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Scientific Software Engineer

Job ID: 2401809
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Systems Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description



SAIC is seeking a Scientific Software Engineer to support The Ocean Biology Processing Group at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

The Ocean Biology Processing Group ( at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is a world leader in satellite-based remote sensing of the ocean. This position will support scientific software development for current and future satellite radiometers supported by the OBPG. 

Duties include:

  • Implementation of processing algorithms in science software
  • Evaluation and validation of code performance and adherence to coding standards
  • Code testing and verification using static and dynamic analysis tools
  • Code maintenance and configuration management control


Education:    Degree in  Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or Physical Science (post graduate education will be considered for professional experience).

Required (Basic) Skills:   

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the development of scientific data processing software using C, C++, or Fortran in a UNIX/Linux environment; strong verbal and written communications skills.  The successful candidate must also be eligible for unescorted access to NASA facilities.

    Experience with satellite instrument software development.  Experience with evaluation of geophysical products retrieved from satellite data or environmental modeling, image processing, science modeling

  • Code maintenance and configuration management control

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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