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Software Engineer (College Park)

compensation: DOE
employment type: full-time

Position Description
Will perform mostly back-end development in support of NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS). The full stack consists mostly of PHP, Perl, and Python. Our front end is JavaScript, but the long-term goal is to modernize the application user experience by utilizing new technologies such as Angular.js, Node.js, or Vue.js. May contribute using various languages such as PHP, C++, Perl, Python, and Java using both OOP and functional programming paradigms. Applications will include standard software tools and/or services for decoding, calculation and display of scientific data including observational, numerical forecast models, and forecast products; for creating and editing graphical products; and to transform such graphics into alternative data formats such as BUFR, GRIB, GIF, and agency-specified formats. Will play an integral role in the design/re-design of the program, and lead coding efforts to implement the design. Specific activities will include:

* Optimizing application code for high performance on UNIX-type workstations as well as LINUX servers and to ensure efficient use of computing resources in general.
* Lead modernization efforts for existing applications
* Lead efforts to consolidate and unify data dissemination to application users.

Required Skills
4 - 8 years of experience with PHP, Perl, and writing code in one or more programming or scripting languages. Must have experience with PHP and Perl. Experience with Python, JavaScript, planning and prototyping new applications, frameworks and languages, and learning and testing new technologies, required. Must also be able to:

* Decide which technologies and languages are best for the project
* Design the architecture of the components of an application
* Build and test Application Program Interfaces (APIs)
* Refactor and optimize existing code
* Document code so other developers can understand and contribute to it
* Fix bugs in existing projects
* Review colleagues' code
* Contribute to implementing an agile product development environment
* Effectively communicate technical information and work status accurately and reliably to project leads and managers.
* Strong customer service skills for interacting directly with federal staff or equivalent.

Desired Skills
* Experience with Angular.js, Node.js, and/or Vue.js.
* Experience with Jira and Confluence
* Experience with Git and GitLab CI/CD
* Experience in AGILE development.
* Certified Scrum Master or Agile Certified Professional certifications

Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident and be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.

BS in computer science, physics, meteorology, related discipline, or equivalent.

Submit resume to ERT's Career Opportunities Web Page at:

Earth Resources Technology, Inc. (ERT)
ERT is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer - All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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