending on performance, project needs and funding.
Required application materials
Curriculum vitae with photo.
Summary of the past and current software projects involved (please clarify the applicant's role in the projects).
Send your application documents to: apply-hawaii-sass20171220_AT_nao.ac.jp before the deadline. (replace "_AT_" with @)
Application materials have to be submitted by 12:00 noon on Dec 20, 2017 (JST).
Inquires About Application Process:
NAOJ Administration Department, General Affairs Division, Personnel Section
E-mail?apply-qa_AT_nao.ac.jp (replace "_AT_" with @)
Inquires About Duties:
Dr. Ikuru Iwata
E-mail: iwata_AT_naoj.org (replace "_AT_" with @)
Application documents are used for the purpose of this recruitment only.
NAOJ will not cover travel expenses for the interview.
NAOJ is an equal opportunity institute dedicated to build a broad and inclusive staff. For further details, please refer to (Japanese only): http://open-info.nao.ac.jp/danjokyodo/
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the national center of astronomical research in Japan, has the most advanced observing facilities in the world. As an inter-university research institute, we promote the open use of these facilities among researchers throughout Japan, as well as encourage flexible international cooperation. NAOJ aims to promote the development of astronomy, astrophysics, and the related fields of science.