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Global Science & Technology

Greenbelt, - United States
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Software Engineer

Description

Global Science & Technology, Inc., a fast growing scientific and high technology firm, is seeking a Software Engineer to work in the Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD.

About the SVS:

The SVS is an outreach showcase for NASA and an information conduit for NASA Goddard's Office of Communications. The SVS has created a framework of software tools enabling the creation of cinematic visualizations from observational (including satellite) and model data for a variety of audiences and platforms, including the hyperwall. The SVS maintains a web-available database of all visualizations produced that is an important component of making their products available to the world.

Position Summary:

The Software Engineer will serve as the Website and Database Lead for NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS).

Primary Duties:

Include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Transition an existing website and user-input interface into the Django web framework.
  • Maintain/debug/test existing software related to the following topics: website, website content management system (CMS), hyperwall CMS, project management, YouTube channel management, social media coordination, movie generation, and website statistics.
  • Design/develop/deploy new software as requested by the SVS or its partners.
  • Coordinate new user account creation; train new users to use website and hyperwall CMSs.
  • Provide technical customer service; receive bug reports, feature requests, and questions from growing user base.
  • Ensure that the SVS database and website adhere to NASA's security protocols.
  • Respond to public user inquiries regarding the website and its content.
  • Generate and maintain regular website statistic reports.
  • Actively curate the website to reduce broken links, typos, or other inaccuracies.

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Master's Degree (MS) in Computer Science or a related field; or five or more years related experience and/or training in the field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with Django web framework.
  • Experience with C/C++ programming language.
  • Experience in programming web-based and desktop-based GUIs with a database back-end.
  • Experience with Mac and Windows operating systems.
  • Proficiency with Python programming language.
  • Proficiency with MySQL/relational databases.
  • Proficiency with HTML/CSS and JavaScript/jQuery/AJAX.
  • Proficiency in UNIX/LINUX operating systems.
  • Proficiency with bash scripting and command line usage.

U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residency (Green Card holder) is required.

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.

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.