GD151 Scientific Developer for Atmospheric and Earth Data Support

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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.

This position requires a motivated and capable programmer/developer to 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 understanding the currently archived data at GES DISC (data formats and associated metadata), developing scientific applications 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. 

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 (Python, C/C++). 

The applicant is expected to solve complex algorithm or data conversion problems with little or no oversight and can 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. Using data provided in one format that needs to be converted to another or a more standard format is a typical activity, as is developing code to work with Level-2 earth science data or create subsets or spatial or temporal dimensions data chunking for use or processing or compatibility with our existing or newly developed tools or services.  


  • M.S./B.S. in physical or earth sciences or related engineering or remote sensing experience with 5+ years hands on experience supporting satellite mission data
  • 5 years related experience; scientific programming experience and skill with use of languages such as (Python, C/C++) and data formats HDF/HDF-EOSHDF5, netCDF4, GRIB, and related metadata
  • Programming and development in Unix/Linux environment
  • Experience with code development, repository and management tools
  • 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
  • Experience leading small projects from inception through execution
  • Ability to work in a multi-task environment
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency (LPR) required, with US residency for the past 3 consecutive years.


  • Experience in an operational data center or with large data storage systems
  • Experience with standard development tools, integrated development environments IDEs, issues ticketing and tracking tools (Bugzilla, Jira, etc.) or repository tools (CVS, Bitbucket etc.)
  • Self motivated individual with experience or interest in leading projects
  • Experience visualizing scientific data or presentation of data for outreach or to a larger user community.

ADNET Systems, Inc. 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 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 and environment perks include:

  • Annual Leave/Sick Leave
  • Military and Family Emergency Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Performance Bonuses
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Direct Deposit Payroll
  • 401K Plan with Company Matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Swag bags