Job opportunity: Software Quality Engineer, Square Kilometre Array

Posted by g.law on 13 January 2020 - 9:46am

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is looking for a talented software quality team leader who is interested in working on a ground breaking international project.

The SKA is a global project to build a multi-purpose radio telescope that will play a major role in answering key questions in modern astrophysics and cosmology.  Thirteen countries are now participating in the project, with others engaged in discussions regarding possible membership. Facilities for the new telescope will be located in South Africa and Australia, with headquarters in a purpose-built building at Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, UK. SKA HQ currently houses around 90 staff but has just undergone a major expansion to accommodate up to 150 staff as the project moves towards construction and operation of the SKA telescopes.

Negotiations between the governments of SKA member countries to establish the SKA Observatory as an Inter-Governmental Organisation (IGO) have recently concluded; the IGO is expected to be established in late 2020.

Information about the role is available here. The closing date is 19 January 2020.