FedScoop published a list of the thirteen coolest jobs in the federal government.
Some computing-based highlights include:
- Buddy Bland, the Project Manager for the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility, Energy Department. Bland is responsible for running Titan supercomputer and for evaluating proposals for groups that want to use the supercomputer.
- Greg Chirikijian, a professor of mechanical engineering at Johns Hopkins University currently on a rotation at the National Science Foundation (NSF) where he works as the Program Director of the National Robotics Initiative.
- Joseph Harrigan, manages the Internet connectivity and logistics of the NSF’s United States Antarctic Program. Establishing a connection, involves searching for old, polar-orbiting satellites over the poles. This gives the scientists a connection for four to six hours a day. Researchers use that link to send large amounts of data to universities for analysis.
- Josiah Dykstra, a team technical director at the National Security Agency (NSA)’s Laboratory for Telecommunication Sciences where he works to improve the United States’ digital defenses. Dykstra leads a project developing an “augmented reality” headset that will display important notifications to a NSA cyber risk analyst, with hopes to reduce strain and make analysts happier and more productive.
To read more about the thirteen coolest jobs, check out the article on FedScoop.