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Posted by: Science Systems and Applications, Inc. on Aug 02, 2022


Lanham , MD

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Science Systems and Applications Inc. (SSAI) is seeking a Scientific Software Engineer to support NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) through the Hydrosphere, Biosphere and Geophysics(HBG) contract, using programming skills to support the VIIRS and MODIS data operations group. Perform system, software, and hardware troubleshooting for VIIRS data sets from SNPP and JPSS satellite sensors. Generate and maintain Land products using NASA Science team algorithms. Perform system tests, science tests, and debug the MODIS Adaptive Processing System Services (MODAPS) errors and Product Generation Executable (PGE) errors. Work with VIIRS and MODIS science team members and their code developers to support the development and integration of MODIS and VIIRS PGEs. Perform command line testing and integration testing in the MODAPS environment and upon successful integration of the code, make deliveries of code to the Configuration Management (CM) Group for baselining in data operation.

Required Qualifications:B.S. degree in Computer Science, Physical Sciences or related field and minimum 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Minimum of 3 years of scientific programming experience with C, C++ or Fortran90Proficiency in Unix/Linux/Windows operating systems with a minimum of 3 years of experience with Perl or Unix shell scriptsCapable of using debugging tools like Valgrind and GDBExperience with Perl and Python and ability to work with HDF/HDF5/NetCDF format and tools such as HDFview, HDFLook and ENVI Experience in collaborating effectively with other team members to meet deadlines Good communication skillsU.S. Citizenship or Permanent ResidenceDesired Qualifications: M.S. Degree in Computer Science or any of the Physical SciencesFamiliarity with Postgres and SQL Prior experience with different Remote Sensing and platforms and dataEOE, including disability/vets

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About Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI)

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) is a customer-centered and employee-focused science and technology company headquartered in Lanham, Maryland. We are a leading provider of scientific research and development (R&D), engineering, and information analytics services across the range of Earth and space science disciplines. We have a staff of highly qualified science, engineering, and IT professionals. Their activities range from cosmological studies to learn more about the birth of the universe to examining anthropogenic changes in Earth systems. Our personnel published hundreds of peer-reviewed papers every year. We have scientists in the field who support research operations around the world, and engineers in laboratories who are building and preparing the next generation of space-based instruments. Our IT staff specializes in high-performance computing, systems administration, and network security. We create and implement data systems and applications to manage, archive, and distribute critical data. Despite our diverse skill sets and backgrounds, one theme unites us all—a genuine passion for science and technology.

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