[ES_JOBS_NET] Atmospheric Science Research Team Lead, Climate Corporation (Seattle, WA)

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Wed Nov 5 20:33:56 MST 2014

*(forwarded from WRF Mailing List):

Atmospheric Science Research Team Lead (Seattle, WA)*

Job Description and Link to Apply: 

The Climate Corporation is looking for an experienced senior-level 
applied scientist to build and manage our Atmospheric Science team. This 
team will be a part of our Science team, which leverages big data and 
cloud computing to tackle real-world problems in atmospheric sciences 
and their relation to farm management and agricultural risk management. 
We work with observational weather data, modeling output, agricultural 
data, remote sensing data, and more. We are looking for a lead 
researcher with expertise in one or more of the fields in our areas of 
active research.

*Active areas of research:*

  * probabilistic weather and climate reconstruction and projection
  * coupled land-surface / atmosphere models
  * numerical weather prediction
  * data assimilation
  * mesoscale meteorology
  * dynamical downscaling
  * ensemble forecasting

*What you will do:*

  * Build a team to deliver top quality weather and climate data to
    internal groups and external products.
  * Mentor and guide other team members on research endeavors.
  * Communicate research results within the quantitative teams and to
    engineering and product teams.
  * Plan and execute short-term, small-team, applied atmospheric science
    research projects, with the ultimate goal of releasing improved or
    novel products.
  * Engage in active research projects in a dynamic, fast-paced,
    collaborative environment.
  * Provide guidance in the development of high-quality, reproducible,
    well-documented research code.
  * Collaborate with engineers to produce reliable, production-scale
    modeling systems.

*What you bring to the table:*

  * Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or related field with 10+ years of
    experience in atmospheric science research and 5+ years of leading
    cutting-edge applied research projects.
  * Strong record of developing and delivering top-quality weather data
    solutions for customers and/or a strong publication record
    demonstrating the required applied expertise.
  * Experience in mentorship and development of junior scientists.
  * Experience with applied statistics.
  * Experience with high performance computing.
  * Drive to solve problems, meet deadlines, and build whatever is
    necessary along the way.
  * Excitement to learn new topics, develop new skills and use new tools.
  * Communication and collaboration skills under pressure.
  * Experience with software development is a plus.
  * Experience implementing algorithms on big data is a plus.
  * Experience working with physical model output is a plus.


*About Us: *

The Climate Corporation's mission is to help all the world's people and 
businesses manage and adapt to climate change. To achieve our mission, 
we have built a unique technology platform to enable, for the first 
time, the real-time pricing and purchasing of customizable weather 
insurance. Managing over 200 TB of data, including 34 trillion+ weather 
simulation data points, 150 billion soil type observations, and more 
than 3 million daily weather measurements, we are one of the largest 
users of Amazon Web Services.

The Climate Corporation is focused on helping farmers protect and 
increase their profits in the face of increasingly extreme weather. At 
the heart of the company is our unique Climate Insights^(TM) technology 
platform, which encompasses our core competencies across weather 
monitoring, agronomic modeling, and weather simulation. This platform 
powers the company's portfolio of technology-based products and 
services, which are revolutionizing agricultural risk management and 
farm management.

At The Climate Corporation, leaving a mark on the world is in our DNA; 
we want to make a lasting and meaningful real-world impact. We relish 
big problems because they are the most interesting to tackle, the most 
rewarding, and typically, the most valuable to solve. We also thrive on 
finding the possible in the impossible. If you are the best at what you 
do, you like solving interesting problems, and you are looking for 
like-minded people dedicated to having a major impact on the world, we 
are eager to talk with you.

*See our video* <http://goo.gl/0hDv3> about what it's like to work at 
The Climate Corporation: ** 


*What We Offer:*

Our team is composed dozens top scientists and engineers. The 
environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with a diverse set of 
top agronomists, statisticians and engineers working together to provide 
the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries, excellent medical benefits, and some of 
the best perks in the industry, including::

  * Opportunities to explore personally compelling topics by
    occasionally taking time to work on independent research projects.
  * Lunch, dinner and a large assortment of snacks and drinks throughout
    the day.
  * Company sponsored outings, including go-kart races, curling, holiday
    yacht parties, sporting events, etc.
  * Participation in workshops and scientific conferences such as NIPS,
    AGU and AMS. We collaborate with research facilities and academic
    organizations. We also have an in-house seminar series given by both
    guest lecturers and our own scientists.
  * Field visits with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our
    products are being used.
  * Encouragement to explore new methodologies and collaborate
    throughout the research process from brainstorming idea to
    pair-programming solutions. Our research platform supports fast
    iterations and development allowing research to make it quickly into
    production. We communicate our research results with other
    scientists and stakeholders in the company.
  * Unique opportunity to make a real world impact - we are solving
    problems that have a massive impact on farmers lives and food security
  * Superb medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits
  * 401k matching program
  * Gym membership discounts

Job Description and Link to Apply: 

Thank you for your time,

Bianca Giusto
Recruiting Team
The Climate Corporation
www.climate.com/careers <http://www.climate.com/careers>

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