NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - Web Services Programmer

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:42 -- exf107

Web Services Programmer
Open Date: 03/01/2015
Location: Greenbelt, Maryland
Full/Part Time: Full Time
US Citizen/Perm Res Required? US Citizen desired. Will consider Permanent Resident.
Position Description:
Join a dynamic team helping support Earth sciences research at NASA Goddard Space Flight
Center, by implementing tools that help researchers find and download the huge amounts of data
they need to do their research. Help us improve system design and create new, faster, and more
powerful tools for discovering and transferring big data. In this position you will implement new
features and fix bugs in existing environmental satellite processing, archival, and distribution
systems code base. This code base consists of two mature web services (Open Geospatial
Consortium (OGC) WCS service, Open Search and custom download service), and one new web
service (OGC Web Map Tile Service). Additionally, you will design, code, and test
implementations of new web services.
Required Knowledge/Skills/Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and 6 years of experience or a combination of education and experience.
Programming experience
• Expertise with JAVA, Perl, and PHP programming languages.
• Familiarity with SOAP, REST protocols.
• Experience with version control software (Subversion,Git)
• Good understanding of best security practices for web development
• Ability to work in a team environment
Desired Knowledge/Skills/Qualifications:
• Experience with JavaScript-based mapping libraries (OpenLayers, Leaflet, etc)
• Experience with Linux (or Unix-based) operating systems and shell scripting.
• Experience with Apache, Tomcat, and Axis
• Knowledge of OGC standards and implementations (WMS, WCS, WFS, WMTS, KML,
• Knowledge of GIS tools and how to use them.
• Knowledge of JavaScript-based charting libraries (D3,etc)

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Open positions at NASA Goddard
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:09:04 -0400
From: Shriram Ilavajhala <>
To: Beth King <>
CC: Anthony Robinson <>

Hello Beth,
Hope you are doing well.

I've met Dr. Anthony Robinson at AAG yesterday and discussed some open positions available with my company (SSAI, Inc) for some very exciting projects at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. All these positions involve directly working on projects at NASA and involve working with NASA Earth Science Data, particularly with MODIS Aqua and Terra data.
Dr. Robinson recommended that I send you the listings to see if anybody from Penn State (on campus/world campus) would be interested in the positions. I'm attaching four position descriptions that are currently open. I am wondering if you could advertise these positions via relevant platforms (mailing lists, etc).
Anybody interested can contact me directly either here ( or preferably at my work address at for an informal chat. I can quickly arrange for an interview with my team for anybody interested. We are flexible on experience requirements, as long as the individual has the right set of technical skills and enthusiasm.
Please let me know if you have any questions for me. I sincerely thank you for your help.