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[Met-jobs] Web Resilience Developer Software Engineer/Programmer II with UCAR/NOAA (USA)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Tue, 5 Jul 2016 10:15:22 +0000

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Web Resilience Developer

Software Engineer/Programmer II

NOAA NWS Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP)

Silver Spring, MD

Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to

4:00 p.m. (MST), Friday, 15 July, 2016.


The UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs, in cooperation with NOAA’s
National Weather Service (NWS)/Office of Dissemination (DISS), is
seeking applications for Software Engineers I/II to support the NOAA
Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) Geographic Information Systems
(GIS) project.

This position involves the development of an interactive Web map viewer
to fulfill NWS mission requirements using the NOAA nowCOAST Framework.
This map viewer will eventually become operational in the NOAA IDP
infrastructure. In addition, the position will also involve the
enhancement of the IDP-GIS data ingest system and web mapping services
to improve efficiencies, implement additional features and
functionality, and process and display additional NWS datasets. This
position is located in the NOAA/NWS/DISS in Silver Spring, MD.

The successful candidate will work with the nowCOAST lead developer to
develop a JavaScript-based Web Map Viewer for NWS using the nowCOAST

The successful candidate will develop and maintain existing Python
scripts that use Arcpy, which are employed for automating Administrative
GIS tasks. Includes data ingestion into the enterprise database as well
as the writing of new custom scripts for datasets that cannot be handled
by the existing ingest scripts.

This candidate will also:

Maintain the web resiliency of IDP-GIS web services hosting
environment (Esri stack or OpenGeo GeoServer stack). Maintenance
will involve restoring IDP-GIS map services back to normal
operations following unplanned outages and will require on-call
technical response during non-business hours.
Assist with implementation of future upgrades of IDP-GIS components
(i.e. administrative scripts, map services, data ingest) and other
NOAA Line Offices into operations in close collaboration with system
administrators and database administrators of NWS/NCEP Central
Operations (NCO).
Test and evaluate GIS packages (commercial, open source, in-house),
associated database technologies, data processing software, and
System monitoring software, perform requirements analysis,
documentation, and translate results into design specifications in
coordination with IDP-GIS development team, NCO, and nowCOAST team.
Continue development in various GIS packages, associated database
technologies, and NOAA’s real-time operational meteorological,
oceanographic, and hydrologic spatial data sets.

Decision Making and Problem Solving

This employee will receive supervision and guidance by the National
Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Weather Service
(NWS)/IDP-GIS Project Manager (PM) and IDP-GIS Project Lead. The
employee will work as a team member on projects as assigned by the

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Experience in the implementation, monitoring, and troubleshooting of
applications in an operational Linux environment
Strong knowledge and experience in computer programming and
debugging, relational database software, version control,
documentation, and client-web architecture and development.
Experience with the implementation and maintenance of GIS map services.
Familiarity with the manipulation of spatial data sets (e.g.
meteorological, hydrologic, and oceanographic data, imagery, and
forecasts) in various formats (e.g. Shapefiles, GeoTIFF, NetCDF,
Strong knowledge and experience in software design principles and
performance optimization.
2 or more years of experience with several of the following software
technologies related to processing and display of geospatial data:

o GIS Software – ArcGIS Desktop and Server, FME, GDAL/OGR, GeoServer
o Databases –ArcSDE, PostgreSQL with PostGIS extension
o Languages/Technologies – Python, JavaScript, Java, Subversion,
Apache, Tomcat, HTML.

Education & experience

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Information Technology or
related field such as Meteorology or Atmospheric Sciences with a
minor in Computer Science or Information Technology along with 4-6
years of experience or equivalent education (e.g. Master's Degree)

Employees of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
and subject to and covered by UCAR policies with respect to all
personnel matters. The selected candidate will receive a fixed annual
salary. Benefits include health and dental insurance, sick and annual
leave, paid holidays, mandatory participation in a retirement fund
(TIAA/CREF), and life insurance. Relocation benefits are not provided
and UCAR will not sponsor a work visa to fill this position.

Please visit the VSP website for application details.


Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to
4:00 p.m. (MST), Friday, 22 April 2016. Thereafter, applications will be
reviewed on an as-needed basis.

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is an EO/AAE who

and encourages diversity in the workplace.

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