GD137 Data Scientist/Scientific Applications Developer

Are you ready for an exciting new career working at NASA? Come work side by side with top developers and scientists developing Earth / Atmospheric Science data analysis and visualization tools. The tools you will help develop will be used by data analysts and researchers around the globe as well as benefit educational organizations.

NASA, the pinnacle of human achievement wants you to join this team. We at ADNET Systems are proud to be a member of this unique team, and now, so can you. Come join ADNET Systems.

ADNET Systems Inc is looking for enthusiastic Data Science and Software Developers with implementation interest or experience in an agile framework to support work at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Earth and Data Information Services Center (GES DISC). The responsibilities for this project requires full stack engineering with team members performing multiple roles. We are also transitioning a significant portion of our on-prem operations to cloud processing so experience or certifications in AWS DevOps or SysOps would be highly desirable.

The Candidate will work with a team of experts in Earth Science data informatics and Software Engineers to support a NASA Earth Science Data Center (https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov) located in Greenbelt, MD. The ADNET team is involved in supporting the archiving and distribution of Earth Science data from NASA Earth Science missions, development of online discovery and analysis applications (https://giovanni.gsfc.nasa.gov). The successful candidate will have technical development responsibilities and help with planning, coordination and delivery of applications based on infrastructure-as-code concepts. The ideal candidate must have experience and expertise with container-based architectures Docker and Kubernetes and with AWS serverless services (Lambda, S3, DynamoDB, etc.) and managing resources through Infrastructure as Code (IaaC).

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.

Come, reach for the stars with NASA!!

Responsibilities:

  • Working with Science Product Owners to plan and support sprints, or finalize requirements for release plans
  • Developing software in a continuous development/continuous integration (CI/CD) framework
  • Lead or coordinate project teams in ongoing development streams
  • Deploying and validating production releases
  • Ensuring availability of the production system
  • Migrating current data services to AWS
  • Communicating with stakeholders on releases and system status

Requirements:

  • Min MS Computer Science, Data Science  or a related Physical Sciences (Atmospheric, Hydrology, Physics etc.) with significant cloud based or high performance computational experience
  • Min 3 years of development experience in support of distributed scientific software applications
  • Experience with structured software development using any or all of the following: Python, JavaScript/Node.js
  • Demonstrated experience in developing code, implementation and adopting to cloud strategy for example develop scripts to create, monitor and control AWS-hosted infrastructure
  • Experience Using Github for Open Source Development
  • Atlassian Tools Suite – Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, Bamboo
  • Hands-on experience with AWS Serverless Services: AWS Step, ECS/Fargate
  • Experience with infrastructure/platform management, and deploying/troubleshooting applications using AWS services. Preferably, familiarity with AWS CloudFormation or Terraform
  • Solid understanding and experience with configuration management and source code management (Git)
  • Experience with automated testing, continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD)
  • Solid understanding of Linux
  • Experience with Integrated development environments (IDE) and collaborative code development for example Jupyter Notebook
  • Passionate about the concept of infrastructure as code and leverages modern tools to define, build and manage containerized infrastructure
  • Good understanding of core principles of Scrum in letter and spirit

Desired:

  • Experience working with earth or environmental science data formats and data records for hydrology, or atmospheric chemistry, dynamics, or modeling data sets using remote sensing satellite data 
  • 1-3 years related experience with data formats HDF/HDF-EOS, HDF5, netCDF4, GRIB, and related metadata

US Citizenship or Permanent Residency Required

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 / Swag
  • 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