Support Scientist-RTMA, NOA1784

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) is seeking a Support Scientist to evaluate the quality of aviation fields analyzed by the Real Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA) system.


Date posted

Sep. 22, 2017 12:00 am

Application deadline

Nov. 22, 2017 12:00 am


I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG)


  • United States

Job description

NOA1784 Support Scientist-RTMA

College Park, MD

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) is seeking candidates to support the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) to evaluate the quality of aviation fields analyzed by the Real Time Mesoscale Analysis (RTMA) system.  The RTMA is an hourly-updated 2-dimensional variational analysis system that provides gridded analyses of a wide variety of surface weather elements (e.g. 10 m wind speed and direction, 10 m wind speed gust, visibility, ceiling, total cloud cover, 2 m temperature, etc.). 


  • Setting up and executing the quality assessment of the RTMA for aviation needs - which involves scripting, statistical data analysis, high performance computing, and the manipulation of large data sets.
  • Performing statistical analysis and verification of meteorological fields.
  • Running the RTMA system on high performance computing architecture.
  • Facilitating collaboration with project partners, regular reporting, and publishing of pertinent results.


  • M.S. in Atmospheric Science, or related physical or mathematical science.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in two or more of the following areas is required: Atmospheric data assimilation, Python, verification principles or aviation meteorology.
  • Experience with running complex jobs, and processing large amounts of numerical output data on mainframe supercomputers and/or workstations in a FORTRAN/UNIX environment, using advanced statistical and display tools (Python knowledge of Python is desirable).
  • Experience working in a team environment. Good written and oral communication skills are highly desirable.
  • The desire and ability to learn and develop scientific capability is essential.
  • Ability to obtain all necessary security clearances for access to NCEP operational computer systems (requires permanent resident status or US citizenship). 

To Apply: 

Please apply directly to our career portal or website: IMSG or Careers at IMSG  (NOA1784 Support Scientist-RTMA ). Include your resume, three references with contact information and a cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position. Please indicate your timeline of availability and preferred salary level for consideration 

IMSG offers an outstanding benefits package including company paid medical benefits and three weeks paid time off. 

IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran friendly.


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