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Software Developer

Posted: November 29, 2017
Company name: ADNET Systems, Inc.
Location: Greenbelt, MD, United States
Country: United States
Pay rate: $60,000 (usd)
Poster represents: an employer
Terms of employment: Salaried employee
Hours: Full time
Onsite: yes
Description: We are seeking a programmer to support the development and maintenance of the Virtual Solar Observatory (VSO) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. The VSO provides search and retrieval access for space- and ground-based observations of the Sun using Web-based and command-line clients communicating with distributed remote data provider servers. The VSO architecture comprises several technologies including: Web services using SOAP/XML; database systems built using Perl/MySQL; and specialized clients written in Interactive Data Language (IDL) and Python. The duties of this position include:

• Support the maintenance and development of Perl components of the VSO architecture.
• Improve the overall performance of the VSO software and associated databases.
• Work with a distributed team of programmers, via biweekly telecons, and secure chat.

We are seeking a candidate with excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and within a team, and the motivation to solve problems and master new techniques. The candidate is expected to learn and understand the functionality of custom-built Perl modules. This position is ideal for a recent graduate who is interested in starting an IT career in a dynamic and challenging environment such as at NASA.
Desired skills: • Minimum 2 years programming in Perl (undergraduate course
work, or equivalent work experience)
• Minimum 1 year experience using Linux and/or Mac OS
• Modular code development techniques
• Web components (e.g. HTTP protocols, web services)
• SQL or similar database query languages

US Citizenship or Permanent Residence required.
Contact information: Dominic Zarro

dzarro@sesda.com

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