[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Associate III Programmer/Meteorologist, Colorado State University
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Working Title Research Associate III Programmer/Meteorologist
Posting Number 201500618AP
Position Type Admin Professional/Research Professional
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range Salary is commensurate with experience and
Desired Start Date 11/30/2015
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Posting Date 10/09/0015
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm
(MT) on 10/25/0015
Description of Work Unit
The Boulder Branch of the Cooperative Institute for Research in the
Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University seeks to fill a
professional scientific position for its collaborative research as a
Cooperative Institute with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) Global
Systems Division (GSD) in Boulder, Colorado (office will be in Boulder).
The Evaluation and Decision Support Branch (EDS) ofGSDdevelops systems
for operational users who require display of and interaction with
real-time weather data. In collaboration with the National Weather
Service, external contractors, and cooperative institutes,
anEDSpredecessor developed the basic Advanced Weather Interactive
Processing System (AWIPS) that is currently used by all operational
forecasters within theNWS. For example, a key function ofAWIPSis the
generation of warnings or hazard information for severe weather events
such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods. While the newAWIPSII system
is being developed by a contractor,EDShas been tasked with the
integration of a variety of applications to enable forecasters to work
more quickly and efficiently for both routine tasks and in critical
weather situations.AWIPSII uses service-oriented architecture and is
written primarily in Java/Eclipse and Python. An agile software
development approach is employed and feedback from users is translated
into software improvements in an iterative manner.AWIPSII is an evolving
platform into which advanced observational, forecasting, communications,
computational, and display capabilities can be integrated. Future system
and workstation activities will need to stay abreast of developments in
scientific visualization, spatial data representation and management,
software development and framework technology, as well as
three-dimensional display and volume rendering.
The successful candidate will be responsible for participating in the
design and development ofAWIPSII applications using Python, Java, and
Eclipse. Applications will involve graphical tools that assist
forecasters in generating digital forecasts as well as transforming this
information into a variety of text, graphics, and imagery.
The work includes interaction with operational users to gather
requirements and feedback. Some travel may be required.
Required Job Qualifications
- A Bachelor’s degree in computer or physical science or a related
technical field of study is required.
- At least 5 years of experience in the professional field.
- At least 3 years’ experience programming in an object-oriented
language such as Python, Java or Eclipse is also required.
- Good working knowledge of Python, Java and Eclipse
- Must have developed major pieces of code in one of these languages
Preferred Job Qualifications
-Demonstrated creativity in developing unique solutions to new or
- Effective in communicating ideas with management and colleagues.
- Knowledge of software engineering, meteorology or earth science is
- Reliable, self-motivated, and comfortable working in an agile,
creative and team environment.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are
expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to
diversity and inclusion.
Quick Link For Posting http://jobs.colostate.edu:80/postings/18290
Special Instructions to Applicants
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check
(required for new hires)
Search Contact jennifer.raab at colostate.edu
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that
is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed,
color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability,
veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal
opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to
achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado
State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding
non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal
Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
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