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Programming Intern - NASA CDDIS
Reference #:21-3058
Open Date:3/19/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:Yes
Job Description:
Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) is seeking a 10 week intern with proficiency in programming. The CDDIS is a mature data archive and information service supporting the international space geodesy community since 1982. The system has provided continuous, long-term, public access to the data and derived products required for a variety of study areas, including the terrestrial reference frame. The data archive is dedicated to the support of data records for the international space geodesy community, providing reliable, straightforward, and rapid access to a variety of data and derived products, and information which are publicly available online through the EarthData Search and CDDIS websites, via https and ftpssl access. Here is the link to CDDIS website - The intern might help with either internal and/or external dashboard development and so webpage development and MySQL experience is needed.

Project Overview:

Design and implement internal dashboard for CDDIS using Grafana, Stashboard, or other open-source dashboard building software

  • Stage 1: Develop the dashboard so that the fundamental framework exists and is functional (can automatically import data from web logs, etc.; project is fully automated by end of internship)
  • Stage 2: Report basic CDDIS archive statistics such as archive size [TB], number of archived files, number of distributed files; see GES DISC DAAC homepage as an example:
  • Stage 3 (time permitting): integrate CDDIS Operations Provider Upload Prediction software (PUPs) output and visualizations to dashboard

Required Qualifications:
  • BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Development or relatable fields and currently pursuing a MS.
  • Proficiency in the following:
    • Web Development
    • MySQL
    • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Experience in the following:
    • Working with large datasets
  • Working knowledge and experience with command line/UNIX
  • Working knowledge and experience with Python
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Access to his/her own computer, internet, and email
  • US Citizenship is required
Desired Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge and experience with MySQL and/or relational databases
  • Working knowledge and experience with HTML and back- to front-end solutions
  •  Interest and/or knowledge and experience in design, website design, data visualization