GD123 AI/Machine Learning Technologist/Data Scientist for Earth Sciences Applications

Are you ready to launch an exciting new career working at NASA? This position is a unique opportunity to apply your AI/Machine Learning expertise towards a meaningful, impactful purpose. Apply your machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI) and data mining expertise to (1) develop innovative solutions for streamlining data generation and reducing the cost of data center operations and (2) understand changing user needs and preferences in order to enable users to optimally benefit from the multi-petabyte NASA Earth science data archives to solve societal problems. Join us and make a difference in NASA and our collective stewardship of data that is key to understanding environmental impacts on this planet.

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.

This position requires a highly motivated and innovative AI/Machine Learning Technologist/Data Scientist for Earth Sciences Applications to lead and accelerate ongoing efforts to infuse ML technologies into the operational infrastructure of the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC; http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov). The GES DISC is a leading global data center that helps provide solutions to users worldwide in research, applications, and education. Its core mission is to provide user-focused science support for a wide range of NASA Earth sciences data products. The latter include legacy, current, and future NASA Earth sciences mission data (satellite and modeling), and discipline-related products (e.g., Atmospheric Composition, Climate, Water Energy Cycle, Hydrology, Precipitation). The GES DISC is a unique and challenging environment at the intersection of Earth sciences, technology and engineering, and user-focused operational support.

Position responsibilities will include (1) developing an understanding of the Earth sciences data at the GES DISC and the operational environment in which they are archived and their science support are provided to users; (2) developing ML-base tools to improve and streamline existing operational components (e.g., smart search engine, guided data discovery); (3) transforming and ML-enabling the GES DISC operational environment (e.g., dynamic resource allocation); and (4) developing extensive documentation to facilitate operations integration and ensuring institutional memory. This position requires the ability to effectively work across the Science, Engineering, and Operational Groups of the GES DISC to integrate ML-based enhancements. As such, excellent communications skills are a must.

Required:      

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Physical Sciences, Applied Mathematics, or Statistics with a minimum of 3 years commensurate experience with current Machine Learning technologies and tools, learning algorithms, Natural Language Processing, Python; or M.S. with a minimum of 1 year experience
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), and interpersonal skills working with internal and external customer
  • Motivated individual with a keen sense for problem solving and ability to work both with little supervision and as integral part of a team

*** USA Citizenship or Permanent Residency is a must ***

Desired:

  • Familiarity with UNIX/Linux environment
  • Familiarity with AWS environment
  • Familiarity with Earth sciences data formats (e.g., HDF, netCDF)
  • Experience with other programming languages (e.g., C++, Julia, R)

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:

Flexible schedules

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