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Software Engineer

Science Systems & Applications
Lanham, MD
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) is seeking a full-time Software Engineer to support the Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS), managed by the Geodesy and Geophysics Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC).


  • Process incoming data and derived product files
  • Develop new automated software to support the archiving and distribution of new data sets
  • Monitor real-time caster streams and add new streams as they become available
  • Maintain and verify CDDIS databases using the query language and utilities of the MariaDB database software
  • Perform database administration and maintenance tasks as required
  • Develop improved metrics collection, processing, and delivery

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 2-years of experience with software development with Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Experience working on Unix/Linux platforms
  • Proficiency in Python (C, C++, Java also acceptable)
  • Experience with version control software such as Git
  • Ability to multitask with competing priorities
  • Committed to continuous process improvement
  • Works well both individually and with teams
  • Desire to grow and learn new things

Desired Qualifications:

  • Cloud-based service technology and usage
  • Basic familiarity with AWS, especially deploying Lambda function
  • Experience querying SQL databases Proficiency in SQL
  • Experience working with large scientific datasets and a variety of data formats
  • Experience in Atlassian scrum ecosystem (Bitbucket, Jira, etc.)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

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


Lanham, MD
20706 USA



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