GD118 Data Center Operations Technical Support Analyst

Come see your career take flight at NASA

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 theater. Work in a place that pushes the envelope of science everyday, yet spy a deer or a Canadian goose as you stroll the grounds of Goddard during lunch. 

The candidate 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. 

Position duties:

  • 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


  • 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 prior software development or maintenance experience in C, Perl, or Python
  • Excellent writing, and oral communication skills
  • US citizenship or permanent residency is required


  • 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 and techniques as pertains to data analytics
  • Familiarity with cloud technologies (Elasticsearch, Kabana, etc.)

Team ADNET brings over 25 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 Systems, Inc. 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 Systems, Inc. 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:

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
In-house Seminars/Workshops/Classes