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

Global Science & Technology, a growing scientific and high-technology firm, is seeking a Cloud System Architect to support the NOAA Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) Contract located in Greenbelt, MD.

Position Summary:

The Cloud System Architect will be responsible for designing and developing the cloud architecture to support EPIC, including developing a cloud based High Performance Computing (HPC) Software Program Architecture that easily works on traditional HPC environments.

 Primary Duties:

  • Responsible for development of EPIC cloud architecture; to include survey assessment of existing Unified Forecast System (UFS) and development, design and migration to target architecture.
  • Responsible for management and oversight of project teams that provide user and infrastructure support, including user community outreach.
  • Survey, assess, and provide a report on current UFS-related activities within NOAA utilizing cloud services such as continuous integration (CI), continuous development (CD), data services, debugging, model integration, reforecasts/reanalysis, and retrospectives to avoid duplication of effort and identify gaps.
  • Support the implementation of container technology to improve developer productivity, efficiency, and application portability, including guidance of the development of a container version of the UFS.
  • Review UFS open source codes to understand and identify potential gaps for cloud HPC performance.
  • Develop and maintain infrastructure to help enable culture change toward community development, R2O/O2R, and other approaches such as web presence, innovation hubs, and other social media.
  • Participate in the design and implementation meetings for strategic planning, scientific workshops, tutorials, and/or hackathons related to the UFS. 

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of increasing levels of technical and management responsibility.
  • Experience strategizing, designing and implementing cloud security.
  • Understanding of UFS and coupled atmospheric and oceanographic numerical models
  • Experience with containerization
  • Experience with development and implementation of HPC solutions.
  • Experience with DevOps, GitHub, Python, SQL, Spark, Apache, HTML, Hadoop, Scala, Kafka, JavaScript, Redshift, AJAX, LINUX, Java, and PHP

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Advanced degrees in Computer Science, Engineering, Atmospheric Numerical Modeling, Cloud Technologies or related fields are highly desired.
  • Prior NOAA experience.
  • Experience with C++, Docker, Singularity, Charliecloud, Kubernetes.

Physical Qualification(s) Required:

  • Ability to use a computer.

Mental Qualification(s) Required:

  • Ability to multitask.

U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency is highly desirable. 

Selected applicants will be subject to a government background investigation.

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.

You may also fax your resume to (240) 366-5994. If you need assistance, please call 301-474-9696.

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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