Satellite Product Analyst

MAXIMUS has an opening on the SMOMS NOAA contract at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, MD.


Date posted

Nov. 15, 2019 12:00 am

Application deadline

Jan. 15, 2020 12:00 am




  • United States

Job description

Satellite Product Analyst

Job LocationsUS-MD-Suitland

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Job Description Summary

The Maximus SMOMS team supports operations at the NOAA Environmental Satellite Processing Center. We are responsible for ensuring reliable operation of the systems that decode the data coming from weather satellites, make images, perform scientific analyses to make higher level products, and make these products available to National Weather Services (NWS) local forecast offices, NWS supercomputers running advanced numerical models, and a host of other users at NOAA, other government agencies, international users and more.

Work at other NOAA facilities may be required periodically.

Due to the 24/7 nature of our operations and the “life and property” requirements of our customers, the Scientific Programmer will occasionally need to work outside normal business hours to address off-hours problems.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Solid understanding of basic meteorology
  • Short-term forecasting experience, especially of snow
  • Experience with interpreting satellite imagery
  • Basic knowledge of satellite remote sensing (active and passive)
  • Experience interpreting and applying weather model output
  • Assist in the production of SOPs and weekly presentations
  • Occasionally attend professional conferences and present posters
  • Ability to meet daily hard deadlines to ensure product distribution
  • Ability to occasionally work weekends and holidays
  • Work at other NOAA facilities maybe required periodically

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Meteorology or related discipline and 2 years of related work experience; or an advanced degree without experience; or equivalent work experience

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