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*NEW* Junior Software Engineer at NASA Goddard



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Skills: Java C++ software Agile script GIT Linux

Do you want to help a small company make a BIG difference in space? Do you take ownership of your job and responsibility for your actions? Then come work for Red Canyon and help us continue our mission of helping mankind reach the stars!

Red Canyon is seeking a self-motivated, detail oriented, goal driven Junior Software Engineer at NASA Goddard in Riverdale, MD.

After reading the below requirements and responsibilities, if you feel you are the perfect candidate, please email your Word formatted resume and cover letter (in the body of the email) that details how your experience and education are a perfect match for our requirements.

We are seeking a software engineer to support NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Evolution and Development 2 (EED-2) contract. The EED-2 team provides Earth scientists and others access to data from NASA’s Earth Science missions. As a member of the EED-2 team, the software engineer will build innovative tools allowing scientists and students alike to discover, transform, update and improve the quality of Earth Science data in the pursuit of solving a wide range of environmental and socio-economic issues.

This entry level software engineering position will support the maintenance and evolution of the EOSDIS Core System (ECS). The ECS system ingests, distributes, and stores on-line earth science data and is currently operational at NASA’s Distributed Active Archive Data Centers (DAAC). The ECS system runs on a Linux platform and is implemented largely in Java and C++. The candidate shall support development of custom code and integration of COTS software for current, future, and past releases of system software, including support of multiple subsystem components. The candidate will perform design, development, integration, and testing of the ECS software in support of software deliveries using the Agile software development methodologies.

The successful candidate will have a knowledge of technical standards, principles, concepts of software engineering and will be expected to develop solutions to routine technical problems of limited scope and complexity. The candidate’s work will be closely supervised, primarily with technical leads, until he/she has demonstrated a level of proficiency to work independently.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
Design and develop high-volume, low-latency software applications in accordance with project/operational requirements
Assist in the monitoring of system and software components using Nagios.
Design and develop software code using Java and C++.
Implement and maintain database code in the form of stored procedures, scripts, queries, views and triggers.
Participate as a member on an Agile team and work with other team members to review user stories, estimate effort to build functionality supporting user stories and participate in sprint reviews
Design and develop shell scripts to support system functionality.
Manage a project or a set of files using GIT.
Use effective troubleshooting techniques to identify software problems.

Required Skills:
Must have knowledge of Linux/UNIX OS (Red Hat or CentOS Linux 6 or 7)
Must have experience writing Java, C++, and other high level language code both in academic and professional positions
Must have experience with scripting languages (e.g., shell, Perl, Python)
Demonstrated ability in writing and maintaining software documentation
Candidate must possess an active public trust clearance or the ability to pass a National Agency Clearance with Inquiries (NACI) screening.

Desired Skills:
Experience with Postgres, Selenium, GIT Tomcat, Jira, Nagios and apache Web Server a plus
Experience with AWS Cloud Services
Experience supporting software development teams, tools, and processes
Experience with Agile development methodologies and the Atlassian tool Suite (JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo)

Required Education & Experience:
Must have a BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Mathematics obtained within the last 18 months. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is desired.
1 year of experience writing Java, C++, and other high level language code
1 year experience with Perl, Python and shell scripts
1 year of experience in supporting development and sustainment of a large system in a Linux environment

Due to contractual requirements, only U.S Citizens will be considered.
Red Canyon Engineering and Software: “Exploring Other Planets, Improving our Own”

Red Canyon contracts with NASA, NREL (National Renewable Energy Lab), DoD, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Honeywell, Millennium Engineering, United Launch Alliance, Harris Inc., SAIC, Lewis & Fowler, Ball Aerospace, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and Raytheon among others. We specialize in building spacecraft, developing renewable energy technologies to help make our planet a better world and cutting edge research and development. Our disciplines include systems engineering, mechanical design, structural analysis, real time flight and ground software, simulation software, user interface software, and mission management software. We help our contractors with the full life cycle of product development from requirements to test and delivery.

We have a fun and talented team of engineers and we are committed to our engineers continued success and development. Included in our employment package are immediate HUBZone bonus, health benefits, profit sharing, referral bonuses, and a generous 401(K) retirement plan.

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