Data Science Integration Manager Position

ZedX is currently seeking an experienced Applied Weather Data Scientist.


Date posted

Aug. 15, 2017 12:00 am

Application deadline

Oct. 15, 2017 12:00 am


ZedX Inc.


  • United States

Job description

Data Science Integration Manager Position
Location: Bellefonte, PA, US
Company: ZedX Inc., now part of BASF group

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ZedX Inc., now part of BASF group, is a globally-recognized provider of multiscale, weather-based analytics and models in support of agriculture production decision making.

ZedX is currently seeking an experienced Data Science Integration Manager to join our scientific software team. The selected individual will be responsible for development and operation of ZedX’s core meteorological data acquisition and processing systems in Bellefonte Pennsylvania (USA). He or she will interface with the company’s advanced weather analytics and agricultural modeling teams. Position seniority and compensation will depend on the level of a candidate’s expertise and experience. The position will require occasional short-term travels in the United States and internationally.

The ideal candidate should have at least three years of experience in the management of data for meteorological applications, with a good understanding of deterministic modeling, machine learning and statistical analysis. He or she should have an optimistic, forward-thinking, and be comfortable working collaboratively with other employees in an agile, innovative team environment. Applicant should be able to set realistic timelines for completing tasks and be capable of meeting critical deadlines.

Job Requirements 

Candidate should be a team player, self-motivated, self-reliant, and have strong communication, writing, and problem-solving skills.  He or she would report to the Head of Technology. Interested individuals must meet the following minimum requirements.

  • Ph.D. or M.S. degree in Geography, Meteorology or related sciences, or any applicable Engineering field that emphasizes data science. BS degree with sufficient background and qualifications will be considered.
  • Fluent in speaking and writing in English.
  • Ability to manage the integration of different computer languages.
  • Proficiency in working in UNIX/LINUX environments with open source tools.
  • In-depth understanding of geospatial data and familiarity with open GIS technology.
  • Experience with ingesting and processing large volumes of weather data from public and private sources and applying quality assurance and quality control tests.
  • Experience with a wide range of weather data formats (binary, ASCII, GRIB, NetCDF, HDF, etc.).
  • Understanding of the science and data requirements for developing algorithms that support real-time decision making.
  • Ability to create analytic solutions for challenging weather-based products, especially those related to radar, satellite, station, and grid weather datasets.
  • Working knowledge of graphical tools (i.e. grads, matplotlib) for displaying meteorological data.
  • Able to collaborate closely with systems engineering teams to transition software from development to operations, and provide ongoing high-level technical support as necessary.
  • Familiar with state-of-the-art software documentation standards.

Job Application 

Interested individuals should submit a resume and provide examples of their technical accomplishments. Candidates must be willing to be tested for their level of expertise, and for their writing and problem-solving skills as part of the application process. 

About ZedX

ZedX Inc., now part of BASF group, has been a leader in the development of information technology (IT) products and services for the agriculture sector since 1987. ZedX is known for its innovation and custom solutions for growers, consultants, universities, government and industry. It is globally recognized for its integration of weather, plant, pest, and management models in support of production decisions and food security at all spatial and temporal scales important to agriculture. ZedX has stayed true to its mission for thirty years to build advanced knowledge systems and concomitant IT tools to ensure abundant food and a healthy environment for a growing population, and to support the foundations of sustainability. Additional information is available on our website ZedX Inc.

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at BASF

ZedX employee pay scales are competitive in the industry and are commensurate with education, experience, and years with the company. The company offers a competitive benefits package. (

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Applied Weather Data Scientist - ZedX


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