Software Engineer at the University of Wisconsin - Madison Space Science and Engineering Center

We currently have two positions open:


The University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) is a research and development center with an international reputation for developing instrumentation for both terrestrial and space flight applications. SSEC’s mission includes the support of faculty and academic staff led research, development, fabrication and implementation of space flight experiments, as well as the development of new meteorological research tools for national and international use.

The successful candidate will work with a team using a high-performance data, ingest, archive, and processing system supporting the NASA Atmosphere Science Investigator-Led Processing System (A-SIPS), a component of the NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) Mission. The A-SIPS at SSEC is responsible for ingesting, storing, processing, and delivering data products derived from low earth-orbiting environmental satellites constituting the Joint Polar Satellite System constellation. The computer system supporting this effort currently includes more than 3000 CPU cores for data processing configured as a high-throughput computing system; more than 12 Petabytes (PB) of storage is in a cluster file system; high-performance networking; and a job management system controlled by a relational database. The A-SIPS currently ingests more than 2 Terabytes (TB) of data per day from NASA and other sources. The UW-SSEC A-SIPS team also assists NASA Atmosphere Science Team members implement, evaluate, and continuously refine scientific algorithms and products focused on improving, extending, and maintaining curated sensor and sensor-derived geophysical data records critical to monitoring of long-term climate.

Applications close on May 19th. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!