Job ID: 2309616
Location: PRINCETON, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Jul 21, 2023
Subcategory: SW Testing
Shift: Day Job
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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The GFDL Vortex Tracker is a software package that analyzes the output of computer weather models to diagnose the forecast tracks and intensities of tropical cyclones and provide output that is used as forecast guidance for hurricane forecasters and emergency managers. This vortex tracker has been the de facto standard for decades and is used widely within the atmospheric sciences community. It is used both for operational forecasting applications as well as for use in evaluating the tropical cyclone forecasting capabilities of models that are being used in the research & development process. The tracker is written primarily in modern Fortran and can read model output that is encoded in either GRIdded Binary (GRIB) format (Versions 1 and 2) or in NetCDF format. It can handle data from both global and regional models, including regional models that have moveable grids.
Previously, the tracker was distributed by the NCAR Developmental Testbed Center as a simple tar-archive download under Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project funding. As the last release from DTC occured in 2018 and user support ceased in 2021, the individual use versions have diverged from a common codebase. There is a need to coalesce the various individual updates into a single stream and establish the GFDL Vortrex Tracker as a community-developed GitHub project adhering to accepted standards.
We are looking for an early- to mid-level career individual to help manage our efforts in developing and maintaining the GFDL Vortex Tracker GitHub community repository. This individual needs to have some experience with programming in a language such as Fortran, Python, or C.
The specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
· B.S. in Math, Computer Science, Engineering or Physical Science e.g. (Meteorology, Physics) and 2+ years of related experience (advanced degree can be substituted for experience)
· Proficiency in Linux and basic Linux administration - Proficiency in Modern Programming Languages e.g. (C, C++)
· Experience managing code and repositories
· Candidate must be willing to learn other languages e.g. FORTRAN - Demonstrated ability to learn new programming languages and technical skills
· Professional knowledge in one or more physical science fields
· Experience with source code control systems i.e. code repositories e.g. SVN, GIT
· Technical Writing Experience
· Good communication skills
· Independent self-starter
· US Citizenship required with the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance
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