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Scientific Programmer

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Job ID: 2300082
Location: GREENBELT, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jan 27, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Research Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Scientific Programmer/Analyst  to support the generation of GMAO’s Global Earth Observing System (GEOS) products, including weather analyses and forecasts, constituent analyses and forecasts, reanalyses, and other gridded datasets. The effort includes  data assimilation and forecast operations, algorithm and workflow development and enhancement, data processing, scientific analysis and data validation, and documentation support.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide support for the generation of products, including weather analyses and forecasts, constituent analyses and forecasts, reanalyses, and other gridded datasets.
  • Interfacing with the NASA Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) supercomputing facility, which manages web servers and database systems.
  • Provide necessary documentation and updates when necessary to stay abreast in the current technological industry and climate.
  • Support Python development efforts within GMAO by providing guidance and answering questions.



  • B.S. degree, or equivalent, in atmospheric science, oceanography or other physical science, mathematics or computational science, plus 2 years of experience in scientific programming.
  • Solid communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Requires a proficiency working on Unix/Linux platforms and writing/managing UNIX shell scripts and/or PERL scrips.
  • Knowledge of FORTRAN programming for parallel architectures
  • Strong Python programming skills.
  • Proven ability to quickly master new programming languages.
  • Demonstrated availability to work well in a team environment.



  • Experience with software engineering and programming with MPI, ESMF, C++, Perl, HTML, Java, GrADS, IDL and/or MATLAB.
  • Knowledge of an Earth science discipline.
  • Experience with parallel processing.
  • Experience working in a large-scale supercomputing environment.
  • Proven experience with, and a strong interest in technical guidance and customer support. 

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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