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    The Sciences and Exploration Directorate, Earth Sciences Division, Global Change Data Center (Code 610.2) is seeking an experienced individual to serve as Project Manager for the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). The GES DISC is one of twelve national EOSDIS Distributed Active Archive Centers (DAACs) that offer Earth science data, information, and services to research scientists, applications scientists and other users. With a focus on Atmospheric Composition and Dynamics, Precipitation and Hydrology and Global Modeling, the GES DISC: partners with flight projects, principal investigators and other organizations to support operational data acquisition, processing, archival, preservation and distribution; and leads the development of on-line tools and services that facilitate data and information discovery, access, visualization and utilization.


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    As a Scientist or Computer Engineer specializing in data systems, you will be responsible for providing overall direction for the GES DISC. This includes: development of annual workplans; responsibility for a multi-million dollar budget; planning to support mission and science requirements from project, program, national and international partners; development of advanced information processing tools to enhance the analysis and delivery of scientific data; and leading a team of engineers, scientists, operators, and system administrators responsible for developing and operating the system.

    Manage all activities necessary to ensure the efficient development and operation of a data system that meets all science and project requirements. The scope of this work includes: adaptable data services applications for data discovery, visualization and access; integration of new data products from satellite missions, assimilation models and field experiments; sustaining engineering and development of the data system infrastructure software and hardware.

    Represents the GES DISC for interfaces with project and program elements, project scientists and principal investigators, the scientific community and the GES DISC User Working Group. Applies an understanding of science and other community practices in finding, accessing and using the resulting data products. Develops mechanisms to continually evaluate progress, reassess requirements, and evaluate performance metrics related to GES DISC operation and data distribution. Seeks out and advocates development of advanced information processing tools to enhance the analysis and delivery of scientific data and information in support of Earth and space science research activities.

    Presents at science and data system conferences and workshops. Develops external contacts, seek potential partners and write proposals for new work. For example, providing data system and services support for new missions or new models; finding creative ways to combine or contrast heterogeneous data; demonstrating innovative approaches to data management or provisioning of user services; and demonstrating the viability of new technology such as cloud based data services.

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