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[Met-jobs] Research Scientist opening at Spire's weather office in Boulder, CO

From David Wilson <>
Date Tue, 1 Nov 2016 14:12:46 +0800


Spire Global ( 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.  

For further information on Spire, check out and read Inc Magazine's interview with our CEO Peter Platzer:

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.


David Wilson

Head of Talent, Asia

Spire Global Singapore Pte Limited

28 Maxwell Road #04-07, The Red Dot Traffic Building Singapore 069120


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