IT Specialist (APPSW)
Cambridge, MA
Share
Job Description

    Duties

    Summary

    This is the position of Information Technology Specialist (Applications Software) in the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Project, High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

    Responsibilities

    The ADS built a highly scalable and feature-rich platform using a modern development stack: a custom build of the open-source search engine Solr, a highly responsive UI engineered on top of React, a high performance distributed brokerage system, and cloud-based hosted services with Kubernetes in Amazon Web Services. The primary programming languages are Python, Java, and JavaScript. The employee is a highly-motivated system developer experienced in administering key components of software infrastructure, including search engines, relational databases, and cloud-based microservices. The developer is part of a small, agile team of talented, like-minded individuals who are solving difficult problems as a team.

    1. Manage ADS's cloud-based computing infrastructure and system operations, ensuring the security, stability and scalability of the ADS services and its data

    2. Work with team members to ensure software modules are production-ready, manage their deployment and monitoring

    3. Collect metrics about system operations and service usage to support system monitoring, usage tracking and reporting4.

    4. Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders in the design and development of new capabilities and the maintenance of existing functionality

    5. Perform other duties as may be required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Job Type Full-time