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


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Cloud Software Engineer (Junior)
Reference #:21-3109
Open Date:5/10/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:No
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications, Inc (SSAI) is seeking a junior Cloud Software Engineer to join a growing team of cloud experts who help our National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other public sector customers use the latest cloud capabilities and technologies to support meaningful projects in Earth and environmental science research, engineering, and applications for societal benefit.

The current opportunity and initial focus area is providing cloud migration support to the Level-1 and Atmosphere Archive and Distribution System (LAADS) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC), located at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Support areas will cover a broad array of Amazon Web Services (AWS) capabilities with a focus on developing, integrating, and testing new solutions as the LAADS DAAC migrates its extensive data holdings and services into NASA’s Earthdata Cloud. More information on the framework behind this effort can be found here.

Successful candidates will have strong analytical and problem-solving skills and be good at collaborating, innovating, and making things happen. They will also be curious learners who seek out cutting-edge research and information to expand and enhance their ability to be ready for what’s next.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science and 2 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience designing, developing, and debugging in cloud environments (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • Two years of demonstrated knowledge of cloud native patterns and micro-service architecture
  • Two years of experience with secure software development practices and concepts in Agile environment
  • Knowledge in managing and using containers and container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Experience with DevOps CI/CD pipeline tools (Git, Jenkins, Ansible)
  • Programming in Perl, Go, Python, Node.js, Bash,etc.
  • Knowledge of relational and NoSQL databases (Postgres, Elastic Search, etc.)
  • Experience with Representational State Transfer (REST) services
  • A minimum of five years experience demonstrating a deep understanding of Linux environments (Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS)
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Desired Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of agile software development practices and associated project management tools
  • Experience with the following AWS components: AWS CLI, Lambda, Step Functions, RDS, S3 Standard-IA and S3 Glacier
  • Experience with Cloud security including AWS IAM and VPC concepts
  • Experience with infrastructure as code (Terraform, CloudFormation)
  • Experience troubleshooting serverless and container-oriented AWS deployments (CloudWatch, CloudTrail, X-Ray)
  • AWS certification (Associate, Professional, and/or Specialty)
  • Experience with distributed, loosely-coupled and scalable architectures including serverless architecture and frameworks