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


Lanham , MD

Job Description:

Science Systems and Applications, Inc (SSAI) is seeking a 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 to 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.

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 four years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experienceTwo years of demonstrated experience designing, developing, and debugging in cloud environments (AWS)Two years experience with the following AWS components: Lambda, EC2, Step Functions, DynamoDB, RDS, S3 (Standard-IA and Glacier), SQS, SNS, Kinesis, Cloudwatch, API Gateway, Console, CLITwo years experience with Cloud security including AWS IAM (policies, roles, etc) and VPC concepts (security groups, subnets, etc)Two years experience with infrastructure as code (Terraform, CloudFormation)Three years of experience programming in Node.js/Javascript, Java, Python, Perl, and/or BashThree years of experience with secure software development practices and concepts in Agile environmentKnowledge in managing and using containers and container orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)Experience with DevOps CI/CD pipeline tools (Git , Bamboo) GitLab, Github, and/or BitBucketKnowledge of relational and NoSQL databases (Postgres, Elastic Search, AWS DynamoDB etc.)Experience with Representational State Transfer (REST) services and tools (curl, postman, etc)A minimum of five years experience demonstrating a deep understanding of Linux environments (Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS)Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skillsAbility to work independently as well as part of a team Desired Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of cloud native patterns and micro-service architectureKnowledge of agile software development practices and associated project management toolsExperience troubleshooting serverless and container-oriented AWS deployments (CloudWatch)AWS certification (Associate, Professional, and/or Specialty) Experience with distributed, loosely-coupled and scalable architectures including serverless architecture and frameworks EOE, 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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