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Software Developer I, Desktop Apps

AccuWeather Careers
New York, NY
  • Posted: May 10, 2022
  • Full-Time

AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania, and other offices around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their lives and get more out of their day through innovative digital media properties, such as and mobile, as well as AccuWeather For Business (AFB), radio, television, newspapers, and the 24/7 AccuWeather Network.

Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. Among AccuWeather's many innovative and award-winning features free to the public are MinuteCast® Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™. Further, AccuWeather serves more than half of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of businesses globally.


Want to be part of a team that is at the forefront of developing and maintaining cutting edge desktop software that is used by the AccuWeather forecasting department to create mission critical and lifesaving warnings and forecasts? We are looking for a Software Developer that displays an interest in and passion for technical design, development and problem solving; someone who likes to analyze and build systems and help identify areas of improvement.

Reporting directly to the Manager, Core Weather Technologies, this position will be responsible for developing and maintaining AccuWeather's innovative SmartWarn desktop application. Leveraging modern technologies and architectural approaches, you will translate forecasting and meteorological needs into world class, high performing code and systems. You will demonstrate skill in multiple technologies, solve technical problems, and collaborate with peers and stakeholders in an Agile-based environment, to deliver both real-time data and best of breed experiences that cater to a global audience.

  • Develop functional, efficient, and well-structured code, and test artifacts
  • Work closely with design teams to graduate mockups to functional interfaces/features
  • Leverage client and server-side technologies to build modern components for desktop applications
  • Work closely with Forecasting, Product, and Design to develop innovative user experiences
  • Prototype, test, and iterate upon new features
  • Ensure established processes and standards are followed
  • Contribute to an enthusiastic, positive, work environment
  • Other duties as assigned

  • BS/BA in related discipline or 1-3 years' experience in related field
  • Some development experience and knowledge of modern programming languages such as C++, Google Go, C#, and Java
  • Knowledge of modern scripting languages such as CSS and JavaScript
  • Demonstrated experience building desktop applications (C++) and desktop UI (Qt framework)
  • Demonstrated experience in object-oriented computer programming methodologies
  • Linux operating system knowledge
  • Basic understanding in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) such as Esri, MapBox, and Leaflet
  • Understanding of version control systems and CI / CD processes (Git, Terraform, Jenkins, Docker, Azure DevOps, etc.)
  • Self-driven; good problem-solving skills; adaptable and willing to learn
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and analysis in bringing successful resolution to small-to-moderate projects
  • Understanding of unit testing frameworks and tools
  • Understanding of security principles, standards, and conventions
  • Remote candidates in Canada and the United States are being considered for this opportunity
  • In the United States, AccuWeather is only able to hire team members in the following states due to taxation purposes: CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI and WY.

AccuWeather is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster here and its supplement here . The pay transparency policy is available here .

AccuWeather is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

AccuWeather Careers


New York, NY
10261 USA



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