Meteorology Data Analyst – College Park, MD

The Implementation and Data Services Branch in the National Centers for Environmental Prediction is accepting applications for a Meteorology Data Analyst.

 

Date posted

Oct. 9, 2019 12:00 am

Application deadline

Dec. 9, 2019 12:00 am

Organization

Implementation and Data Services Branch (IDSB) in the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Central Operations (NCO)

Location

  • United States

Job description

Background

This position will support the Implementation and Data Services Branch (IDSB) in the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Central Operations (NCO). The IDSB supports the implementation, maintenance, and Tier-2 support of the operational data flow on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) High Performance Supercomputing (HPC) systems and on NOAA’s Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP) virtual cluster systems. The team is responsible for troubleshooting and correcting problems to the flow of data in real time during normal work hours and on a rotating 24/7 on call basis. 

Position Description

Will analyze, evaluate, plan and implement data flow modifications in time-critical operational situations using coding languages such as C, C++, JAVA, UNIX script, PYTHON and PERL on a High Performance Computer as well as Linux virtual machines. Will perform requirements analysis for operational software systems and the preparation of software solutions from those requirements. Will work with forecasters, scientists and software developers on the transfer and support of observational, satellite, and numerical weather prediction data within an HPC and LINUX VM environment. Will also: 

  • Utilize Configuration Management principles in the design and implementation of system changes.
  • Utilize software project management methodologies to track and complete major implementations.
  • Provide call back support during non-standard hours.
  • Support applications written in multiple programming languages and select appropriate programming language and utility routines or adaptations. Code, test, debug and document the application used to manage data flow.
  • Provide customer support concerning any operational issues and ensure that implementations and upgrades are properly coordinated and tested.
  • Work in a team environment to provide operational support. 

Required Skills

8 – 10 years of experience analyzing, evaluating, planning and implementing scientific data flows, preferably meteorological data. Must have experience working in a Linux/UNIX environment using the command line interface. Must be familiar with programming and scripting languages such as Python, C/C++, Perl, FORTRAN, SQL, PHP, HTML and Bash, JAVA, and UNIX script. Requires experience communicating and collaborating with a wide variety of individuals; software testing, troubleshooting and requirements gathering and analysis; and have basic knowledge of data transfer protocols, such as FTP, SCP, rsync, etc.

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