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Computer Scientist at United States Geological Survey – Earthquake Science Center

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Employer: United States Geological Survey – Earthquake Science Center

Expires: 06/06/2020

The USGS Earthquake Science Center has an open position for a Geophysicist/Computer Scientist. The Earthquake Science Center (ESC) of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program is seeking a software developer with database administration experience, to support our real-time seismic monitoring projects.  This position is being offered in Menlo Park, CA. Projects within the USGS ESC oversee the operation of the Northern California Seismic Network, the National Strong Motion Network and the associated data acquisition and processing systems as part of the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS). These networks and associated processing systems are designed to ensure reliable recording of earthquakes, compute seismological and engineering parameters for earthquakes within seconds of their occurrence, automatically and accurately deliver that information to the public and emergency response agencies, and to archive data, data products, and metadata for the benefit of the seismological research and engineering communities.As a Computer Scientist or Geophysicist within the Earthquake Science Center, some of the specific duties will include: * Develops code related to scientific application programming interfaces and for seismic data acquisition, transformation, and distribution.* Modifies and maintains existing software to correct coding defects, adapt it to new hardware, interfaces, features, and improve performance.* Designs, develops, implements, and maintains database management systems and related software for providing data access and exchange according to specification, optimal database structures, high availability, and data integrity.* Participates in many aspects of the software development lifecycle: requirements generation, design, code, verification and test, maintenance, and support; and overall integration of software modules and other subsystem components, both commercial and custom.Apply online at Open to all US citizens: Open to current & former federal employees with status: