SAIC is looking for a Research Scientist Senior- Meteorology
This is a Remote position and may be worked from anywhere in the United States
The candidate will serve as a integral member of an atmospheric sciences research and development (R&D) team for the US Navy Research Laboratory (NRL) Marine Meteorology Division in Monterey, CA that develops advanced Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) support products for the US Navy.
The candidate will perform work in one or more of the following NRL research areas: Global and mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP); coupled modeling of the atmosphere, ocean, waves, and ice; global and mesoscale ensemble prediction systems; and global and mesoscale data assimilation (DA).
Global NWP tasks include, but are not limited to:
- Global NWP Model spiral development using the Navy Global Environmental Model (NAVGEM) or other global forecast models’.
- Real-time tests for NAVGEM or other global models, and their associated DA systems, on Defense Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) hardware and local and cloud-based High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms.
- Developing code and scripts for NAVGEM or other global model Ensemble Prediction System (EPS). Improve EPS performance by increasing the resolution of the system, multiple physics packages, perturbation of physical parameters, and alternative ensemble construction and initialization methods.
- Examining the metrics of specific METOC phenomenon of high interest to the US Navy, such as the frequency of occurrence of high-speed near surface winds, and larger-scale teleconnection phenomenon, such as the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO).
- Investigating and evaluating the representation of the MJO in NAVGEM or other global models and assess the correspondence between clouds, radiation and precipitation.
- Developing an execution strategy to migrate global model software code between various HPC architectures.
- Developing flexible best practices for real-time data transfer of METOC observations, and post processing of data staging strategies to maximize the HPC compute cycle to minimize wasted cycles or storage space.
- Using the Navy Earth System Model (NESM) or other global coupled forecast models to conduct earth system prediction research and contribute to coupled global model spiral development.
- Developing code and scripts to enable and optimize the coupling and running of the components (atmosphere, ocean, ice, and wave) systems in NESM or other global coupled system using the Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF) and National Unified Operational Prediction Capability (NUOPC) standard.
Mesoscale NWP tasks include, but are not limited to:
Required Education and Experience:
- Masters Degree in Meteorology, Oceanography, Physical Science, or in a related Mathematics and Engineering fields.
- Shall have at a minimum 10 years of demonstrated global/mesoscale numerical weather prediction (NWP) or data assimilation (DA) experience.
- NWP focus: Must act as the primary point-of-contact for the development of operational global and/or mesoscale NWP systems including ensemble weather prediction systems and scripting for the management of operational job submission and data processing tasks, including error handling; provide recommendations for resolution of research issues related to global and/or mesoscale problems; must have demonstrable LINUX High Performance Computing (HPC) skill and adaptation of solutions for the operational environment.
- DA focus: Must act as the primary point-of-contact for the development of operational global and/or mesoscale DA systems including ensemble and hybrid DA systems and scripting for the management of operational job submission and data processing tasks, including observation data handling and error handling; provide recommendations for resolution of research issues related to multi-scale DA problems; must have demonstrable LINUX High Performance Computing (HPC) skill and adaptation of solutions for the operational environment.
- Must have demonstrable experience working as a project team member.Demonstrated experience publishing peer-reviewed scientific literature, software documentation, or Navy guides and/or handbooks.
- Experience in support of Government research is required.
- Must possess Interim Secret clearnace with the ability to obtain and maintain Secret clearance
- Demonstrated experience in meeting Navy METOC operational requirements.
- Three-to-five years of experience developing, testing, and transitioning Navy operational NWP software systems.
- Three-to-five years of experience developing, testing, and transitioning Navy operational DA software systems.
- Three-to-five years of experience publishing peer-reviewed scientific literature, software documentation, Navy guides and/or handbooks, Navy climatologies and port studies.
Target salary range: $100,001 - $125,000. The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.
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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