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. 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 Carnegie Institution for Science, Harvard University, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Smithsonian Institution, University of Arizona, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Astronomy Australia Limited, The University of Chicago, the Australian National University and the São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP. 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. Currently 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
1619Configuration ManagerOpen until position is filled
1707Electronics TechnicianOpen until position is filled
1711Senior Model-Based Systems EngineerOpen until position is filled
1713Mechanical Design EngineerOpen until position is filled
1714Structural AnalystOpen until position is filled
1717Senior EngineerOpen until position is filled
1723Senior Electronics EngineerOpen until position is filled
1724Electronics and Controls EngineerOpen until position is filled
1729Mechanical TechnicianOpen until position is filled
1727Mechanical EngineerOpen until position is filled
1731Senior Electrical EngineerOpen until position is filled
1705Software and Controls ManagerOpen until position is filled
1734Senior Plant EngineerOpen until position is filled
1610Distributed Core Services Software EngineerOpen until position is filled
1741Técnico de Mantenimiento EléctricoOpen until position is filled
1737Contract Technical ManagerOpen until position is filled
1746Product Assurance and RAM OfficerOpen until position is filled
1720Web Framework DeveloperOpen until position is filled
1742Integration and Test LeadOpen until position is filled
1748Site Safety OfficerOpen until position is filled