The Joint Polar Satellite Systems (JPSS) Program (www.jpss.noaa.gov) is a NOAA project (under the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service [NESDIS]) developing a weather satellite observing system, consisting of three spacecraft, and a ground system capable of managing those spacecrafts. The ground system includes antenna stations, network and telecom, telemetry and commanding, as well as data processing and distribution. The ground system developed under the JPSS program is utilized by the NESDIS Office of Satellite Products and Operations (OSPO) to operationally manage the JPSS spacecraft and the generation and distribution of products.
The Noblis task with JPSS is to provide analysis of the ground segment, as implemented by the program's prime contractor, and assist with developing improvements that either 1) reduce lifecycle cost, 2) enhance usability for the operations team, or 3) increase reliability and sustainability of the ground system.
These software tools will be information dashboards used by stakeholders in a 24x7 operation environment monitoring satellite ground systems. The purpose of the dashboards will be to increase visibility into system configurations, automate business processes, foster knowledge capture and management, optimize communications, and provide increased situational awareness across various stakeholders.
In addition, the Software Developer will assist the Noblis JPSS Program team in the identification, documentation and analysis of requirements for the performance and value of Noblis developed tools.
The Software Developer will primarily do the following:
The candidate will be embedded with the OSPO operations staff onsite at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF) in Suitland, MD, as well as at the JPSS GreenTec facility in Greenbelt, MD. The candidate will have access to both JPSS Program government staff and other JPSS prime and support contractor staff to conduct research, interviews and technical interchange meetings to gather needed information for analysis.
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