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Software Engineer/Data Architect

Science Systems & Applications
Hampton, VA
  • Posted: January 13, 2023
  • Full-Time

Science Systems and Applications Inc (SSAI) is looking for a Software Engineer/Data Architect to optimize and maintain database models. You would also design and develop software to aid in the processing, publication and distribution of scientific data products. You should know how to analyze system requirements, and design and develop scalable software architectures. You will work closely with other software engineers, metadata curators and management to develop and implement solutions at a SSAI customer site in Hampton, VA.


  • Install and configure information systems to ensure functionality
  • Analyze structural requirements for software and applications to support the processing, publication, and distribution of scientific data products
  • Design conceptual and logical data models and flowcharts
  • Coordinate with management, science teams, and other software engineers to identify future needs and requirements
  • Provide operational support for information systems as needed
  • Execute full software development life cycle
  • Participates in pair programming and discussion with fellow developers
  • Write well-designed, testable code
  • Provides estimation for assigned tasks.
  • Produce specifications and determine operational feasibility
  • Integrate software components into a fully functional software system
  • Develop software verification plans and quality assurance procedures
  • Document and maintain software functionality
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing systems

  • BS in Computer Science or other relevant field and a minimum of 3 years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • In-depth understanding of database structure principles, data structures, and design patterns
  • Experience gathering and analyzing system requirements and translating them into code
  • Experience in Python, PHP, SQL, git, docker, json, REST API and Linux; other languages and systems a plus
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • US Citizenship

  • Science data modeling.
  • Write well-designed, testable code
  • Knowledge of SAFe/Agile practices
  • Knowledge of cloud systems (AWS, OpenShift, etc.) and architectures
  • Web development (Flask, Django, Drupal) is a plus

EOE, including disability/vets

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and use hands to touch, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear and occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Science Systems & Applications


Hampton, VA
23666 USA



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