[ES_JOBS_NET] Software Engineer Programmer Position at NOAA-GFDL

Aparna Bamzai aparna at ou.edu
Wed Dec 2 09:02:21 MST 2015


*Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to 4:00
p.m. (MST), Friday, 22 January 2016.Thereafter, applications will be
reviewed on an as-needed basis.*

The UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs, in cooperation with NOAA’s
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) is seeking applications for a
Software Engineer/Programmer III to support the GFDL empirical statistical
downscaling science project.  This position is located on-site at the
NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), Princeton, New Jersey
and may have the option of teleworking part-time.

The successful candidate will review, design extensions to, and lead
software implementation efforts for a modular software infrastructure used
to conduct statistical downscaling experiments on Unix-based computer
systems. Requires expertise in the R & Python programming languages and in
modular programming practices. Code review, (re)design planning, and
prioritization to be pursued in concert with team members.

This candidate will also:

   - Define, evaluate, organize, and execute software testing methods,
      focusing on the accurate addition of new algorithms and functionality,
      reproducibility of results across software version releases, consistency
      across multiple Unix-based hardware platforms, and the analysis &
      enhancement of software performance.
      - Support and participate in the analysis of statistical downscaling
      experiment results, including the expansion of a set of statistical
      analysis software tools to be co-developed with project scientists and
      their collaborators.
      - Ensure that the software infrastructure ingests and produces large
      volumes of netCDF data files that adhere to CF (Climate and Forecast)
      metadata standards and are consistent with data management practices.
      - Consistently demonstrate solid communication skills (including
      preparation of written documentation for developers and users, exchanging
      ideas with team members during planning sessions, contributing to the
      preparation and/or review of scientific and technical manuscripts) and
      comfort working and problem-solving as part of a modest-sized,
      interdisciplinary team.


   - Education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor of Science in
      Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Earth & Atmospheric
Sciences, or
      related field and 6 to 10 years of computer programming experience
      associated with statistics and/or data analysis
      - Master’s Degree preferred.

Aparna Bamzai
University Assistant Director
South Central Climate Science Center
Phone: 405-325-0539
Web: http://southcentralclimate.org/
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