AP073 Scientific Software Developer


Want an exciting career at NASA, developing scientific software to help analyze and process high-energy astrophysics data?

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, nestled in the Maryland suburbs of Greenbelt, is just 30 minutes from the heartbeat of America – Washington, D.C. Now you can have it all – the nightlife, museums, great food and theatre, while working at a place that pushes the envelope of science every day, yet spy a deer or a Canada Goose, as you stroll the grounds of Goddard during lunch.  

We are seeking a Scientific Software Developer with 3-10 years experience to join the staff at NASA/GSFC’s Astrophysics Science Division (ASD), which supports a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics, and fundamental physics. Specific duties of this position include: software development and support for calibrating and analyzing data from space instruments, writing/editing technical documentation and user guides, as well as assisting with user support.  Also included are development and testing of software for pipeline processing, data ingest, and archiving.  

Required:

  • BS or higher in the Physical Sciences, slight preference for Astrophysics, Astronomy, or Physics
  • C/C++, Perl, and shell scripting in UNIX/Linux/Mac OSX context
  • Technical Writing experience

Desired:

  • Familiarity with Fortran and Python
  • Experience w/ scientific software packages (e.g. FTOOLS) and FITS data format
  • Experience in developing portable/multi-platform software
  • Some experience in analyzing astronomical data

Must be a U.S. Citizen or have Greencard as this position is at NASA.

This position is with Innovim.  Please check it out at https://innovim.com