GMT Employment Opportunities

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) Project is a collaboration of major US and international educational and research institutions constructing a next-generation extremely large optical/infrared telescope for scientific astronomical research. GMTO Corporation carries out the development and operation of the GMT on behalf of the collaboration. GMT will have a segmented primary mirror 25 meters in diameter and will be located at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. The telescope is being designed with adaptive optics and an advanced suite of instruments to support a diverse program of key scientific investigations. The project has recently completed a series of sub-system and system-level preliminary design reviews and is currently preparing to move into the construction phase.

The GMT members include Arizona State University, Astronomy Australia Ltd., The Australian National University, Carnegie Institution for Science, Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo – FAPESP, Harvard University, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Smithsonian Institution, Texas A&M University, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Arizona, and University of Chicago. The project office is located in Pasadena, California.

The GMT Project is looking for highly-motivated and qualified individuals to work on this world-class facility. Open positions are listed below.

GMTO is an equal employment opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest in GMTO and your effort in applying for open positions, however ONLY candidates meeting the essential skills, knowledge, and abilities for the positions and selected for interviews will be contacted.

NumberTitleClosing Date
2104Senior Adaptive Optics ScientistOpen until position is filled
2108Head of SafetyOpen until position is filled
2111Software and Controls Integration & Test LeadOpen until position is filled
2112Mirror Control Software EngineerOpen until position is filled
2110DevOps Network EngineerOpen until position is filled
2115JavaScript and Web DeveloperOpen until position is filled
2119Senior Instrumentation EngineerOpen until position is filled