Systems Engineer for Geospatial Operations - KB242975
My name is David Slaymaker and my company, Analysts/American Cybersystems is seeking to fill an
exciting full-time System Engineer (SE) position to support the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) at the
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center (http://eros.usgs.gov/). While the Center is
located near Sioux Falls, SD, this is a REMOTE position.
The successful candidate will receive $125,000 to $140,000 (based upon experience) to perform an
integral commission for the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center (LP DAAC, https://lpdaac.usgs.gov), a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) funded project by performing all facets of systems engineering for the USGS Landstat (a geospacial project's archive and access System.
Background Information: The LP DAAC operates as a partnership between the USGS and NASA and is a component of NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). Data scientists, system engineers, user service representatives, and outreach staff work together to support LP DAAC activities and distribute data to the science user community.
What will your job look like?
- The candidate will act as a liaison between IT development groups and business units for the
development and implementation of new systems and enhancement of current systems.
- Evaluate new applications, system requirements, developments in field of expertise, and
evolving business needs to recommend appropriate solutions and alternatives.
- Under general direction, use specialized knowledge or skills to solve complex and unique
problems, or direct the daily activities of a business, technical support, or functional
- Establish priorities for the completion of assigned tasks.
- Use judgment to interpret internal and external issues and develop best practices.
- May direct resources, prioritize tasks and provide guidance to less experienced team members.
- Rely upon experience, interpersonal skills, and broad knowledge of field to ensure task completion in compliance with policies, procedures, and business strategy.
Required Competencies and Skills:
- Minimum 7 years system engineering experience
- Experience with the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
- Ability to understand and develop roadmaps, requirements, operational concepts, and other
- Experience leading teams using both waterfall and agile development methods
- Ability to conduct trade studies for technology upgrades, hardware options, and software
- Ability to plan and manage scope, schedule, and budget
- Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
- Ability to explain technical details and issues clearly to non-technical individuals and be
able to explain system concepts and problems clearly and concisely
- Ability to provide leadership and guidance for a range of tasks from formal software
development to fast paced research and development activities
- Ability to lead and interface effectively with other engineering staff of a multi-disciplined
team, including strong interpersonal and team skills
- Ability to interact with USGS Government customers, external partners, and team members to
develop and deploy ECCOE tools and operational software
- Strong verbal communication and writing skills
- U.S Citizenship or prior 3 years residency in U.S.
- Preferred: Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent
Good-to-Have Skill s:
- Experience in image processing, data archiving systems, database management and design,
software development, etc.
- Experience working with or architecting Cloud solutions
- Experience using SharePoint, JIRA, and Confluence
If you possess the needed skillset/experience and are interested in an exciting and challenging
career in this field, I invite you to apply then call David Slaymaker at 507-two five zero-4420.