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[Met-jobs] Senior Scientist Position (SATAVIA)

From Daniel Bannister <>
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Date Fri, 22 Jan 2021 11:36:12 +0000

We’re hiring!


We are looking for a Senior Scientist who will be responsible for running and improving the SATAVIA NWP model and will work closely with the product and development teams to integrate weather analysis into core DECISIONX products. Our NWP model runs on high-performance-compute in the cloud. This role, therefore, has a strong focus on cloud engineering tools and concepts.


View the full job description here:


Company Background

Our Vision is simple: to eliminate 2% of human climate impact by making aviation greener.

SATAVIA applies AI, data analytics, and atmospheric science to make aviation smarter and greener. SATAVIA’s proprietary DECISIONX platform generates a digital twin of the atmosphere, simultaneously enabling smarter fleet condition monitoring (DECISIONX:FLEET) and reduced climate impact through contrail prevention (DECISIONX:NETZERO).

Combining deep connections in the aviation ecosystem with an agile start-up culture, SATAVIA is able to scale quickly and adapt to new opportunities and partnerships. Rooted in scientific and technological acumen and working with leading players ranging from Microsoft to Airbus, SATAVIA embodies an entrepreneurial mindset with the ambition to transform the relationship between aviation and the environment.

We have already assembled an exceptional group of people, combining talent in atmosphere and climate science, aerospace engineering, and full-stack cloud software and data-engineering. We are now looking for passionate and motivated individuals to join our expanding team and help make aviation smarter and greener.

Main Responsibilities

The Senior Scientist will be responsible for:

  • Running SATAVIA’s NWP model
  • Visualising climate model output and other datasets
  • Maintaining operational forecast system
  • Maintaining operational forecast webpages
  • Publish research in peer reviewed journal articles




  • MSc (PhD if no industry experience) in atmospheric science with a track record of at least some relevant scientific publications
  • Solid commercial experience (in industry) of working as a Scientist or a similar role
  • Solid experience of using numerical weather prediction models (particularly WRF)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of UNIX/Linux operating systems and bash scripting
  • Demonstratable knowledge and skills in programming languages (in particular Fortran) and visualization languages (ideally Python and libraries including xarray and pandas)
  • Solid experience with data processing, database programming, and data analytics, including experience with validating climate model output with meteorological observations (in situ and remotely-sensed) and other climatological data sets
  • Familiarity with gridded climate data formats (e.g. netCDF, GRIB, zarr etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of parallel programming on HPC architectures
  • HTML (or similar web-based programming)
  • Strong communication skills and the ability work with external partners and clients as needed
  • Flexibility to work shifts (as and when needed)



  • Experience and working knowledge of MPAS would be beneficial
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure Cloud systems (e.g., Azure Cyclecloud)
  • Experience with running operational forecasting systems
  • Strong background in tropospheric dynamics, fluid dynamics, and/or cloud microphysics
  • Willingness to travel internationally, if and when required



  • EMI Share options scheme available.
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Bonus scheme and annual salary review
  • Annual leave allowance of 33 days (including bank holidays) plus the option to buy/sell up to 5 days’ leave each year
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Private medical and dental insurance
  • Life assurance (Death in service)
  • Income protection insurance
  • Regular social events including pizza lunches and monthly team building/wellbeing activities


Daniel Bannister
Chief Scientific Officer


Park House, 2nd Floor

Castle Park, Cambridge, CB3 0DU, UK






Company Number 8826207, The Registrar of Companies for England and Wales. VAT Registration Number 263199484. Registered office: Park House, Castle Park, Cambridge, CB3 0DU, UK.


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