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Scientific Programmer New
University of Texas at Dallas - Center for Space Sciences
Dallas, Texas, USA

Job Title

Scientific Programmer

Job Description

Dr. Russell Stoneback at the William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences (CSS) is seeking a scientific programmer to support research activities in two broad areas, satellite based measurements of the ionosphere and the development of novel musical instruments. Over the next 12 months 8 spacecraft will be launched with instruments designed and managed at the CSS. Measurements performed by these instruments will be reduced into relevant geophysical parameters using new Python software built by Dr. Stoneback. Ionospheric measurements from these and other platforms need to be integrated in near real time as part of a local space weather center based upon the Python Satellite Data Analysis Toolkit (pysat),, and other tools as needed.

Dr. Stoneback is also pursuing the development of novel musical instruments ( that require development of audio plugins to run in Logic Pro and Garageband on MacOS systems.


  • No telecommuting
  • Agencies are OK


Bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, physics or related title

Desireable Experience

  • Design and use of mission critical systems
  • Development of GUIs
  • Experience with music/recording workflows
  • Familiarity with open source development and tools
  • Familiarity with Linux and MacOS systems

About the Company

The William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences (CSS) is a part of the University of Texas at Dallas. Founded in the 1960s, the CSS has developed spaceflight hardware for a variety of missions to study the space environment. Most recently, the CSS developed the Ion Velocity Meters that will fly on the upcoming NASA Ionospheric Connection Explorer ( and the NOAA/NSPO COSMIC-2 constellation.

Contact Info

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