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[Met-jobs] Meteorological Programmer for International Systems - Weather Decision Technologies, Norman, Oklahoma

From Bill Conway <bconway@wdtinc.com>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:32:47 +0000

Weather Decision Technologies, Inc. (WDT) is seeking to hire a Meteorological Programmer to work on international projects which involve innovative and cutting-edge technologies that form the foundation of our products and services. WDT is a growing Norman-based weather company focused on providing world class severe/hazardous weather detection, prediction tools, and numerical modeling solutions to our global clients.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, test, and maintain operational software related to various aspects of WDT’s new and previously delivered international meteorological decision support systems.
  • Take on role of technical project lead, and coordinate system development and quality assurance activities involving other WDT staff in support of international projects.
  • Interface with international client users to ensure systems are performing as expected, provide hands-on support, and interact with other WDT staff to ensure issues are addressed with excellence.
  • Support the director of the International Business Unit in obtaining metrics and case studies from existing systems for use in new proposals and marketing materials.
  • Interact with WDT’s meteorological content and infrastructure teams in support of technologies that are common to domestic and international systems.
  • Perform on-site system delivery and integration at various international locations and assure customer satisfaction.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

The successful candidate is someone who is passionate about the use of computer science and technology to enhance operational meteorology and meets the following technical requirements:

  • BS or MS degree in meteorology with at least one year professional experience.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and high attention to detail.

  • Programming experience under a Linux OS environment in any or all of the following languages/packages:  Python, Perl, C, C++, NCL, and Fortran.
  • Strong software programming skills and an ability to work with a wide variety of data formats.

·         Highly customer oriented and sensitive to cultural differences that exist outside the US.

  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines in a sometimes fast paced environment.
  • United States citizen or permanent US work visa.

 

DESIRED:

·         Knowledge and experience in any or all of the following: radar meteorology, satellite meteorology, numerical weather prediction, statistical techniques.

·         Project management and coordination experience.

·         Experience with the WRF modeling system, WDSS-II, McIDAS and/or other similar meteorological systems.

·         Knowledge of typical meteorological data formats such as NetCDF, GRIB, etc.

·         Subversion experience.

·         Web programming capabilities a plus.

 

 

Salary will be commensurate with the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

 

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@wdtinc.com



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