GD120 Scientific Programmer

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 every day, yet spy a deer or a Canadian goose as you stroll the grounds of Goddard during lunch.  

This position requires a motivated and capable programmer/developer to participate in ongoing efforts that provide end-to-end support for the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC), to facilitate our mission in support of NASA earth data products. These data products include legacy, current and future  NASA Earth Science mission data (satellite and modeling), and discipline-related products (such as Atmospheric Composition, Climate, and Water Energy Cycle, hydrology, precipitation etc).  For more information about the GES DISC please visit our web site (    

Position responsibilities will include working with, and developing an understanding of, the currently archived data at GES DISC (data formats and associated metadata), developing scientific code such as algorithms for generating value-added products and applications to support advanced services that can be plugged into existing  visualization and analysis systems, and developing tools to support interoperability for discovering, accessing, customizing, viewing, and analyzing data. 

Position responsibilities will also include developing extensive documentation on the data products and services, providing user-focused support, and supporting the GES DISC user outreach efforts.   The applicant is expected to work with scientific data for purposes of analysis, reformatting, or developing visualizations to assist in algorithm evaluations or data conversion problems for scientific investigations using the GES DISC data. Ideal candidate will be able to work with little or no oversight, and have the ability to respond effectively to science data user questions on technical and scientific issues, provide technical and scientific support in enhancing and extending data and information services. As such, excellent communication skills (written and oral) are a must. The candidate will also have demonstrated capability and interest to learn and apply new technologies to tasks at hand and commensurate familiarity with common data formats, data analysis tools, and relevant programming languages (HDF/HDF-EOS, GRADS, netCDF, IDL, Python, Perl, C/C++).


B.S. in physical or earth sciences or related engineering or remote sensing experience with 15+ years hands on experience supporting satellite mission data

Min 2 years related experience; scientific programming experience and skill with use of languages such as (Python, IDL, C/C++, Fortran).

Excellent inter-personal and communications skills

Motivated individual with a keen sense for problem solving and ability to work with little supervision and as part of a team

USA Citizenship or Permanent Residency    


Experience working with scientific data or with large data systems and data formats HDF/HDF-EOS, HDF5, netCDF4, GRIB, and metadata

Familiarity with UNIX/Linux environment

Experience visualizing scientific data or presentation of data for scientific purposes  

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.    

***This job is with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s SESDA 4 contract and therefore requires US citizenship or Greencard****  

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 offers our employees the benefits most sought after by today’s professional candidate. 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
In-house Seminars/Workshops/Classes
Management Retreats/Seminars