HEA IT Specialist

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Archive Date: 
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Science Engineering
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Institution/Company: 
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Street Line 1: 
205 Main Street #514
City: 
Cambridge
State/Province: 
MA
Zip/Postal: 
02138
Country: 
United States of America
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

HEA IT Specialist 18-50, 18-55, 18-56
Institution Name: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is the primary digital library portal for researchers in astronomy and astrophysics; every astronomy paper ever published and nearly every peer-reviewed physics and geophysics article is indexed by the ADS. The project develops and maintains services to facilitate the discovery and access of this collection embracing a spirit of openness: all the software we are developing is licensed under an open source license and access to our data holdings is provided via an open API. The project is funded by NASA and is hosted by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, one the largest and most diverse astrophysical institution in the world.

The ADS has built a scalable, web-based platform using a modern development stack: a custom build of the open-source search engine Solr, a highly responsive UI engineered on top of React, a high performance distributed brokerage system, and cloud-based hosted services with Kubernetes in Amazon Web Services. The project has three openings to join its dynamic team of talented, like-minded individuals who are solving difficult problems as a group.

We are looking for:
 a highly-motivated DevOps engineer experienced in administering key components of software infrastructure, including search engines, relational databases, and cloud-based microservices:
 Application Procedure: SAO will only accept applications on line for this position. For complete information and online application please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/503073800
 a UX-aware full-stack developer interested in designing and implementing key components of the user interface and back-end API services, including user profiles, notifications, and search capabilities: Application Procedure: SAO will only accept applications on line for this position. For complete information and online application please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505201800
 a search and text mining-focused software developer able to maintain and enhance the capabilities of the ADS search engine, enhance its text processing pipelines, and use machine learning techniques to improve a variety of ADS services including metadata enrichment, citation analysis, and recommendations: Application Procedure: SAO will only accept applications on line for this position.

For complete information and online application please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/505201400

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in our workplace.

Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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