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[Met-jobs] Atmospheric Science Research Team Lead at The Climate Corporation

From Bianca Giusto <bgiusto@climate.com>
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Date Fri, 3 Oct 2014 17:09:36 -0700

Greetings!

The Climate Corporation is looking for an experienced senior-level applied scientist to build and manage our Atmospheric Science team. This team will be a part of our Science team, which leverages big data and cloud computing to tackle real-world problems in atmospheric sciences and their relation to farm management and agricultural risk management. We work with observational weather data, modeling output, agricultural data, remote sensing data, and more. We are looking for a lead researcher with expertise in one or more of the fields in our areas of active research. 

Please see the job description below and apply through the link if you are interested.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me directly at bgiusto@climate.com

Thank you for your time,

Bianca Giusto
Lead Recruiter, Science Team
The Climate Corporation
Current Openings



Atmospheric Science Research Team Lead  (Seattle)

The Climate Corporation is looking for an experienced senior-level applied scientist to build and manage our Atmospheric Science team. This team will be a part of our Science team, which leverages big data and cloud computing to tackle real-world problems in atmospheric sciences and their relation to farm management and agricultural risk management. We work with observational weather data, modeling output, agricultural data, remote sensing data, and more. We are looking for a lead researcher with expertise in one or more of the fields in our areas of active research. 

Active areas of research:

  • probabilistic weather and climate reconstruction and projection
  • coupled land-surface / atmosphere models
  • numerical weather prediction
  • data assimilation
  • mesoscale meteorology
  • dynamical downscaling
  • ensemble forecasting

What you will do:

  • Build a team to deliver top quality weather and climate data to internal groups and external products.
  • Mentor and guide other team members on research endeavors.
  • Communicate research results within the quantitative teams and to engineering and product teams.
  • Plan and execute short-term, small-team, applied atmospheric science research projects, with the ultimate goal of releasing improved or novel products.
  • Engage in active research projects in a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative environment.
  • Provide guidance in the development of high-quality, reproducible, well-documented research code.
  • Collaborate with engineers to produce reliable, production-scale modeling systems.

What you bring to the table:

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or related field with 10+ years of experience in atmospheric science research and 5+ years of leading cutting-edge applied research projects.
  • Strong record of developing and delivering top-quality weather data solutions for customers and/or a strong publication record demonstrating the required applied expertise.
  • Experience in mentorship and development of junior scientists.
  • Experience with applied statistics.
  • Experience with high performance computing.
  • Drive to solve problems, meet deadlines, and build whatever is necessary along the way.
  • Excitement to learn new topics, develop new skills and use new tools.
  • Communication and collaboration skills under pressure.
  • Experience with software development is a plus.
  • Experience implementing algorithms on big data is a plus.
  • Experience working with physical model output is a plus.

 

About Us: 

The Climate Corporation’s mission is to help all the world’s people and businesses manage and adapt to climate change. To achieve our mission, we have built a unique technology platform to enable, for the first time, the real-time pricing and purchasing of customizable weather insurance. Managing over 200 TB of data, including 34 trillion+ weather simulation data points, 150 billion soil type observations, and more than 3 million daily weather measurements, we are one of the largest users of Amazon Web Services.

The Climate Corporation is focused on helping farmers protect and increase their profits in the face of increasingly extreme weather. At the heart of the company is our unique Climate Insights™ technology platform, which encompasses our core competencies across weather monitoring, agronomic modeling, and weather simulation. This platform powers the company’s portfolio of technology-based products and services, which are revolutionizing agricultural risk management and farm management.

At The Climate Corporation, leaving a mark on the world is in our DNA; we want to make a lasting and meaningful real-world impact. We relish big problems because they are the most interesting to tackle, the most rewarding, and typically, the most valuable to solve. We also thrive on finding the possible in the impossible. If you are the best at what you do, you like solving interesting problems, and you are looking for like-minded people dedicated to having a major impact on the world, we are eager to talk with you.

See our video about what it’s like to work at The Climate Corporation: http://vimeo.com/63381109

  

What We Offer:

Our team is composed dozens top scientists and engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with a diverse set of top agronomists, statisticians and engineers working together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries, excellent medical benefits, and some of the best perks in the industry, including::

  • Opportunities to explore personally compelling topics by occasionally taking time to work on independent research projects.
  • Lunch, dinner and a large assortment of snacks and drinks throughout the day.
  • Company sponsored outings, including go-kart races, curling, holiday yacht parties, sporting events, etc.
  • Participation in workshops and scientific conferences such as NIPS, AGU and AMS. We collaborate with research facilities and academic organizations. We also have an in-house seminar series given by both guest lecturers and our own scientists.
  • Field visits with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used.
  • Encouragement to explore new methodologies and collaborate throughout the research process from brainstorming idea to pair-programming solutions. Our research platform supports fast iterations and development allowing research to make it quickly into production. We communicate our research results with other scientists and stakeholders in the company.
  • Unique opportunity to make a real world impact - we are solving problems that have a massive impact on farmers lives and food security
  • Superb medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits
  • 401k matching program
  • Gym membership discounts


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