Earth Science Data Specialist

(ES200)

The NASA Earth Science Data and Information Systems (ESDIS) project, headquartered at the Goddard Space Flight Center, supports data systems operations for centers across the US. This includes processing, archival and distribution of data from dozens of instruments over a span of more than 40 years. The data is used for research and applications in a myriad of fields including land processes, oceanographic and atmospheric sciences. This particular task supports the ESDIS Metrics System, which supplies information on Earth Sciences data usage to other government agencies, Congress, state governments, and researchers worldwide.    

EARTH SCIENCE DATA SUPPORT ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Serve as a support scientist, for example, specify data product metadata.
  • Compile, analyze and provide various metrics (ingest, archive, distribution and user) to ESDIS Project, NASA HQ, and instrument teams.
  • Perform special and anomalous metrics analyses/studies
  • Work as a substitute Interface Manager for EOS instrument science teams attend bi-weekly telecons as needed, prepare/distribute meeting minutes
  • Develop interface requirements documents for processing of instrument data.
  • Provide system engineering support for development of programs to support data analysis and reporting.
  • Support development and host functions for conducting seminars using internet based tools, such as webinars.
  • Support organizing end user workshops and participation in the various conferences in the communication capacity as required.

EARTH SCIENCE DATA SUPPORT BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Proficiency in remotely sensed Earth Science products from the various instruments onboard the NASA/NOAA satellites, Including EOS Terra, Aqua, Aura, NPP.
  • Experience conducting meetings, interfacing with technical groups, such as Science Team Members, and developing technical materials, such as Interface Control Documents.
  • Familiarity with the airborne data, e.g.  ICEBridge, EV-1
  •  Experience in system software development, preferably EOSDIS components
  • Experience in querying Oracle databases using SQL
  • Experience in MS office S/W (Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Excellent communication (written & oral), and teamwork skills
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required.

EARTH SCIENCE DATA SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least Master’s degree in physical sciences
  • At least 5 years of experience in earth sciences including remote sensing of geophysical parameters
  • At least 3 years of experience in system software development
  • Solid knowledge of remotely sensed Earth data products and data processing particularly those from NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) instruments
  • Excellent communication (written & oral), and teamwork skills

  Team ADNET brings over 30 years of experience to information systems and professional services for the federal government. With a history of expertise in software development, computer network design, IT security, mission operations support, and educational outreach, Team ADNET has now expanded into Space and Earth Science at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

Team ADNET is working with Goddard Space Flight Center to fulfill NASA’s vision for space exploration, and working with the Science and Exploration Directorate to fulfill its many missions.   ADNET is an employee-centric company, committed to providing premier benefits that support our employees and their families. With affordable medical and dental plans coupled with leading disability and life insurance options, ADNET offers our employees the benefits most sought after by today’s professional. Furthermore, our benefits package features the extras that distinguish us from other small businesses, ensuring our high employee retention that our customers appreciate. Some features of our compensation plans include:  

Annual Leave/Sick Leave
Military and Family Emergency Leave
Paid Holidays Swag Bags
Performance Bonuses
Medical and Dental Plans
Direct Deposit Payroll
401K Plan with Company Matching and Immediate Vesting
Tuition Reimbursement