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I'm Sean, a software engineer at the Space Telescope Science Institute.


What I'm Working On [professionally]

Since the start of 2023, I have been working at STScI as a software engineer, developing internal tools used by astronomers and engineers to run calibration pipelines on data from the Hubble Space Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Until the start of 2023, I worked in a lab in the Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center that provides vehicle telemetry simulation for the Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft, supporting the Artemis program.

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My work included developing an automation dashboard, creating a telemetry database management system and tools, improving data simulation performance and functionality, and lots of other fun projects.


I have worked with Swamp Works, a rapid development lab at Kennedy Space Center, working on a regolith-mining rover. This rover has a goal of collecting materials for habitat building, rocket propellant production, or tool manufacturing. I contributed to simulations development, deployment pipelines, and networking.


I have also spent some time working on a training simulator for the Hawk T2 jet trainer with Lockheed Martin.

What Else I'm Working On [for fun]

I am currently working on a super secret, spaced-repetition wildlife identification learning tool with auto-generated card decks. (Think "I want to be able to identify all of the birds found in Florida during the spring.") More to come on that soon ;)

My latest project is Darwin (darwintree.app↗️), a webapp for searching biological taxa and building phylogenetic trees. It works with two of my favorite sites/apps, eBird and iNaturalist, letting users import recent birdwatching lists or other nature-y observations. It is my favorite thing I have ever made. It even has a browser extension↗️!


Most of my projects are up for viewing on my GitHub↗️.

What I Like to Work On

In terms of tools, I am at home with Python. I also really enjoy working with React. I have done a number of projects in Java and C, and enjoy playing around in assembly sometimes. I am at home in a Linux environment.

I love working on space systems. I am also passionate about conservation.