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Scientific Programmer/Analyst - NOA1938

RCJ Consulting, LLC College Park, MD
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

A Federal Government Contractor, is seeking to fill a position for a Scientific Programmer/Analyst. The successful candidate will support NOAA’s STAR Atmospheric Science and Technology Applications (ASTA) team located in College Park, Maryland.

The Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) is the science arm of the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), and leads the science product algorithms development, calibration, and validation of the products to meet specified requirements.

Duties:

  • Provide science, programming, and algorithm development support for the NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System (NUCAPS) operational retrieval algorithm that utilizes hyperspectral infrared sounder instrument data in conjunction with the data from Microwave satellite sounding instruments. Responsibilities include algorithm maintenance and improvement, development of new operational products, extension of the algorithm to new satellite sensor systems, calibration/validation activities to assess retrieval performance.
  • Work with NOAA government staff, interact with NUCAPS stakeholders, participate in algorithm and product readiness reviews, documentation, presentations and publications.

Qualifications:

MS/PhD with formal course work in atmospheric science, physics, mathematics and computer programming

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Experience in remote sensing retrieval methods and radiative transfer models, especially using infrared and/or microwave measurements
  • Strong mathematical background
  • 3+ years of experience in Fortran
  • 3+ years of experience of IDL and other graphic tools (Matlab, Python, etc.)
  • Familiarity with scientific data formats such as HDF, netCDF, and GRIB
  • Experience with shell scripting

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with satellite data product retrieval algorithms and strong programming skills
  • Experience with real-time and off-line processing of satellite data, managing large volumes of data
  • Teamwork, strong inter-personal skills
  • Strong communication skills, publications and conference presentations
  • Knowledge of AI and Machine learning techniques

Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder to qualify.

RCJ Consulting, LLC

Our goals at RCJ Consulting, LLC is to provide a fast and efficient ramp up time on each and every project to ensure that our client's short term needs to meet with zeal. RCJ Consulting, has twenty years of professional experience with Commercial industries such as areas as Software Development, Hardware Engineering, System Engineering, Network Engineering, Java,. Net, Oracle, Cyber Security, Program Management, Corporate positions such as Chief Financial Officer, Program Managers, Software Architects, System Architects, Mobile Engineers, Team Leads for various technical areas. Our services are available for virtual, on-site, part time or full-time basis for consulting engagements to include project based work such as Proposal Support for pipelining talent as well as providing pre-screening services to fit various labor categories. We also provide consulting in the areas of compensation mapping, job description development, benchmarking industry standards, recruitment strategies that will enable our client's to find the best candidate for the position in a timely manner. RCJ monitors current trends in contract recruiting that will assist us in providing the best-recruiting services and solutions for our clients immediate and long term needs.

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