Python Developer

Job title: Python Developer

Company: Jacobs

Job description: Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15.0 billion in combined revenue and a talent force more than 77,000 strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit

Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is comprised of 10 companies and is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #11 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News). JSEG has been a primary contractor for NASA since 1989 and supports marquee NASA programs, including the Space Launch System, International Space Station, space optics fabrication, earth and space sciences and advanced propulsion system development. As a partner in NASA’s next generation of space exploration, our jobs are literally history in the making.

Position Description:

Python Developer supporting the Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) project at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in the Science and Technology Office. The SPoRT project is tasked with transitioning unique observations and research capabilities to the operational weather community to improve short-term forecasts on a regional scale. The successful candidate will create cutting-edge software solutions for meteorological research projects in collaboration with senior software developers and researchers.

Python Developer responsibilities include:

  • Creating cutting-edge software solutions in Python to support the research efforts of the SPoRT team
  • Software design and effectively communicating design aspects to end-users
  • Contributing/performing internal code reviews
  • Writing documentation for software developed



Degree in Computer Science or related field required. Degree from an ABET-accredited institution preferred.

Bachelors or Masters

Experience could include the following:

Unix/Linux Programming


Object-Oriented Programming

Understanding of Git/GitHub

Strong attention to detail, and ability to spot inconsistencies and errors in code

Strong communication skills including presentations and documentation

Superior time management skills and capable of working productively with minimal supervision

Desire to innovate and create cutting edge capabilities

Ability to work in a collaborative environment

Additional desired skills:

Understanding of software architectural design

Machine Learning experience

Experience in Cloud Computing Platforms


Understanding of Web Development Languages/Libraries

HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, bootstrap, AJAX, responsive design

Knowledge in web security principles

Experience in Database Management

MongoDB, PostgreSQL

Awareness in Perl, C, and C++ languages

Experience with Atmospheric Science or Physical Science data

The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long range effect on future generations! For more information on why Huntsville is known as “one of the smartest cities in the nation”, check out these websites






Essential Functions

Work Environment:

Telework environment initially (during mandatory telework period for MSFC) then office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (

Physical Requirements:

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).

Equipment and Machines:

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).


Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.

Other Essential Functions:

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.


Expected salary:

Location: Huntsville, AL

Job date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 22:41:02 GMT

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