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Application Programmer - NOAA

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Job ID: 191255
Location: PRINCETON, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Sep 10, 2019
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

SAIC is recruiting for an Application Programmer for our NOAA GFDL program. This individual will be supporting climate code and algorithm transitions to new computing architectures and paradigms, in a structured team environment. The programmer will also participate in various algorithm improvements and code optimization initiatives, as well as serving as a Model Support liaison between Scientists and the Modeling Services team for the purposes of scientific code development. Attending code reviews, planning development meetings, Running Computer Climate Models for the purposes of regression testing and Documentation of production software are other roles included in this position.


This position requires writing, editing, and maintaining computer programs that solve scientific problems. Gathering requirements from scientists, preparing flow charts, developing/writing code, testing and debugging programs, and writing associated documentation.


The ideal candidate (1) Reviews, analyzes, and modifies applications including encoding, testing, debugging and documentation; (2) Analyzes and resolves problems associated with applications; (3) Detects, diagnoses, and reports related problems and troubleshoot users' applications problems; (4) Assist with code optimization, tuning, performance issues and should be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.


The candidate should be able to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A substantial degree of creativity and latitude is required.


The ideal candidate will be focused on:

Modernizing the model's core infrastructure layers for message passing and input/output.

Managing the lab's model code on gitlab/github:

Merging updates into our main development and master streams.

Creating regression testing and official release tags.

Implementing continuous integration tests.


Qualifications

  • B.S. in Math, Computer Science, Engineering or Physical Science e.g. (Meteorology, Physics) and 3+¬†years of related experience (or comparable experience/degree)
  • Proficiency in Linux and basic Linux administration - Proficiency in Modern Programming Languages e.g. (C, C++)
  • 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
  • Technical Writing Experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Independent self-starter
  • US Citizenship required with the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance


Desired Qualifications

 
  • M.S. / PhD in Physical Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science
  • FORTRAN Experience is highly desiredShell, PERL Scripting - Experience with Massively Parallel Programming concepts and tools e.g. OpenMP - Experience in Interactive Debugger e.g. TotalView, Allinea
  • Experience with source code control systems i.e. code repositories e.g. SVN, GIT




Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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