Observatory Software Project Manager

Location: Pasadena, CA

Skills: software, science, Master's (Systems Engineering or CS), Passport, Travel

Job Description

Job Title: Software Project Manager

Why work here as an Software Project Manager?

  • Exciting opportunity to develop new technology and help move scientific research forward.
  • Excellent opportunity to work with some of the leaders in scientific research and development.
  • This company offers a great work/life balance and a fantastic benefits package.
  • Opportunity to travel internationally!

As a Software Project Manager, you will:

  • Provide successful leadership and delivery of deliver complex software projects
  • Manage schedules, budgets, resource plans and risks
  • Work closely with Observatory Scientist and Project Manager to ensure successful delivery and integration of software into one system, and on other assignments as needed
  • Collaborate with the Software Architect to create and manage an integrated software development plan and schedule that includes all Observatory software
  • Support the development and maintenance of software requirements and interfaces between Observatory software and other subsystems
  • Develop and implement India-based Observatory Software work packages and contracts (i.e. SOWs, budgets, schedules, etc.)
  • Monitor software work packages and contracts regarding performance, schedule, cost, risk, and earned value.
  • Facilitate communication between Observatory software team and project stakeholders.
  • Lead staff in the acceptance, testing and integration of software from project partners

What Gets You the Job?

  • Extensive project management experience within the science or space industry
  • 10+ years’ extensive software development lifecycle experience including management, architecture, design, code, test, integration, and maintenance
  • Experience in leading and managing software development teams using agile processes
  • Prior experience working with international, distributed teams
  • Ability to travel to international partner sites as needed
  • Familiarity with distributed configuration control, software testing, and continuous integration
  • Non-profit experience is nice to have
  • Observatory experience is desirable but not required
  • Master of Science Degree in a related course study (i.e. Engineering, Computer Science, Management, Physics, etc.)
  • Clear and effective communication skills (written, verbal, presentation, interpersonal)

Compensation: $200,000 Per Year

For immediate consideration please click Apply or email resumes to:

Jason Stark
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