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LASP is seeking a person with scientific software engineering and data processing skills to lead a team of 12 professionals and students who develop and operate software systems for science data processing and analysis for NASA space missions. Our team strives to bring creative and innovative ideas to solve exciting problems. As the manager of this team, you will apply your unique abilities to guide an enthusiastic technical team who support multiple NASA missions, and will participate at a technical level on one or more projects. The team is responsible for the development of data analysis and visualization tools, implementation of scientific processing algorithms, data processing and data analysis, maintenance of existing systems, and dissemination of scientific data. You will be essential to fostering a sense of teamwork and a team culture that values creativity, commitment, empathy, work-life balance, critical thinking and problem solving, and diversity of thought.

Our team collaborates with scientists, mission operators, engineers, students, and other colleagues and stakeholders. We are looking for applicants that communicate well with diversified teams and can collaborate with stakeholders across LASP, NASA, and the science community. Applicants will need to flexibly balance priorities across team members.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

What You Should Know 

Occasional travel may be necessary to support remote project meetings or conferences lasting up to 1 week at a time.
Flexible remote/on-site work schedule is possible.
Due to Export Control Restrictions, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply.
All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $150,000-$170,000. We offer a generous retirement plan that includes 200% matching for the first 5% contributed with immediate vesting. Relocation assistance is available per institue guidelines.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.

What We Require

BS/BA in a physical or computer science or related field.
Experience leading and/or managing technical teams.
Experience with scientific programming, software development, or data processing.

All applications must be submitted via CU Boulder Jobs at:

You will need to submit the following materials:

1. Resume or CV.
2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

This position will remain open until filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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