XMM Scientific Software Developer (AP081)

Are you ready for an exciting new career working at NASA? Come work side by side with top scientists developing software to help analyze and process high-energy astrophysics data? The tools you will help develop will be used by data analysts and researchers around the globe as well as benefit public and private educational organizations (high schools and Universities).    NASA, the pinnacle of human achievement wants you to join our team. We at ADNET Systems are proud to be a member of this unique team, and now, you can join the NASA family. Come join ADNET Systems.

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 theatre, while working at a place that pushes the envelope of science every day, yet spy a deer or a Canada Goose, as you stroll the grounds of Goddard during lunch.   We are seeking a Scientific Software Developer with a minimum of 1-5 years of experience to join the staff at the XMM-Newton Guest Observer Facility (GOF), housed within NASA Goddard’s Astrophysics Science Division, to support current and new development for the XMM Science Analysis System (SAS) software and Extended Source Analysis System (ESAS) software.   The XMM GOF provides several aspects of mission support, including software development and testing, running the guest observer grants program, and providing various levels of user support. Specific duties of this Scientific Software Developer position include: software development and support, configuration management, science enhancements and data analysis software support, and assisting with user support.  


  • BS or higher in Astrophysics, Astronomy, or Physics
  • C/C++, Python, and shell scripting in UNIX/Linux/Mac OSX context
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident


  • Experience with Fortran
  • Experience with scientific software packages (e.g. FTOOLS) and FITS data format
  • Experience in developing portable/multi-platform software
  • Experience creating packages within package management systems (GitHub, MacPorts, Homebrew)
  • Science interest in creating new tasks to compliment science analysis and maximize science potential
  • XMM Science Analysis System (SAS)/ESAS experience

Team ADNET brings over 30 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 is deeply embedded in the Space and Earth Science at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

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