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Scientific Application Programmer/ Analyst

Job ID: 2401453
Location: COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2024
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Scientist
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 an outstanding scientific programmer/analyst to manage and integrate physics parameterizations in the Common Community Physics Package (CCPP) for the Unified Forecast System (UFS). The CCPP-physics contains the parameterizations and suites that are used by the UFS applications. The candidate’s work will involve 1) managing CCPP-physics code repositories at NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), 2)
integrating new and updated physics parameterizations into the CCPP, 3) supporting the testing, debugging, evaluation and research-to-operation transition of physics parameterizations in the UFS applications, 4) participating in the development of community-based CCPP framework and
CCPP physics parameterizations and, 5) participating in the development of the UFS and ensuring the consistency between physics and dynamics and other components in the UFS.

The candidate will perform the job duties in an independent, collaborative and initiative way, applying innovative methods for the primary work areas, and collaborate with others to improve the performance of physics parameterizations in the UFS. The candidate will also work with external collaborators to develop and improve atmospheric physics parameterizations and accelerate research-to-operation transition processes.


Required Skills and Education:

● Advanced skills and knowledge of modern programming languages, such as
FORTRAN90 and Python.
● Advanced skills and knowledge of High Performing Computing on various platforms
using MPI, OpenMP, Slurm, LSF, etc.
● Advanced knowledge of modern software development practices and version control
software, in particular Git/GitHub/Gitflow.
● Advanced knowledge of atmospheric physics parameterizations.
● Experience working in a UNIX environment with advanced shell scripting languages
● Ability to perform complex work in a fast-paced environment

  • Bachelors Degree and 5 years of experience

Desired Qualifications:
● Experience with the CCPP and the UFS applications.
● Experience with the development of earth system models.
● Familiarity with agile software development and CI/CD DevOps practices
Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in a team environment and communicate effectively
using good oral and written communication skills.

  • Masters Degree is preferred

Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder to qualify (please indicate in your cover letter).with the ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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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