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Meteorologist Developer

Job ID: 2303299
Location: COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States
Date Posted: Mar 9, 2023
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Meteorologist Developer to support the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) and will have direct interaction with scientists within NOAA as well as partners outside of NOAA. This includes; NCEP centers, NWS weather forecast offices, NOAA research facilities, academia, and the NWS Science and Operations Officer community.

Note: The work location is at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, MD.  This hybrid role does offer the ability to work from home 2-3 days per week.

Job responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Collaborate with meteorologists at NCEP, NWS field offices, academia, and outside partners to develop forecast tools for short to medium range time frames regarding hazardous rainfall.
  • Work with partners to develop and implement verification methods to gauge the effectiveness of new forecaster tools applied to operational and experimental forecasts.
  • Will work to provide enhancements that build upon current forecaster tools as well as work to develop new services and forecaster tools.
  • Areas of particular need and interest to be addressed include developing forecaster and verification tools for heavy precipitation associated with fire burn scar areas.
  • Identify pertinent datasets (satellite, land use, and meteorological) and develop forecaster tools which may be implemented on web pages.
  • Use scientific and technical meteorological expertise to develop tools for determination of hazard information.
  • As appropriate, contribute to formal scientific publications, and/or attending off-site conferences, symposia and hazardous-weather-related outreach events.
  • Collaborate to transition forecaster tools developed at WPC and elsewhere within NOAA into operations at WPC and other NOAA offices.
  • Develop web applications using modern industry languages and tools such as, GIS, Python, and PHP.
  • Develop training materials to transition


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years or more experience; OR Master’s Degree and zero plus (0+) years or more experience
  • US Citizen or Green Card holder with the ability to obtain a NACI clearance.  For the Green Card holder to qualify for the clearance they must have lived in the US for a minimum 3 years prior to application.  An EAD is not accepted.
  • Experience with deterministic and ensemble prediction system data sets and their application to hazardous weather diagnosis and prediction.
  • Experience with remote sensing datasets
  • Experience with software development support in a team environment
  • Experience with Python and Unix shell scripting within a UNIX/Linux Environment.
  • Some knowledge of GIS
  • Ability to organize, plan, and complete projects
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills for documentation and presentations
  • Knowledge of weather forecasting - short to medium range
  • Ability to support team initiatives, demonstrate respect for team members, and seek team consensus

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.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

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