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Applications and Systems Engineer

EP Analytics Inc
College Park, MD
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, medical,
Job Description

 EP Analytics is currently seeking an Applications and Systems Engineer to support our federal project with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in College Park, MD. This position spans both mission-critical weather/climate applications and systems that are designed to run such applications. The focus of this position will be on the efficient data assimilation (e.g., weather data collected via satellite) and on efficient delivery of modeling results to the media and general public. If you are looking for a position that will allow you to make immediate impacts on matters of social and national interest, this is the position for you. You must be a quick problem solver that can easily navigate and vet potential solutions to address application- and system-level issues/bugs (e.g., vetting solutions on a Linux command-line environment using scripting languages such as Bash and Python); you must have good time management skills to meet critical deadlines for delivering products in a timely fashion. 

Job duties include (but not limited to):

  • Maintain, monitor, and support complex, mission-critical software systems in an operational 24x7 enterprise environments.

  • Develop System Integration test plans, execute test plans, and collect results.

  • Develop technical designs and specifications for software products.

  • Use software development technologies and tools to build, test, and maintain product modules, components, and subsystems. 

  • Develop Linux scripts (Bash, Python, Perl) to automate, monitor, and deploy system components.

  • Maintain a large and complex program/system; analyze program logic and logistics; improve efficiency; prepare program documentation.

  • Provide clear documentation and standard operating procedures for processes used to maintain the flow of data within the NCEP Central Operations IDP environment.

  • Implement new systems and system upgrades into the testing and production environment.

  • Provide in-depth troubleshooting for any developed software running in the clustered environment (e.g., RedHat’s Pacemaker), and virtualized VMware-based systems.

  • Provide off-hour, on-call support (on a rotating basis with other team members).

  • Interact with system stakeholders to field questions on operational configuration, system performance, and application support.

  • Use data center tools (Vcenter, check_mk) and to diagnose system performance issues and recommend changes to improve stability or come to the root cause of issues.

  • Working knowledge of database software such as MariaDB, MySQL, Postgresql, and MongoDB.

  • Interact with customers, vendors, and external development partners.

  • Provide product demonstrations and participate in trade shows and seminars.


  • BS/BA degree (or equivalent) plus 6 to 8 years experience in related field

  • Able to perform rotational on-call 24x7 Support

  • Experience with Linux/Unix scripting including shell scripting, Perl, and/or Python

  • Working knowledge of procedural computer languages, such as FORTRAN, C/C++ and Python

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral

  • Ability to work independently on complex tasks.

  • Strong organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Expert knowledge of Linux/Unix operating system 

  • Experience with scientific data dissemination and observation systems, especially in the NOAA/NASA/DoD environment 

  • Experience with numerical modeling principles 

  • Experience supporting a 24x7 mission-critical system 

  • Experience with change management tools such as Subversion, Bugzilla, Redmine, Git 

  • Experience with monitoring tools, such as Big Brother 

  • Familiarity with GIS tools like ArcGIS

Additional Requirement: 

U.S. Citizenship/Permanent Residency is required for the position. Candidate must successfully pass a Federal Background Investigation. 

Company Information

EP Analytics, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, is a small business established in 2009 by experts in HPC performance modeling and prediction. The company currently has a presence in CA, MD, NY, and VA. EP Analytics offers a full suite of benefits including generous paid time off, health insurance supplement, 401k participation, flexible work schedule, and performance bonus plan.


The application should be sent to Please include a brief cover letter about your interest in the position and the latest CV.

EP Analytics Inc


5830 University Research Ct. College Park

College Park, MD



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