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.
- 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.
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
- 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.