SS093 Scientific Software Developer

Ever wondered what it would be like to be the first to process and visualize newly collected data from another planet? Here’s your chance!

ADNET Systems is seeking a Scientific Software Developer to support the Planetary Magnetospheres Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. As part of a team, the developer will query and process instrument telemetry from the Juno and MAVEN magnetometer experiments and design and implement instrument ground data systems for future missions. The developer will also be responsible for the creation and validation of datasets delivered to the Planetary Data System for public distribution. Critical skills for this position include the ability to accurately process and track datasets as they proceed through multiple pipelines and the ability to quickly troubleshoot and fix pipeline anomalies.


  • Minimum 5 year’s experience, each, with the Linux OS, Linux shell scripting, and IDL (Interactive Data Language) programming
  • Demonstrated ability to work with data at the bit level


  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the Common Data Format (CDF) storage specification
  • Experience with NAIF SPICE library and its associated kernel files (highly desired)
  • Experience decommutating and unpacking spacecraft/instrument telemetry
  • Experience with Perl programming


  • BS degree in a physical science discipline or computer science

Must be a US citizen or have Greencard for this position