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Hampton, Virginia, USA

SSAI is seeking a Python Developer/Engineer to support the Climate Science Branch of the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). The candidate will support software development on the Time Interpolated, Spatial Averaging (TISA) team for the Clouds and Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) Project. The candidate will participate in the redesign, implementation and maintenance of the processing software and support tools for the project. The candidate will ensure usage of state-of-the-art software development approaches to improve the current operational systems and tools.

MS degree in Computer Science or BS Degree with at least 3 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience using scripting languages, such as Python
Experience using C, or C++ for object-oriented programming
Experience developing software in a Unix/Linux environment
Experience with batch data processing in Cloud or Cluster computing environments
Experience with version control systems
Knowledge of proper code documentation practices

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Python is one of those rare languages which can claim to be both simple and powerful. You will find yourself pleasantly surprised to see how easy it is to concentrate on the solution to the problem rather than the syntax and structure of the language you are programming in. The official introduction to Python is:

Python is an easy to learn, powerful programming language. It has efficient high-level data structures and a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. Python’s elegant syntax and dynamic typing, together with its interpreted nature, make it an ideal language for scripting and rapid application development in many areas on most platforms.