Jan 31, 2023

Web Software Developer

$60,000 - $80,000 yearly
  • American Association of Variable Star Observers
  • Hybrid (Cambridge, MA, USA)
Full-Time Information Services/Technology

Job Description

The AAVSO is seeking a Web Software Developer who will develop, maintain, and operate the software and cloud services used in our web infrastructure. This is a full time (35 hour per week) position that can be fulfilled as in-person, hybrid, or remote work depending on the employee’s location.

What you will be doing

You will be responsible for the development, maintenance, and operation of AAVSO’s web  infrastructure. We utilize Amazon AWS, some open source software (mostly Django and Drupal), and a variety of custom applications written in Python, PHP, and VisualBasic. Our databases are MariaDB.

 Your time will be split approximately 80% web development and 20% other

Hiring Organization

American Association of Variable Star Observers



What you need to be successful

  • Prior experience with Amazon AWS cloud services.
  • 2+ years of experience developing web applications in Python
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English.

How you can stand out

  • Familiar with astronomy, photometry, spectroscopy or a related field.
  • Prior experience with AstroPy
  • A demonstrated track record of working with volunteers or managing small teams.
  • Proficiency in languages other than English.

Industry/Service Area

Research, Science/Technology


Mid-Senior level


Ways we reward our employees

During the interview process, our team will provide details of our benefits. However, a brief summary of our benefits are as follows:

  • A flexible, 35 hour work week
  • 100% employer paid healthcare plan
  • Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation
  • 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 5% of their salary after three months of employment.
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Educational assistance program
  • Hybrid work environment

Application Instructions


Applicants should send a cover letter and their résumé / CV to Kathy Spirer at  kspirer@aavso.org with the subject line “AAVSO Software Developer Opportunity.”


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