Global Science & Technology, Inc.
  • Engineering
  • Greenbelt, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST), a growing scientific and high technology company, is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to support the NASA JPSS contract.  The position is located in Greenbelt, MD. 

Position Summary:

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Ground Project, Data Products Engineering and Services (DPES) team, requires a skilled senior software engineer to be part of a development and testing team to support Government Resource for Algorithm Validation, Independent Test and Evaluation (GRAVITE) and Field Terminal Support (FTS) systems. GRAVITE system provides a variety of services and tools in support of calibration and validation (Cal/Val) activities and FTS system will provide building blocks (software, documentation, ancillary/auxiliary files, etc.) to the Direct Readout community to enable them to produce data products.

In particular, we are seeking a Senior Software Engineer with strong Java software engineering skills who will serve as a member of our DPES team.

Primary Duties:

The selected candidate will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Designing , developing and testing of Java based applications in an integrated development environment (IDE)
  • Designing , developing and testing of databases - Postgres 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
  • Helping to optimize application code(s) for high performance on Linux servers
  • Prepare design documentation; standard operating procedures for system operators, and user guides for system users.
  • Work on integration and test activities

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or Engineering or related area of expertise or equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years of Java programming experience
  • Excellent ongoing expertise with Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and Ajax
  • Minimum 4 years of recent Linux/Unix experience at an expert level
  • Expertise in the design and performance tuning of database system Postgres experience preferred
  • Experience in test driven development and unit testing in particular Junit.
  • Applicant must have a thorough understanding and implementation of design patterns
  • Experience with Eclipse or similar IDE
  • Experience with a version control systems, such as Subversion
  • Prior experience in J2EE is a plus
  • Hibernate experience is highly preferable

Physical Qualification(s):

  • None

Mental Qualification(s):

  • Must be able to effectively communicate technical information (written and verbal) and work status accurately and reliable to project leads and managers.
  • Ability to think on ones feet

U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residency is highly preferred.

Selected applicants will be required to complete a federal government background investigation.

You may also fax your resume to (301) 474-5970. If you need assistance, please call (301) 474-9696.

GST offers competitive salaries; vacation, sick, and holiday leave; major medical, dental, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance; 401K retirement plan; tuition assistance; and opportunities for employee career growth and development.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans' status.  GST is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

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