Scientific Programmer Analyst II with Security Clearance

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Alpha Omega Integration LLC

Alpha Omega is an award-winning Federal IT Solutions provider. Since its inception in September 2016, we have grown from a start-up to a $100m/year business. Alpha Omega’s growth stems from our mission focus: to make the US Government the best in the world. We achieve that via advanced capabilities in the areas of Design & Product Management, DevSecOps & Cloud Engineering, Intelligent Automation, and Cybersecurity. Our consistent growth has fostered a series of accolades including Inc. 5000 and Washington Technology’s Fast 50 awards for five consecutive years, Virginia Business Best Places to Work ten years in a row, and Maryland Technology Council’s 2022 Government Contract of the Year over $50 Million Dollars award, to name a few. We are seeking passionate federal IT professionals to join our team. Come support our nation’s government agencies and make a difference! Why Us? We have H.E.A.R.T.! Alpha Omega’s Core Values – (H) harmony, (E) engagement, (A) accountability, (R) resourcefulness, and (T) tenacity- collectively are an acrostic reminder of the values that guide the work we do. We foster a culture that recognizes and rewards hard work. Our H.E.A.R.T. program invites colleagues and managers from across the organization to recognize each other for living out our core values. Spotlighted employees enjoy a detailed nomination about their core-values-aligned actions which are then shared with their manager. Ready to embark on a rewarding, challenging, and fulfilling career in the Federal IT Solutions space? Come grow with us! Job Title: Scientific Programmer Analyst II
Clearance Required: Public Trust
Work Location: Near a following Location: Silver Spring, MD; Stennis, MS; Boulder, CO; Asheville, NC (primarily remote work)
Estimated Salary Range: $75k-$85k Alpha Omega is recruiting to staff the recent award for the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information Data Stewardship Division (DSD), which works with NOAA and the broader community to provide and maintain the core tools, systems, services, policies, and procedures that enable long-term information preservation, dissemination, and service delivery in a cost-effective, efficient, and reliable manner. Its four branches, Data Operations, Archive, Software Engineering, and Data Access, ensure conformance with the principles, activities, and responsibilities of an Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Reference Model Archive (Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems, 2012; ISO 14721); follow established NOAA, Department of Commerce, and Executive Office policies; and maintain a reliable and effective infrastructure of hardware, software, processes, and procedures to ensure the long-term preservation of NOAA’s information products and services. Responsibilities: Scientific Programming: Converts scientific, engineering, and other technical problem formulations to formats that can be processed by computer. Resolves symbolic formulations, prepares flowcharts and block diagrams, and encodes resultant equations for processing by applying extensive knowledge of branch of science, engineering, or advanced mathematics, such as differential equations or numerical analysis, and understanding of capabilities and limitations of computer. Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision
Archive Documentation:
Utilize standard templates to document new or revised archive projects.
Provide detailed status reports on the progress of each priority archive documentation project on a weekly basis.
Coordination and Communication:
Coordinate Archive Implementation and Maintenance requirements with internal and external stakeholders.
Support Data Set Readiness Reviews (DSRR) to ensure NCEI is prepared to ingest, archive, and provide access to new and updated archive requests.
Assist in assessing the completeness and appropriateness of new data archive requests against NOAA mission priorities.
Formal Readiness Reviews:
Support and participate in formal readiness reviews, including program-level critical design and operational readiness reviews, ensuring stewardship system readiness.
Project Management:
Configure, operate, and administer project management tools (Jira and Google Sheets) for task status, issue tracking, scheduling, risk management, cost modeling, and performance measurement of archive projects, programs, and portfolios.
Advanced Planning and Support:
Support NCEI administratively in developing annual archive plans, archive recommendation packages, and other advanced planning activities.
Ensure provider metadata adherence to accepted Federal and international standards for data storage, accessibility, metadata, interoperability, and long-term preservation.
Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and Metadata:
Mint and maintain Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) using automated and manual methods.
Develop, create, and maintain metadata for data granules and collection metadata records.
Data Stewardship and Best Practices:
Develop, create, and maintain Data Stewardship Maturity Model assessments, related metadata, and Data Stewardship Maturity Reports (DSMR).
Identify and document best practices and implementation strategies for standards related to collection and granule metadata.
Administrative Support:
Administer accounts and group permissions for NCEI’s automated collection metadata editing application, CoMET.
Guidance and Support:
Support data providers and managers by providing guidance on archive-related tools, templates, checklists, standards, and processes.
Knowledge Base Development:
Promote the development of a reusable Stewardship Support Team knowledge base by providing reports of submitted inquiries, timelines, and adjudications.
Operational Archive Records:
Assist NCEI data managers with requests to update operational archive records.
Required Skills/Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) or equivalent in a related field.
2 to 4 years of experience in a related area.
Strong web development skills (CSS, JavaScript, Angular/React, etc.)
If you are a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual with a passion for scientific programming and data stewardship, we encourage you to apply. Join our team and contribute to the advancement of critical projects in environmental information preservation and dissemination. Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with it. Alpha Omega Integration, LLC (Alpha Omega) is committed to the development of a creative, diverse, and inclusive work environment. In accordance with the law and our organizational values, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as “protected status)”. Final hiring decisions at Alpha Omega will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA, women, people over 40, and differently-abled folks are strongly encouraged to apply.

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