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    Summary

    This is the position of IT Specialist (Back Office Developer/Data Analyst) in the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) Project, High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The ADS serves a corpus of more than 15M scientific articles with more than 134M citations to a worldwide community of astronomers, researchers and librarians with hundreds of thousands of requests per day. 

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    Responsibilities

    The ADS system uses a modern development stack: a custom build of the open-source search engine Apache 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 responsibility of the employee is to enhance the ADS back-office architecture, improving the data processing pipelines and the public cloud-based API, as well as developing new functionalities to give support to the search engine and ADS natural language processing / machine learning / deep learning plans.

    Duties may include, but are not limited to:

    1. Function as a part of a team to develop new ADS data processing pipeline features to expand ADS search capabilities, ensuring its reliability and scalability
    2. Function as a part of a team to develop new ADS API features and services to support the community needs and ADS machine learning / deep learning plans
    3. Apply established data analysis / modeling techniques to explore metrics, and identify improvement opportunities for proactive detection of data problems
    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

    In addition to the duties at the grade 11 listed above, duties at the grade 12 may include but are not limited to:

    1. Design, develop new ADS data processing pipeline features to expand ADS search capabilities, ensuring its reliability and scalability
    2. Design, develop new ADS API features and services to support the community needs and ADS machine learning / deep learning plans

    In addition to the duties at the grade 12, duties at the grade 13 may include but are not limited to:

    1. Design, develop new production-ready ADS data processing pipeline features to expand ADS search capabilities, ensuring its reliability and scalability
    2. Design, develop new production-ready ADS API features and services to support the community needs and ADS machine learning / deep learning plans

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

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