job : java programmer, NASA/Goddard

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Created: May 28, 2009


This isn't _exactly_ library related, but it's archive related, and there's still some library science / information science related issues that we're trying to work out where someone with experience in semantic technologies and data organization would be an asset.


The project involves a UI to display solar physics images ... sort of a google maps for pictures of the sun. The current prototype is at:

There's also a parallel project to make a less featured web-based version:

The job would be based out of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, so you'd need to be cleared to work in the US, and there's a number of background checks, but it's not the interview-everyone-you've- ever-known sort like a military clearence.

Anyway, the official job posting is:

SS022 Java Programmer

We have an immediate opening for a full-time Java Programmer to help develop and maintain an advanced Web-based viewer for solar images that is capable of serving data in highly-compressed quality-progressive JPEG2000 format. The viewer will be a vital tool for processing and analyzing the approximate terabyte of data produced daily by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) that is expected to be launched in late 2009. A prototype version of the viewer (JHelioviewer) has been developed. Tasks of this position include: working with scientists and programmers to deploy a production version of the viewer in time for SDO launch; developing and testing Java software to ensure stable and efficient cross-platform performance; and improving existing JPEG2000 software to support advanced features such as region selection and animations.

The candidate is expected to have: good verbal and written communication skills; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; and the capability to solve problems and master new technologies. Familiarity with user interface design techniques and image formats such as JPEG2000 is a plus.

Requirements: * Bachelor's degree in Computer Science * At least 1 year of Java * At least 1 year Java Swing is a plus * At least 1 year C++ * US Citizenship or Permanent Residence is required.

Please email your resume to: JOBS (at) SESDA2.COM for immediate consideration. Please note in the subject line of your email the position number (e.g., SS022) you are applying for.

Interested candidates may also contact Angie Martz: AMARTZ (at) SESDA2.COM

----- Joe Hourcle Principal Software Engineer Solar Data Analysis Center Goddard Space Flight Center

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Published: Thursday, May 28, 2009 11:16 UTC

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