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Senior Software Engineer

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Job ID: 2209151
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Aug 29, 2022
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: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Temporarily Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Senior 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 the OBPG in development, testing, installation and configurationn management of processing software for current and future Earth remote sensing satellite instruments (e.g., PACE, VIIRS, MODIS).

Duties include scientific software development and maintenance; software testing, configuration management and installation; and supervision of scientific programmers performing these tasks. 


 EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in computer science, engineering, science or mathematics

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience developing scientific data processing software using C/C++ in a UNIX/Linux environment;  experience with revision control systems (preferably Git); experience with issue tracking systems; familiarity with netCDF and HDF5 file formats; strong communication skills (verbal and written); experience supervising a small team of software developers.  The successful candidate will be eligible for unescorted access to NASA facilities.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:  Experience with the FORTRAN and Python programming languages; experience with scientific satellite data processing. 

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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