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    Salary: $96,656 (Step 01) to $125,651 (Step 10); NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

    There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

    Employee may be required to report to work "on-call" which could include unscheduled weekends, holidays, or to help respond to 24/7 emergency situations.

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    As a Computer Scientist within the Earthquake Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    The incumbent will support the earthquake mitigation mission of the USGS by operating and maintaining the ShakeAlert system; a 24/7 Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) system that distributes rapid warnings of expected strong shaking when an earthquake occurs. This is part of a multi­organizational cooperative project to build and operate a public EEW system for the West Coast of the United States.

    - Installs, operates, configures, debugs, documents, and maintains ShakeAlert software and operational environment.
    - Participates in leading and contributing to implementations and management of virtualized and cloud-based computing environments from inception to completion and serve as the subject matter expert for emerging cloud services and architectures.
    - Plans, coordinates, tests, operates, troubleshoots and maintains server virtualization environments, virtualized storage networks, and cloud-based Paas/laaS environments.
    - Operates, troubleshoots, and maintains computer systems for the development, testing, integration, production, and distribution of rapid automatic earthquake products in an on-call, 24/7 operational environment.
    - Develops, implements, operates, configures, debugs, documents, and maintains AQMS and Earthworm software and related seismological applications that generate, distribute, and archive earthquake information products.
    - Develops new and modifies existing software and scripts to implement various modules for the production version of AQMS and Earthworm, including earthquake detection algorithms and performance monitors.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 1-5 nights per month may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1550 Computer Science

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/541325400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.