Agency: Smithsonian Institution
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First consideration may be made 14 days after the opening date. Selection may be made at the grade 11 or grade 12 level. If selected at the grade 11 the employee may be non-competitively promoted to the grade 12 level, upon the recommendation of the supervisor, based on the position classification as well as the qualifications and satisfactory performance of the employee.
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is part of what is arguably the largest and most diverse astrophysical institution in the world, where the staff carries out a broad program of research in astronomy, astrophysics and earth and space sciences. If you would like to join this exciting organization, apply today!
The NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Project within the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is seeking a software developer. The ADS was originally conceived and developed over 20 years ago as a system to support the discovery and retrieval of data from the NASA Astrophysics missions and the scholarly literature about them. Today, the ADS finds itself as the central discovery engine for astronomical information, used nearly every day by nearly every astronomer. Moving into its third decade, the ADS continues to serve the research community while remaining at the forefront of the massive technological and sociological changes occurring in the field of scholarly communication. By joining our group you will be actively supporting the discovery, dissemination and reuse of scientific publications and data!
The project is looking for a highly-motivated full-stack developer interested in joining a dynamic team of talented individuals architecting and implementing the new platform. The primary responsibility of the employee is the design, development, and support of the ADS front-end applications (including the new search interface) as well as the implementation of the user database, login system and personalization of the new software platform
- Pre and post background investigation
- May be required to serve a one-year probationary period
- Direct deposit electronic funds transfer required for salary payment
- First consideration may be made 14 days after the opening date
- This is a career ladder opportunity with promotion potential to grade 12