[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Scientist: research weather forecast systems- Spire, Boulder CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Nov 1 10:46:34 MDT 2016

Spire Global (www.spire.com <http://www.spire.com>) is looking for an 
experienced Research Scientist to join our team in Boulder, CO. If 
you're interested, please read the following description and apply 
directly via the link provided.

Apply here: http://spire.com/careers/?gh_jid=495783 

For further information on Spire, check out and read Inc Magazine's 
interview with our CEO Peter Platzer: https://goo.gl/ydA6VW 

Research Scientist - Spire, Boulder CO

Background: Spire Global is seeking a NWP (Numerical Weather Prediction) 
modeler for the implementation and validation of its research weather 
forecast systems in order to test the value of large numbers of Radio 
Occultation (GNSS-RO) soundings. Spire Global is seeking a NWP modeler 
to join Spire’s global model validation team to implement and improve 
Spire modeling systems for data testing. This is an exciting opportunity 
for motivated scientists to team work with NWP modelers, data 
assimilation and computer scientists in Spire as well as scientists from 
around the world to assimilate unprecedented large amounts of GNSS-RO 
satellite data to make weather forecasts better. The successful 
candidates will join the NWP research team at Spire branch office in 
Boulder, Colorado, USA.

Responsibilities and Qualifications for Research Scientist

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will work with Spire NWP team 
members to assess and test large amounts of R-O data in Spire’s research 
global model. Responsibilities will include following tasks:


    Preparing initial data, processing output data, running and
    monitoring Spire’s global validation model daily forecasts.


    Undertaking the control and parallel experimental runs with
    different model configurations to examine model sensitivities to
    improve weather forecasts.


    Testing, integrating and maintaining various diagnostic and graphics
    packages in Spire global validation modeling system,


    Working with team members to run model simulations and diagnostic
    packages to assess the impact of GNSS-RO data on weather forecasts,
    in particular, high-impact weather events.



    Applicant must have a MS or PhD degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric
    Science, or equivalent working experience in using NWP models for
    forecasts or research.


    High efficiency in programming: Modern Fortran language, C, Matlab,
    Python, for debugging and optimizing codes in Linux/Unix environment
    are required.


    Experience in the use of graphical display packages (e.g. NCL,
    GrADS) for NWP model output is required.


    Experience and knowledge in writing UNIX scripts to handle NWP model
    output to produce statistics, diagnostics, and graphics is desirable,


    Demonstration of the ability to work as part of a development team
    is necessary.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on the receipt 
of applications and continue until the positions are filled.

Annual Salary:Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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