Las Campanas Observatory (LCO) of Carnegie Institution for Science, a world-class astronomy institution, is seeking:


The Software Engineer is responsible for the design, development and maintenance of the operational software required by the various departments of LCO.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Analyze, design, test and develop web applications that meet LCO's operational requirements using Django and Django REST Framework.
-Document every aspect of the reference systems or applications for future upgrades or maintenance.
-Support operations software developed in Python, TCL/TK, C/C++.
-Troubleshoot and follow up on operations software issues. Participate in general Software Group activities and perform other duties as assigned.


Computer and IT engineer or related career, with at least 3 years of experience in software development, technical requirements :

-Advanced knowledge of Python with experience in web development using Django, DJango REST Framework.
-Experience in FrontEnd technologies such as Javascript/JQuery/HTML/CSS.
-Knowledge in database administration (Postgres/Mysql).
-Knowledge in the use of tools such as JIRA/GIT/Dockers.
-Knowledge in Linux operating system.
-Desirable knowledge in C/C++ and TCL/TK.
-Availability to work in a 5 x 2 working day, in Colina El Pino, La Serena, with eventual concurrence to Las Campanas Observatory facilities, located in Vallenar, 3rd Region.

Other Skills:

-Skills to communicate and integrate cooperatively in a team environment that also allows to adequately identify user requirements for the design, development and maintenance of SW.
-Technical report generation, and documentation of procedures and protocols.
-Technical English
-Class "B" Driver's License

The Carnegie Institution for Science's Las Campanas Observatory is a world-class, international, equal opportunity scientific organization.

Only CVs sent through our email: will be considered, including necessarily your income expectations.

Applications must be submitted by January 06, 2024, however, the position will remain open until the position is filled.

Only selected candidates who meet our requirements will be contacted.

At Las Campanas Observatory, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that academic and scientific environments should be places where diverse groups of people with a variety of views and ideas can thrive and work together.


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