[OSGeo-Jobs] Software Engineer at NASA's GSFC -Greenbelt, MD

James Magdaleno jmagdaleno at columbususa.com
Tue Sep 30 09:20:28 PDT 2014

Columbus Technologies is aggressively seeking a Operations and Test Engineer to support NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System group at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.  This is a full time, fully benefited on going assignment.  Unfortunately no telecommuting will be offered, and US permanent residency is a minimum requirement this position.

If you are interested please email me your resume and we can go from there.

Operations and Test Engineer (339)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Location: Greenbelt MD
US Citizen or Permanent Residency is required

The NASA Earth Observing a System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS) system fulfills an increasingly critical role in providing full resolution visualizations of Earth Science data products. GIBS services are consumed by numerous mapping applications and libraries for use in activities such as education, research, and emergency response.

We are seeking an engineer with strong experience in integration testing and operational support activities. In addition to technical aptitude and the ability to learn quickly, the ideal candidate demonstrates strengths in interpersonal, presentation, and troubleshooting with a passion for his/her role, GIBS, EOSDIS, and the NASA space program.

To learn more about the GIBS project, navigate here: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/gibs.

As an Operational and Test Engineer, you will be responsible for:

* Monitoring, identifying, analyzing, and resolving operational issues to ensure 24/7 system availability.
* Leading the development, execution, and analysis of functional, performance, and stability system tests.
* Participating in imagery product development, validation, integration, and reconciliation.
* Identifying system enhancements or issues and coordinating with the development and systems engineering team for resolution.
* Participating in configuration management and software deployment.

The candidate should be a self-starter, motivated, able to manage multiple priorities and tasks in a dynamic environment with a good understanding of software development standards and best practices.

Essential skills:
The candidate should meet and/or demonstrate the following qualifications and skills:

* Experience in an operational environment performing system analysis and issue resolution.
* Experience with a complex software system involving multiple components including distributed services, databases, and storage.
* Strong *nix scripting and command line abilities.
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
* Ability to effectively schedule and manage interdependent tasks.
* Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and ensures quality.
* Possesses and demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to work effectively in a team environment across Government contracts/contractors.

Desired skills:
* Experience with NASA Earth science data products and the NASA EOSDIS.
* Experience generating and modifying imagery using GDAL or other image tools such as ImageMagick.
* Experience with monitoring *nix systems (e.g. OpenNMS, sar, etc.).
* Experience with Mapserver, GeoServer, ArcGIS, or other GIS applications.
* Experience with Python/Perl/PHP Scripting.
* Experience with Web mapping standards (e.g. WMS, WMTS, KML, etc.).

James Magdaleno  |  Sr. Technical Recruiter
Columbus Technologies and Services, Inc.  |  Direct: (310) 356-5661   |  (877) 358-5964
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