HP044 CCMC Kamodo Lead Scientist

The Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC, https://ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is seeking a research scientist with strong skills and interest in software development to lead the Kamodo NASA Open Source Project (https://github.com/nasa/Kamodo).  

The CCMC hosts a unique and expanding collection of space science and space weather models developed by the international research community. The CCMC provides custom simulation and visualization services, and scientific access to simulation outputs is via a variety of software dissemination systems.  The Kamodo NASA Open Source Project is a new Python-based framework for access, interpolation, and visualization of model outputs and observational data. Incorporation of new model outputs into the Kamodo framework is an essential element of CCMC’s model on-boarding procedure.  

Duties:

  • Responsible for implementing and integrating reader/interpolator/wrapper code needed for all CCMC hosted model outputs to be part of the Kamodo architecture
  • Work with domain-specific (solar physics, magnetosphere, ionosphere-thermosphere-mesosphere) scientists, model developers, data analysts, and software/system engineers to develop high-quality, well-tested, maintainable code using modern software development best practices
  • Maintain an open source project which includes integration testing, troubleshooting, and documentation; incorporate and add metadata following the “SPASE” metadata standard (http://spase-group.org) both for output produced by models hosted at the CCMC and for the models themselves
  • Lead a broad range of interdisciplinary development and design activities, making recommendations and implementing actions involving highly complex technical problems, including those that apply to unique state-of-the-art integrated systems
  • Contribute to proposals, presentations, and technical papers as needed

Experience:

  • 3+ years performing scientific research in a space science discipline (evidenced by peer-reviewed publications)
  • Python programming in a scientific computing environment (required).
  • Familiarity with developing, maintaining, and troubleshooting model simulations and scientific visualization/analysis tools
  • Knowledge of IDL, Fortran, C, C++, MATLAB in Linux and MacOS environment is desirable
  • Java and porting of software to Windows is a plus

Education:  PhD in Physical Sciences (Atmospheric, Space Sciences, Astronomy).  

Must be a US citizen or have Greencard for this position

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.  

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