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.
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
US Citizenship required with the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance
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
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