ADS IT Specialist AD

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Publish Date: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Archive Date: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016
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Scientific/Technical Staff
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
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ADS IT Specialist AD

The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) project has openings for three highly-motivated software developers to join its dynamic team.  The ADS is building a highly scalable and feature-rich platform using a modern development stack: a custom build of the open-source search engine Solr, an advanced UI built with Backbone, a scalable asynchronous data ingestion pipeline with RabbitMQ and PostgreSQL, and cloud-based hosting of its services with Amazon Web Services. The primary programming languages are Python, Java, and JavaScript.

The following positions are currently available:
● Front-end developer: a UX-aware individual interested in designing and implementing key components of the user interface, including user profiles, notifications, and search capabilities.
● Back-end developer: focuses on implementing key components of the ADS IT infrastructure and services, including a robust metadata enrichment platform, text mining pipeline, and notification service.
● Devops specialist: a system developer experienced in architecting and administering key components of software infrastructure, including its search engine, user database, and cloud-based microservices.

We will only accept applications on line for these positions.  To view the complete vacancy posting, requirements and the procedures to apply, please visit:

Key Technologies:
python, javascript, java, HTML5, PostgreSQL, AWS, git

About the Company:
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is part of  the largest and most diverse astrophysical institution in the world, where the staff carries out a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics and earth and space sciences. If you would like to join this exciting organization, apply today!

The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) within the High Energy Astrophysics Division of  The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is a core component of the scholarly infrastructure of Astronomy, and also finds substantial use in the Physics and Geophysics communities. The ADS’s dataset currently consists of over ten million documents, and is growing at a rate of several thousand per month. Nearly every Physics, Astronomy, and Geophysics article refereed in the past 20 years is fully indexed and served by the ADS. Over 50,000 scientists and librarians use the ADS daily. By joining our group you will be actively supporting the discovery, research, and dissemination of scientific results! 


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Application Deadline: 
Saturday, October 29, 2016
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