Computer Engineer, AST, Ground Data Systems
The Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate (AETD), Software Engineering Division, Software Systems Engineering Branch (Code 581) is looking for several experienced individuals to serve as a Senior Ground Systems Engineer for one of several major projects at the Goddard Space Flight Center (such as Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), Restore-L, and Space Network Ground Segment Sustainment Project (SGSS)).
Due to a system outage, this vacancy has been amended to extend the closing date from 6/2/2017 to 6/5/2017.
This vacancy announcement is being re-advertised. Applicants who applied under GS17D0073 must re-apply to be considered.
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As identical vacancies are identified, additional selections may be made.
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In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, you must have one year of specialized experience to the next lower grade, which has equipped you with the particular competencies needed to successfully perform the duties of the position described above.
To qualify for the GS-14 grade level, applicants must have one year specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-13) developing, integrating and testing, operating, and maintenance of ground system architecture.
To qualify for the GS-15 grade level, applicants must have one year specialized experience at the next lower grade level (GS-14) serving as a technical lead or technical authority in providing end-to-end ground systems engineering which includes development, integration and testing, operations, and maintenance of ground system architecture.
Please list your General Schedule (GS) equivalency on your resume for every federal position you have held.
To receive consideration, your resume MUST contain your complete degree information (i.e., type of degree-received, year degree received, and major area of study). If you have received a degree in Computer Science, you MUST list all courses you have taken which meet the education requirements as stated in the qualification requirements section as well as the semester hours awarded. You MUST include the descriptive title, course code, and number of semester/quarter hours. (i.e., CMSC-435-Software Engineering, 3 Semester hours) If this information is not provided, your education may not be appropriately evaluated and you may lose consideration for this position. Please note that degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. If you are selected for this position, you will have to provide an official copy of your transcripts prior to entering on duty.
Basic Education Requirement: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major study in Aeronautical Engineering, Aeronautics, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Astronautical Engineering, Astronautics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering, Ceramics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science*, Earth and Planetary Science, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics (Pure or Applied), Applied Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Metallurgy, Meteorology, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Engineering Physics, Oceanography, Optical Engineering, Physics, Applied Physics, Engineering Physics, Space Science, Structural Engineering, Welding Engineering or other appropriate physical science or engineering field. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position. *Note: Curriculum must include 30 semester hours of course work in a combination of mathematics, statistics and computer science. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 must be in any combination of statistics and mathematics which includes differential and integral calculus.
Under Executive Order 11935, only United States citizens and nationals (residents of American Samoa and Swains Island) may compete for civil service jobs.