• Senior Programmer Analyst

    Job Locations US-MD-Suitland
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/29/2019 9:37 PM)
    Requisition ID
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    Regular Full-Time

    Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. With more than 30,000 employees worldwide, MAXIMUS is a proud partner to government agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

    Job Description Summary

    The Maximus SMOMS team supports operations at the NOAA Environmental Satellite Processing and Distribution System (ESPDS). We are responsible for ensuring reliable operation of the systems that decode the data coming from weather satellites, make images, perform scientific analyses to make higher level products, and make these products available to National Weather Services (NWS) local forecast offices, NWS supercomputers, other users at NOAA, US Government agencies, international users and more. The environment consists of multiple data centers connected with high bandwidth circuits, virtual servers, SAN storage, and leading edge monitoring and security controls.

    Job Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Support NOAA’s Product Distribution and Access (PDA) system. This is the portal through which NOAA will distribute near-real-time data from both current and next generation weather satellites. The PDA system interacts constantly with a large Oracle Enterprise database environment. Software to be supported includes data receipt from low-level processing systems, middleware and database that manage the data and creates custom data products for users, and the user portal through which users request products and configure subscriptions for the receipt of those products
    • Supporting the initial delivery of the system from the development contractor and the transition to into production
    • Monitoring, troubleshooting operational problems that arise, and implementing enhancements from the development contractor, devising local code for functions beyond the baseline system functionality (“tailoring”)
    • Share on-call duties for off hours (evenings/weekends/holidays) anomaly response on a weekly rotating basis with other team members

    Minimum Project Education/Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or at least ten (10) years of experience will be considered in lieu of a degree
    • At least eight (8) years of software development experience
    • Must be able to work in team environment
    • Must be able to share on-call duties for off hours (evenings/weekends/holidays) anomaly response on a weekly rotating basis with other team members
    • Key elements of the target software environment include:
    o Java/JEE
    o SQL scripting
    o ActivMQ messaging / Enterprise Service Bus
    o PHP, Python, and Shell scripting
    o RHEL 6 on VM-ware, Windows 7
    o Apache, JBoss, WSO2
    o ClearCase, Subversion

    Additional experience and desired qualifications:
    • C, C++, F95, IDL
    • Tripwire Enterprise and Tripwire Log Center
    • Solarwinds enterprise monitoring and alerting
    • Systems Administration experience in a Windows and/or Linux environment
    • Database programming. Oracle preferred
    • Database administration. Oracle preferred
    • netCDF-4, arcGIS, other meteorological/scientific data formats
    • Minimum 5+ more years’ experience
    • Experience supporting a system in an Enterprise IT environment
    • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills
    • Waterfall and/or Agile SDLC
    • B.S. in engineering or science discipline
    • NASA/NOAA ground system and product generation/distribution experience

    Physical Requirements:
    • Ability to sit for up to 80% of time
    • Ability to lift or carry objects up to 10 lbs.

    Per contract requirements, employees must:
    • United States Citizenship
    • Public trust, eligibility suitability for employment


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    - Lead the development of software solutions that will meet or exceed business requirements; the development effort includes designing and implementing modules to the system specifications, conducting unit testing, troubleshooting issues and producing detailed proposals to resolve issues.
    - May evaluate new coding techniques, tools, modules, and implementation as appropriate.
    - Lead and mentor entry and mid-level developers.
    - Consult on requirements elicitation and definition.
    - Design software solutions per systems requirements.
    - Code software solutions per designs.
    - Code reviews, unit test, and integrate coded modules.
    - Assist other developers in resolving issues by providing guidance and training.
    - Support testing and remediate defects.
    - Support users through troubleshooting and analysis of production logs and data.
    - Investigate new solutions, tools, products, and techniques to incorporate into coding standards.

    Minimum Requirements:
    - Requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years with a Master’s degree; or equivalent experience.

    - Ability to perform complex tasks with minimal supervision and guidance

    - Good verbal and written communication skills

    * Computer Professional Job Profile


    EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.


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