Data Center Operations Developer (GD146)

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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.

The Data Center Operations Technical Support Analyst will work with a team of experts in the Goddard Space Flight Center Earth and Data Information Services Center (GES DISC)  ( and will be an essential team member who will interact with scientists, system administrators, software developers, and other operational staff to support a large data center that serves national and global users interested in data produced by various NASA earth and environmental science missions

Data Center Operations Developer Responsibilities:

  • Support ongoing science data processing, ingest, and distribution operations for multiple GES DISC data streams
  •  Ensure data availability from data providers and make available for science production and user community
  •  Assist in statistical analytics related to data collection inventory and data metrics collection and reporting. This may include generating, formatting, developing and automating reports, or ability to tweak/modify existing automated scripts that collect and generate inventory or visualization of data metrics
  •  Create and modify scripts to improve reporting of operations status
  •  Monitor operational alert reporting, assist with troubleshooting, and submission of trouble ticket requests when necessary
  •  Document data anomalies via ticketing system, and investigate causes
  •  Work with system administrators to verify consistency of data archive disk backups
  •  Support system testing for new software releases
  •  Coordinate with external interfaces for ingest and distribution of new data products

Data Center Operations Technical Support Analyst Required:

  • BS in computer sciences, physical sciences, civil, environmental, systems engineering, or related fields
  • Familiarity with UNIX/Linux environment (2 years)
  • Familiarity and experience with data formats and metadata, preferably as related to earth or environmental data
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a database user. Familiarity with SQL queries and database table relationships.
  • Minimum 2 years prior software development or maintenance experience in Python, C, or Perl
  • Excellent writing, and oral communication skills
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required

Data Center Operations Technical Support Analyst Desired:

  • Experience in an operational data center and knowledge of data storage systems
  • Self-motivated individual with experience or interest in leading projects
  • Understanding of visualization tools (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Grafana, etc.) and techniques as pertains to data analytics
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies (AWS, etc.)

This position is with our Teammate Telophase