HP059 Junior Software Developer

We are seeking an early-career software developer to support the development of an intuitive user interface (UI) for the Wang-Sheeley-Arge (WSA) model at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD. This position will manage and integrate the standard WSA model outputs, realizations, performance metrics, coronal maps, and magnetic footpoint maps with Python-based visualization packages such as Cartopy and Plotly.

The objective of the UI is to support both scientific analysis of and interaction with the WSA output as well as provide a tool for space weather forecasters to quickly assess the model output as well as the confidence of the prediction. This UI should have the flexibility to run on multiple different platforms both in a local or hosted setting. Coordination with internal and external partners will be necessary to design the UI with interoperability and clear user instructions.

This is a remote (teleworking) part-time position which will entail approximately 10-20 hours per week.  

Responsibilities:

  • Develop compatible code to interface with the existing WSA Python code to interactively display the output of the model.
  • Design an intuitive UI to display useful information to scientists and space weather forecasters.
  • Deliver a UI that is platform independent and can run in a variety of environments from local access to webhosted.
  • Interact with stakeholders to understand and incorporate current needs and future capabilities.
  • Write instructions on how to use the UI and ongoing documentation of code.

Experience (at least one year):

  • Familiarity with concepts in space weather and specifically the WSA model output.
  • Experience with programming in Python and specifically with the Plotly package.
  • Experience with using a Git workflow for software development.
  • Ability to present work to a variety of stakeholders and integrate constructive feedback.
  • Ability to work independently and in a remote setting.

Education: BS degree in Computer Science or Engineering. Current undergraduate students will be considered.

  • Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. 
  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency required

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 and Immediate Vesting
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Swag bags