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

From Bill Conway <>
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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.



  • 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.



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.



·         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

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