Global Science & Technology, Inc.
  • Technology
  • 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 with Java and database skills to serve as a member of a development and testing team to support Government Resource for Algorithm Validation, Independent Test and Evaluation (GRAVITE) and Field Terminal Support (FTS) systems.

The activities for this work require a highly qualified software engineer with strong programming and database expertise to support software development and maintenance tasks. The candidate must have experience and skill in planning and implementing work projects and closely coordinating technical efforts with other team members. The candidate must be able to work with the customer to maintain alignment of required activities such as solution development, internal and external collaboration, and status reporting.

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)
  • Assisting the team with maintaining existing software and developing new solutions for ingest, processing, archiving, and distribution of science data using open source software
  • Refining GRAVITE and FTS User Interface for better system usability, monitoring and control
  • Optimizing application code and large databases for higher performance on Linux servers
  • Integrating third party developed scientific applications into the GRAVITE system
  • Assisting the team in preparing system documentation, including design document and user guide

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science or Engineering or related area of expertise or equivalent
  • 7+ years of programming experience
  • Expertise with Java
  • Experience in the design of software application based on user requirements
  • Experience in the design, development, and integration of software system, including interaction with large databases PostgreSQL experience preferred
  • Experience with Eclipse, NetBeans, or IntelliJ IDEA
  • Experience with a version control systems, such as Subversion
  • Experience with Python, JavaScript and Hibernate is preferred
  • Must be able to effectively communicate technical information and work status, verbally and in writing, accurately and reliably to project leads and managers

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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