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Scientific Software Programmer

Company: Guidehouse
Location: Augusta
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Family :
Software Development & Support (Digital)
Travel Required :
Up to 10%
Clearance Required :
Ability to Obtain NACI
What You Will Do :

  • Assist in adapting National Weather Service's (NWS) Metrological Development Lab (MDL) software system to include, ingest, and store observations and model data for statistical analysis.

  • Assist with creating new or improving existing probabilistic guidance for use in or by the National Blend of Models (NBM)

  • Perform a variety of programming and data processing assignments associated with upgrading the LAMP system as input into the NWS NBM.

  • Produce an archive of the data for use in development and testing of the system.

  • Modify NWS MDL's software as necessary for developing statistical equations and thresholds.

  • Evaluate the results of the developed equations and thresholds to determine improvement.

  • Assist with the implementation of upgraded systems.

  • Assist with making the new guidance available for use in the NBM.

  • Incumbent will perform other assignments and duties as required.

  • Test the code and evaluating the updated products; and assist with writing documentation and preparing presentations.

  • Assist MDL scientists with writing documentation and preparing presentations.

    What You Will Need :

    • Bachelor's degree in Meteorology, Physical Science, or Computer Programming.

    • 2-8 years' experience in related area Software Development

    • In lieu of degree, additional 4 years of experience is required

    • 2-8 years of experience in Unix or Linux shell scripts

    • 2-8 years of experience in FORTRAN or other computer programming languages

    • 2-8 years of experience with Python programming

    • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

    • Exceptional customer service skills.

    • Strong time-management and prioritization skills.

    • Ability to communicate applicable technical matters to management and others.

    • Applicants must be a Permanent Resident or US Citizen

    • Must be able to pass the government background investigation

      What Would Be Nice To Have :

      • Master's degree in Meteorology

      • Knowledge of the principles of meteorology and weather forecasting.

      • Experience with GIS packages (e.g., ArcGIS).

      • Experience with image display software for displaying meteorological fields.

      • Experience with Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) principles and techniques

      • Basic knowledge of statistics, including familiarity with statistical methods used in atmospheric sciences (i.e. linear regression, typical verification scores).

      • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

      • Experience working on supercomputers.

      • Experience with software version control such as subversion or git.

      • Knowledge of National Weather Service operations, products, and services.

      • Existing favorable Tier 1 adjudication is highly desirable to facilitate NWS supercomputer access.

        The annual salary range for this position is $75,000.00-$112,500.00. Compensation decisions depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, security clearances, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.
        What We Offer:
        Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.
        Benefits include:

        • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

        • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

        • Parental Leave

        • 401(k) Retirement Plan

        • Group Term Life and Travel Assistance

        • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance

        • Health Savings Account, Health Care & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

        • Transit and Parking Commuter Benefits

        • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

        • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development, Certifications & Learning Opportunities

        • Employee Referral Program

        • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

        • annual membership

        • Employee Assistance Program

        • Supplemental Benefits via Corestream (Critical Care, Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Legal Assistance and ID theft protection, etc.)

        • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

          About Guidehouse
          Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.
          Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
          If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.
          Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Keywords: Guidehouse, Augusta , Scientific Software Programmer, IT / Software / Systems , Augusta, Georgia

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