Dunn Solar Telescope – Chief Telescope Engineer

February 10, 2017, from R.T.James McAteer

In order to enable a transition of operations of the Sunspot site from the National Solar Observatory to a multi-institute consortium, New Mexico State University is seeking an experienced telescope systems engineer as a Chief Telescope Technologist for the day time observations at the Dunn Solar Telescope in Sunspot, NM.

Responsibilities include maintaining and documenting the telescope control system at the Dunn Solar Telescope. Including telescope interface relating to pointing adaptive optics systems and instrument connectivity to main observer platform. The successful candidate will also make recommendations for Telescope Control System upgrades and will be involved in the design and implementation of a new system, including both hardware and software. Includes maintenance, troubleshooting, programming, data analysis, and upgrade projects.

We are looking for individuals with a B.S. in astronomy or related field and significant experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined or equivalency. Ability to work independently, and in a small team, is critical. Physical work location is at an altitude of 9200 ft

Required application documents include: CV/Resume, three references, and unofficial copy transcripts; all documents must be attached the NMSU electronic application system: jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/27139

Application Deadline: March 31st, 2017
Targeted Start Date: May 1st, 2017