Atmospheric Scientist - Military veterans preferred

2020-03-16
SAIC (www.saic.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Omaha
Nebraska
68106
United States

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

 

SAIC is looking to hire an Atmospheric Scientist to join our team supporting the Air Force weather community and the TADS contract in Omaha, NE. 

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for applying knowledge of atmosphere processes in order to analyze and predict weather elements.
  • Works on an integrated team with NWP scientists, data scientists, and software engineers to develop new methods for analyzing and forecasting operational weather, to include the global cloud field.
  • Applies weather knowledge to help with algorithm development and refinement of new analysis and forecasting tools and techniques.
  • Verifies and validates new techniques.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on operational weather forecasting and analysis for Air Force weather operations.
  • Apply weather analysis and forecasting knowledge to help develop, verify, and refine numerical weather prediction techniques for Air Force weather operations.
  • Verify output from numerical weather prediction tools against observational data, including surface observations, sounding data, and satellite observations.
  • Analyze satellite data from various sources to understand global weather patterns, particularly the global cloud field
  • Perform applied research on exploitation of numerical model output and observational data to improve NWP tools.
  • Develop reports and forecasts from the analysis of weather and climate data, as needed, to support numerical model development.
  • Use computer models that analyze data about the atmosphere.
  • Create weather maps and graphics, as needed.
  • Leverage weather balloons, radar systems, satellites, and sensors to monitor the weather and collect data, as required.
  • Analyze historical weather and climate information such as cloud data, precipitation, and temperature records, to identify trends and patterns that may be exploited for NWP applications
  • Understand and predict global and regional weather patterns.

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS:


B.S. in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science with 5 years operational weather forecasting experience, or equivalent knowledge

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of NWP systems such as GFS, WRF, MM5, and/or the UK Met Office Model
  • Air Force weather forecasting experience
  • Experience validating/verifying numerical weather prediction models and/or algorithms
  • Experience with satellite meteorology and cloud forecasting
  • Familiarity with weather data formats including, but not limited to, METAR, GriB, Grib2, NetCDF, and satellite data formats

Desired Skills:

  • Experience developing and/or improving operational NWP systems
  • Experience developing weather software systems using Python and/or FORTRAN
  • Experience with Air Force CDFS-II cloud modeling and analysis systems

Desired Qualifications