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DevOps Systems Administrator
Reference #:21-3259
Open Date:9/2/2021
Location:Greenbelt, MD
US Citizenship Required:No
Job Description:

Science Systems Applications, Inc. (SSAI) is seeking a DevOps Engineer to support for SSAI’s Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) group in the development and maintenance of their software and networks, and environments at SSAI's off-site facility at the Goddard Space Flight Center. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a computer science or engineering related background, familiar with the software development life cycle; with demonstrated experience programming, networking, Shell scripting in a Linux environment, and knowledge of both GIT and SVN. He/she will work closely with members of SSAI’s OMPS group to develop the next generation of the computational environment housed on the Team Lead Computational Facility (TLCF) located at GSFC. He/she will also assist in system administration and networking support for SSAI-based (and home-based) systems to access the TLCF system. 

Required Qualifications:
  • BS in computer science, physical science, or engineering with at least 6 years of experience developing and maintaining software in a Unix environment
  • Knowledge and experience developing in at least two compiled programming languages (e.g. Go, Fortran, C, C++, D lang, Rust)

  • Unix Shell scripting (bash, Perl and/or Python) in a Unix environment

  • Experience using Git configuration management

  • Makefiles for build process management
  • Detail oriented and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Capable of working both independently and collaboratively (including initiative in task completion and communications)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with cloud-based computing

  • Experience with VPNs

  • LINUX system administration

  • Experience with NASA/GSFC computational environment

  • Software installation