Senior Software Manager at Vera C. Rubin Observatory

Posted on: 11/06/2021

Location: Pittsburgh or Seattle (ON-SITE)

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The Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), which will be carried out by the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, is the flagship ground-based astronomical survey of the 2020s. We are looking for a seasoned and experienced Senior Manager to build and lead a distributed team of software engineers to design and build a cloud-based analysis framework that can store, search, analyze and annotate data of the volume and complexity of the LSST data. This framework will provide an interface for the astronomical community to run real time and batch analyses to, for example, search for one-in-a-million events in continuous streams of data. You will shape, drive and execute this vision and priorities to build one of the first scalable science platforms, possibly with long-term consequences for the future of astronomical software. LSST will generate the deepest-ever, multi-color, 10-year-long movie of the southern sky, detecting 30 billion stars and galaxies and amassing 100 PB of imaging and catalog data. The scientific reach of the LSST will be extraordinary, addressing questions such as: how did the Solar System form; what governs the birth and death of stars; how does dark matter sculpt the shape of our Galaxy; will an asteroid devastate the Earth in the next century; what is the nature of the dark energy that drives the expansion of our Universe? The position is available immediately and can be held at either university. You can apply to either the University of Washington or Carnegie Mellon - all applications will be reviewed jointly. UW link: []( CMU link: [](