Science Systems and Applications, Inc. - Science and Technology with Passion


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Senior Systems Engineering Lead
Reference #:21-3018
Open Date:2/8/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:No
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications, Inc (SSAI) is seeking an individual with 10 years of experience in computer system engineering for multiple hardware platforms in a networked environment. 7 years of experience on UNIX, Linux, Macintosh, or Windows systems. 7 years of experience in data processing system design and management, and networking hardware, software, and protocols. 7 years of experience with computer system testing, integration, performance evaluation, and optimization procedures. Familiarity with NASA IT security requirements and practices strongly desired. 

Required Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience with Direct Readout data acquisition and processing
  • At least 5 years of technical leadership experience
  • Bachelors (B.S.) degree in any physical sciences with at least 10 years of work experience or the equivalent in education and experience
  • Rigorous academic coursework or work experience, involving Earth Observation and Remote Sensing  
  • At least 5 years programming experience in C/C++ 
  • Familiarity with scripting and at least 2 years of experience in scripting, using any of Bash/Python/R 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experienced in agile development methodologies
  • Master's degree in any physical sciences
  • Familiarity with open source tools like GDAL/OGR/QGIS
  • Exposure to multiple Earth observation satellites like MODIS/VIIRS/Landsat/NOAA AVHRR/ESA Sentinel etc.
  • Ability to help coordinate a global network of Direct Readout sites