Scientific Software Developer (HP065)

We are seeking a Scientific Software Developer to support the Solar Data Analysis Center (SDAC) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD in the acquisition and maintenance of solar physics science data. The SDAC supports the scientific analysis of Sun and is the designated archive of NASA’s solar physics science data. Science data from spacecraft are copied into the SDAC and made available to the community. In order to support the scientific community, it is vital that data flows reliably and understandably from external partner institutions into the SDAC.  

Duties of the Scientific Software Developer:

  • Conduct an analysis of current data acquisition pipelines.
  • Develop new data acquisition and verification capabilities.
  • Develop monitoring and notification tools to understand pipeline performance.
  • Interact with NASA solar physics mission teams and develop data transfer plans and capabilities with those teams.

Required Experience:

  • 1-2 years software (IDL and/or Python) development with experience in data processing pipelines.
  • 1-2 years using log analysis tools (e.g., Splunk, Graylog).
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency are required.

Desired Experience:

  • Software version control systems (e.g., Git/GitHub).
  • Linux-based operating systems.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.

This position is with our teammate KBR.