Thread: Scientific Programmer

Started: 2016-10-17 17:25:22
Last activity: 2016-10-17 17:25:22
Douglas Given
2016-10-17 17:25:22
Institution: US Geological Survey
Open Until: 2016-11-02

Scientific Programmer
Multidisciplinary Position: Physical Scientist, Geophysicist, Computer Scientist

United States Geological Survey, Department of Interior
Earthquake Science Center at Caltech Seismological Lab
Pasadena, CA

*U.S. Citizenship is required.*

US Geological Survey is seeking a scientific programmer to participate in the design and development of the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system. ShakeAlert is a mission-critical, geographically distributed system with processing centers in Seattle, Berkeley, Menlo Park and Pasadena. The main testing and monitoring center is in Pasadena. See: shakealert.org.

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.

This is a multidisciplinary position that may be filled by a physical scientist, geophysicist, or computer scientist.

This is a permanent, full-time position with the USGS, Earthquake Science Center office located in Pasadena, CA

Starting salary:
GS-11: $66,137
GS-12: $79,272
GS-13: $94,264
MAIN DUTIES

· Participate in the design and development of the ShakeAlert earthquake early warning (EEW) system including the overall system architecture in a distributed Linux environment, establishing performance standards, system testing, and system performance monitoring.

· Write new and modify existing computer code (C++, Java, Python) to implement real-time geophysics-based modules for the production version of the ShakeAlert EEW system.

· Develop scientifically valid solutions to problems within the system.

· Ensure that code, configurations, and procedures are well documented, checked into the project code management repository, properly tested and certified.

· Communicate and coordinate with other project partners and does work based on priorities and consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments.

QUALIFICATIONS:

For GS-11: Three years of graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree in physical or computer science or other directly related field of study OR one year of appropriate professional experience that is in or directly related to the duties of the position to be filled if it is equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service, and if it equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

For GS-12 & 13: One year of appropriate professional experience that is in or directly related to the duties of the position to be filled if it is equivalent to at least the next lower GS level in the Federal service, and if it equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

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

How to Apply:

YOU MUST APPLY ON-LINE AT: http://www.usajobs.gov

Search for announcement numbers below:

SAC-2016-0485 – current or former Federal employees
SAC-2016-0445 – all others

* Closing date is November 2, 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.

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