Atmospheric Component Integration, Test, and Validation Developer

SSAI is looking for an experienced software engineer.


Date posted

Nov. 8, 2017 12:00 am

Application deadline

Jan. 8, 2018 12:00 am


Science Systems and Applications, Inc (SSAI)


  • United States

Job description

Atmospheric Component Integration, Test, and Validation Developer

  • Reference #: 17-2185
  • Open Date: 11/7/2017
  • Location: Greenbelt, MD
  • US Citizenship Required: No

Job Description:
SSAI is looking for an experienced software engineer to be the founding member of a new team of software Integration/Test/Validation developers.  This person will lead our efforts supporting the development of NASA's Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) model.  He/she will work in the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) at the Goddard Space Flight Center.

This position is designed for a mid-career scientific software engineer with experience executing and validating large scientific codes on modern high-performance computing (HPC) platforms. This person will serve as the primary atmospheric integration/testing/validation (ITV) developer for the GEOS Earth system model software component. The selected person will be responsible for integrating scientific and engineering updates from lead developers of GEOS into valid engineering and release tags, executing and maintaining a suite of standard testing and evaluation runs for the GEOS atmospheric model component, and publishing results from a standard GEOS model validation package for all candidate system releases. The selected candidate will also maintain and modernize the existing ITV suite for the GEOS atmospheric component in support of the scientific needs of lead GEOS model developers.

While experience in atmospheric science, numerical weather prediction (NWP) and/or climate prediction will be valuable for prospective candidates in this position, the primary expertise for a strong candidate will be a background in software development for large scientific codes and testing and evaluation on large HPC platforms. The successful candidate will also be detailed oriented, have excellent time management skills, and the ability to coordinate between diverse groups of multidisciplinary expertise.

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Atmospheric Component Integration, Test, and Validation Developer SSAI