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EED NGAP Cost Analytics PO Principal Software Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking an EED NGAP Cost Analytics PO Principal Software Engineer in Riverdale, MD.


  • The EOSDIS is a core capability in NASA’s Earth Science Data Systems Program.  EOSDIS provides end-to-end capabilities for managing NASA’s Earth science data from various sources – satellites, aircraft, field measurements, and various other programs. For the EOS satellite missions, EOSDIS provides capabilities for command and control, scheduling, data capture and initial processing.  The development and maintenance of the EOSDIS website is led by the NASA EOSDIS Evolution & Development (EED) project. The Earthdata Cloud (EDC) is a commercial cloud based application development environment designed to promote distributed innovation by the NASA EOSDIS application development community.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate development, operations, and sustainment efforts for EDC cloud cost management and analysis within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) delivery model.
  • Produce capability roadmaps for cloud cost management, analytics, and optimization
  • Support direct application development and integration of cloud cost tooling to support cost data collection, estimation, forecasting, trend analysis, outlier detection, and optimization
  • Promote cloud cost aware development strategies to the EDC development community
  • Generate cloud cost optimization recommendations to NASA customer leadership and appropriate EDC application development teams
  • Orchestrate development and operations team efforts through the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) sprint and agile processes.

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8 years’ experience
  • Experience with commercial cloud cost management in one or more of AWS, Azure, GCP
  • Experience identifying user requirements and turning them into implementation user stories.
  • Defining the acceptance criteria to include test cases (progression and regression).
  • Managing a product backlog that is aligned with the Product Roadmap.
  • Demonstrated experience with cloud cost management, monitoring, and/or optimization strategies
  • Experience with data analytics, data modeling, forecasting, and trend analysis within a SAFe / Agile delivery model.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AWS application architecture patterns to include serverless / microservice architectures
  • Experience designing and implementing application infrastructure via infrastructure as code such as Terraform, CloudFormation, Puppet, Ansible, Chef -Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good experience in preparing IT technical documents and communicating technical information to end-users.
  • Energetic, self-motivated, team player that is comfortable using collaboration and open communications.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with full life cycle Software design and development experience on large/complex n-tier client/server applications.
  • AWS Solutions Architect and/or Developer Certification
  • SAFe POPM / Scrum Master Certification

Job Number: 2110141557
Job Location: Riverdale, MD
Duration: 12 months
Input Date: 11/19/2021
Attention: Lucinda Contreras
Address: 900 CIRCLE 75 PKWY SE STE 600
City, State: ATLANTA, GA 30339
800 Phone: 866/224-2745

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