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


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(a) a copy of the record of immunization from a health care provider or pharmacy, such as a copy of the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (CDC Form MLS-319813_r, published on September 3, 2020),

(b) a copy of medical records documenting the vaccination,

(c) a copy of immunization records from a public health or State immunization information system, or

(d) a statement that you are scheduled to receive a vaccination (identifying the date by which you expect to meet vaccination requirements).

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Software Engineer - Mid-Level
Reference #:21-3317
Open Date:10/12/2021
US Citizenship Required:Yes
Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications Inc. (SSAI) is looking for a mid-level software engineer who values exploration, discovery, efficiency, and finding resolutions to complex issues.  Our team supports NASA’s Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) located at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), “home to the nation's largest organization of scientists, engineers and technologists who build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study Earth, the sun, our solar system and the universe.”

This is a telecommuting position. Occasional meetings or events may require you to report to the office on an as needed basis

You’ll work closely with our other developers, engineers, operators, and our NASA customers providing operations support to NASA’s Global Imagery Browse Services GIBS, an open-source web service and the backend to NASA's Worldview, as it finalizes its transition from a Linux-based on-premises system to an Amazon Web Service cloud-computing environment. Your primary responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Write code that will ingest and process imagery from NASA distributed archive centers and partners
  • Utilize AWS scripts/services to scale and deploy code
  • Participate in software requirements and test plan reviews
  • Ensure clear and thorough code and design documentation.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of professional back-end development experience including Node.js , or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • 3+ years experience in operational deployment, troubleshooting, and issue resolution of AWS
  • Experience developing and executing continuous integration tests (e.g. Bamboo, Jest, Ava, Mocha)
  • Demonstrated experience effectively maintaining a version-controlled code repository using modern tools (e.g. git)
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux operating systems
  • Good written and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working successfully with a distributed team
  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Ability to obtain required National Agency Check (NAC) clearance
Desired Qualifications:
  • Prior Python development experience
  • Experience with continuous deployment practices (e.g. Docker Containers, CloudFormation)
  • Experience designing, developing, and maintaining software that leverages AWS core services. (e.g. compute, network, storage, database, management, etc.)
  • Demonstrable experience participating in open-source software projects
  • Knowledge of security as it relates to an AWS infrastructure and experience with AWS step functions
  • Familiarity with Terraform
  • Familiarity with GDAL/OGR
  • Familiarity with NASA Earth Observing System (EOS) data products
  • Familiarity with government contracts support