[ESIP-all] Job Posting: GIBS Image Processing & Web Services Developer

Thompson, Charles K (398I) via ESIP-all esip-all at lists.esipfed.org
Mon Dec 1 19:29:32 EST 2014


Will be a Software Engineer II in the Science Applications and Data Interaction Group and report to the Group Supervisor.  You will be involved in the design and development of state-of-the-art tools and services supporting innovative web-based Earth and planetary science data access and exploration techniques.  Will serve as a software developer for Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS), NASA’s core set of web services for delivering Earth Science imagery. Will be responsible for building and enhancing a unique software package developed at JPL for serving geo-referenced science imagery from all NASA data centers.  Will apply standards and protocols from the Earth science, geospatial/GIS, and education communities to ensure system compatibility with a wide audience.


Typically requires a Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related science/engineering discipline with a minimum of 3 years of related experience; Masters degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 1 year of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines and 0 years experience.

•    Experience coding in the following languages: Python, C, C++.

•    Experience with web services protocols (HTTP, REST, JSON, XML, data interchange formats) and web servers (Apache).

•    Experience with image formats (JPEG, PNG, TIFF) and image manipulation.

•    Familiarity with Web mapping standards (e.g. WMS, WMTS, KML, etc.).

•    Solid understand of the HTTP protocol.

•    Ability to work and thrive independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

•    Excellent communication and time management skills.

Desired Skills:

•    Experience with using Apache modules and filters and preferably experience with writing low-level Apache modules in a Linux environment.

•    Experience generating and modifying imagery using the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL).

•    Experience with multiple geospatial and mapping server packages such as GeoServer, MapCache, Mapserver, ArcGIS, and MapProxy.

•    Knowledge of scientific data formats (e.g., HDF, NetCDF).

•    Experience with RDBMS (e.g., MySQL, Postgres, Oracle).

•    Experience with NASA Earth science data products and the NASA EOSDIS.

•    Familiarity with client side web development.

•    Experience with mobile application development, iOS and Android.

To apply:

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