Thread: IT Specialists – ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System

Started: 2016-11-16 19:02:07
Last activity: 2016-11-16 19:02:07
Institution: US Geological Survey
Open Until: 2016-12-05

IT Specialists – ShakeAlert Earthquake Early Warning System
United States Geological Survey, Department of Interior
Earthquake Science Center
Pasadena, CA

US Geological Survey is seeking IT professionals to join the team developing and operating the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system. The ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system is a mission-critical, distributed system that rapidly detects earthquakes and generates and issues alerts to institutional users and the public on the West Coast of the U.S. These positions are at the main testing and monitoring center in Pasadena which operates a comprehensive code management, testing and certification platform in a Linux environment. Applicants who have experience in scientific development and operations projects in a real-time Linux environment will receive consideration for this opportunity. Languages used include Java, C++, and Python. Please, apply only if you have experience that is relevant to this opportunity.

Appointment is Permanent, Full-Time
This position is with the USGS, Earthquake Science Center office located in Pasadena, CA
*U.S. Citizenship is required.*

Salary Range: $57,811.00 to $103,053.00 / Per Year

YOU MUST APPLY ON-LINE AT: http://www.usajobs.gov
Search for announcement number: SAC-2017-0020
(Current or former Federal employees may apply to SAC-2017-0021)
*Closing date is December 5, 2016

Please carefully follow the instructions and resume guidelines when applying. Your resume must include current and past positions including job title, name of company/agency, dates, hours worked per week, salary, supervisor’s name, and contact info, as well as a narrative (not bullet list) of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

MAIN DUTIES
- Assist in the development and operation of a comprehensive code management, testing and certification environment for the ShakeAlert system and related components.

- Assist in the design, implementation, and documentation of a software testing framework including unit, regression, and whole system tests.

- Manage code versions, builds, run-time configurations, and metadata in an SVN repository.

- Assist application programmers in interpreting test results and in troubleshooting and improving code.

- Edit software applications for proper operation, to improve exception handling, and to conform to coding standards.

- Manage test data sets for use as input to the test system that include recorded and synthetic ground motion time-series and ShakeAlert parameter data sets.

- Conduct code reviews.

QUALIFICATIONS:

For GS-09: One year of appropriate specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service that demonstrates knowledge of computer requirements and techniques in carrying out project assignments consisting of several related tasks, such as typically is the case in development of minor modifications to parts of a system on the basis of detailed specifications provided.

For GS-11: One year of appropriate specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service that demonstrates accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques; i.e., on the basis of general design criteria provided, experience in developing modifications to parts of a system that required significant revisions in the logic or techniques used in the original development.

For GS-12: One year of appropriate specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service that demonstrates accomplishment of computer project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge of computer requirements and techniques pertinent to the position to be filled.

For more detail see: http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/sw/quals/

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