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Software Code Manager - NOAA

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Job ID: 1927678
Location: PRINCETON, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Jan 28, 2020
Category: Software
Subcategory: SW Testing
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: No
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Job Description


SAIC is recruiting for a Code Manager within 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 code manager 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. 


Internal modeling software releases are a critical component of a fully-automated workflow, which is an essential capability for keeping long duration simulations executing continuously on large dedicated computer resources.  The workflow system is responsible for managing a simulation from onset to completion and delivery of product(s), including: source code and executable management; data transfer and management between disparate sites; batch job creation and submission; post-processing of generated data;  and the eventual publishing/distribution to the general public via an externally-accessible repository system. Further, enhancing software development processes through modern techniques such as Continuous Integration (CI) and effective use of Cloud resources is essential to address the emerging challenges posed by community development of GFDL model components.

Specific responsibilities :

·  Support MOM6 team outreach activities to the User Community

o Repository management on GitHub

o Respond to and manage pull requests

o Track bugs and issues

·  Develop robust unit tests to be used in a continuous integration environment

·  Provide software documentation, preferably using UMLs

·  Explore cloud computing for Continuous Integration

·  Work with Modeling Systems and the MOM6 team to develop, deploy and support a Continuous Integration framework for the NGGPS applications for which GFDL supplies components

o Support integration of source code developed by scientific teams for periodic modeling software releases

o Participate in comprehensive software release testing

·  Work with Scientists, Modeling Systems, and Technical Services to diagnose and debug root causes for execution failures


  • B.S. in Math, Computer Science, Engineering or Physical Science e.g. (Meteorology, Physics)
  • 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
  • Desired Qualifications


    ·         M.S. / PhD in Physical Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science 

    ·         FORTRAN Experience is highly desired 

    ·         Shell, PERL Scripting - Experience with Massively Parallel Programming concepts and tools e.g. OpenMP - Experience  in Interactive Debugger e.g. TotalView, Allinea


    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 For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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