Principal Cloud Software Engineer [2022-005]


ITS is seeking a Principal Software Engineer to work in a fast-paced Agile development environment performing operations, design, and development for the NASA Earthdata Cloud.? Earthdata Cloud is a core capability in NASA’s Earth Observing System Data Information System (EOSDIS), which provides end-to-end capabilities for managing NASA’s Earth science data from various sources – satellites, aircraft, field measurements, and other programs. As an Principal Software Engineer on the EED-3 team, you will ensure adherence to operational agreements and polices (including response times), compliance to program and NASA standards and requirements (including Section 508 compliance), leveraging of industry best practices for automation and scalability of assets, and implementation of issue detection and alerts

Required Skills:

• Bachelor degree and at least 10 years of engineering experience.

• Knowledge and understanding of application hosting, with 5 years of experience using Cloud Services in an Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) or Platform as Service (PAAS) environment.

• In-depth knowledge of Amazon Web Services (AWS), including networking and serverless services such as Lambda and Step Functions

• Experience with developing data-driven automation solutions leveraging observability tools like ElasticSearch and Splunk to optimize application services

• Experience implementing cloud security solutions using DevSecOps processes

• Experience optimizing cost for cloud hosted applications and services

• 3-5 years of programming / scripting experience in C++, BASH, Python, Java and Java script particularly within an Agile development environment.

• Experience in supporting infrastructures and operations using DevOps automation tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Terraform.

• Focus on high availability of hardware, data replication, and provide real-time recovery in failure situations

• Familiar with core suite of AWS services related to DevOps, with particular depth in those that are heavily used when providing DevOps automation solutions, including the Management and Deployment services such as Terraform and IAM

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Good experience in preparing IT technical documents.

• A strong desire to automate processes, build software tools, and create infrastructure-as-code solutions in a DevOps environment.

Desired Experience:

• Experience with the UNIX OS.

• Experience with full life cycle Software design and development experience on large/complex n-tier client/server applications.

Desired Certification:

• AWS Solutions Architect

• Red Hat Enterprise (RHCE)

Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field

10+ yrs


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In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the salary range for this role is $110,000 - $135,000. Please note, salary is based on education, experience, and responsibilities.

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