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NOA2206 Senior Scientific Programmer Analyst (SSPA)

Company: I.M. Systems Group
Location: College Park
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

I.M. Systems GroupLocation: US-MD-College ParkJob ID: 2021-1258Category: ScientificOverviewIMSG is looking for a candidate to manage and integrate atmospheric model physics parameterizations within the Common Community Physics Package (CCPP) ( https://dtcenter.org/community-code/common-community-physics-package-ccpp ) under the Unified Forecast System (UFS) framework ( https://ufscommunity.org/science/aboutinfra ). The candidate's work will involve 1) managing physics code repositories at NCEP/EMC, 2) integrating new and updated physics parameterizations into the CCPP and the UFS, 3) supporting the testing, debugging, evaluation and research-to-operation transition of physics parameterizations in global and regional atmospheric models and fully coupled earth system models, 4) participating in the development of community-based CCPP infrastructure and CCPP physics and, 5) participating in the development of the UFS and ensuring the consistency between physics and dynamics and other components of the earth system models.ResponsibilitiesThe 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 representation of physics parameterizations in the UFS. The candidate will also work with external collaborators to develop and improve atmospheric physics parameterizations and speed up research-to-operation transition processes. QualificationsDemonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas:Required: Advanced skills and knowledge of modern programming languages and object-oriented 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.Knowledge of earth system modeling and atmospheric physics parameterizations. Experience working in a UNIX environment with advanced shell scripting languagesAbility to perform complex work in a fast-paced environmentAt least ten (10) years of experience in at least one (1) of the following:Advanced programming for optimized applications of science problems on large-scale computers;Demonstrated ability to optimize FORTRAN or FORTRAN-like code for multiprocessor computers;Numerical analysis of multi-dimensional partial differential equations or statistical analysis of geophysical problems;Database management system, structured analysis and design methodologies; and/orSystem management and integration of different computer platforms and systems with application to atmospheric, oceanographic, land surface, or cryospheric modeling.An advanced degree (e.g. M.S.) from an accredited institution in Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, or other Geophysical Sciences, Engineering, Computer Sciences, or Mathematics.Desired: Experience with the CCPP package and the UFS applications. Experience with the development of physics parameterizations.Familiarity with agile software development and CI/CD DevOps practicesFamiliarity with cloud computing and containerizationDemonstrated ability to work efficiently in a team environment and communicate effectively using good oral and written communication skills. Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder to qualify (US Citizen must live in US for 3-5 years prior to application) (please indicate in your cover letter). To Apply Please apply online at https://careers-imsg.icims.com . In your cover letter, please indicate the following information: 1) Timeline of availability 2) Citizenship Status 3) Salary requirements for considerationsNOTE: Provide three ReferencesIMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran and Disability friendly. Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination ProvisionPI160768703

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