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JPSS AWS SW Developer

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Job ID: 2210349
Location: LANHAM, MD, United States
Date Posted: Aug 18, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an AWS Software Developer with Java and/or C skills who will serve as a member of the NASA Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Ground Project, Data Products and Management Services (DPMS) team leading the development and maintenance of the Government Resource for Algorithm Verification, Independent Testing, and Evaluation (GRAVITE) system.


JPSS is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) next-generation operational Earth observation program that acquires and distributes global environmental data primarily from multiple polar-orbiting satellites. The program plays a critical role to NOAA’s mission to understand and predict changes in weather, climate, oceans and coasts, and the space environment, which support the Nation’s economy and protect lives and property.

The activities for this work require a qualified software engineer to support the planning, implementation, and growth of the Product Data Quality System (PDQS) within the AWS cloud infrastructure.  Participating in the continuous integration and deployment methodology for product monitoring, alerts, trending, and plotting. Work alongside architecture and engineering teams to design and implement Task Detector, File Set Data Extractor, Data Quality Analyzer, Alerting & Monitoring. Implement continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines to include development of the PDQS software backend services and/or frontend UIs.

This system will be developed in the NESDIS Cloud Infrastructure Service (NCIS) as a pilot, and then migrated to the NESDIS Common Cloud Framework (NCCF)

The work activities may include:

- Designing, developing and testing of Java based applications in an integrated development environment.

- Determine future builds based on customer needs.

- Assess and update processes on the development team based on NASA standards.

- Development of web based GUIs.

- Developing and testing of very large and very dynamic databases that have many frequent updates – PostgreSQL

experience preferred.

- Assisting the team with the management and performance of the large databases of observed and model-generated data for quality control, archival and efficient retrieval.

- Supporting the I&T team on integration and testing.

- Helping to optimize the application code for high performance on LINUX servers.

- Determining the priority of discrepancies.

- Building schedules.

- Assessing and updating software documentation.

- Helping to integrate the Java and PostgreSQL based applications in an integrated development environment.

- Migrating existing systems into AWS Cloud.


Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience
  • Years of experience accepted in lieu of degree. 


Responsible for supporting the setup, maintaining, and evolving the cloud infrastructure of web applications. Understand the core AWS services and apply best practices:

  • Experience designing and building web environments on AWS, which includes working with services like S3, Lambda, SQS EC2, ELB, and RDS
  • Experience building and maintaining cloud-native applications
  • Experience using DevOps tools in a cloud environment, such as Ansible, Artifactory, Docker, GitHub, Jenkins, Kubernetes, and Maven
  • Experience with Agile methodology and DevOps and CI/CD pipeline, including using  automation tools, e.g. CodePipeline, Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD pipeline etcExperience using monitoring solutions like CloudWatch, ELK Stack, and Prometheus
  • An understanding of writing Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), using tools like CloudFormation or Terraform
  • Knowledge of one or more of the most-used programming languages used for cloud computing (i.e., SDK,  Java 8+, Python, NodeJS, Spring Boot, Hibernete/JPA, javascript, CSS, HTML, C/C++, PHP, SQL data, XML data, R math, Clojure math, Haskell functional, Erlang functional, Python procedural, and Go procedural languages)
  • Experience of developing microservices, RESTful APIs etc.
  • Experience with using a messaging system like ActiveMQ or Kafka or SQS etc.
  • Experience with Relational and NoSQL databases
  • A solid background in Linux/Unix and Windows, including shell scripting
  • Experience in troubleshooting distributed systems
  • Proficiency in script development and scripting languages
  • Experience with a version control system, e.g.  GitLab, GitHub, Bitbucket, Subversion, CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, CodeBuild
  • The ability to be a team player
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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