[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Associate III Programmer/Meteorologist, Colorado State University

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Oct 8 06:27:02 MDT 2015


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.

Position Summary 	

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 
unusual problems.
- Effective in communicating ideas with management and colleagues.
- Knowledge of software engineering, meteorology or earth science is 
highly desirable.
- Reliable, self-motivated, and comfortable working in an agile, 
creative and team environment.

Diversity Statement 	

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 

      Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants 	
Conditions of Employment 	Pre-employment Criminal Background Check 
(required for new hires)
Search Contact 	jennifer.raab at colostate.edu
EEO Statement 	

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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