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Scientific Programmer - Level I (LAMP)

Scientific Programmer - Level I (LAMP)

Job Location 
US-MD-Silver Spring
Regular Full-Time
Position Duration 
Public Trust Or ability to obtain a Public Trust

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Ace Info Solutions, Inc. (AceInfo) is a leading Federal contractor with a focused vision: empower our clients, challenge our employees, and grow our business. Founded in December 2000, we are deeply committed to ensuring quality and customer satisfaction. We have a mature corporate infrastructure, strong management, and quality practices. AceInfo is a trusted IT partner to the Federal Government, and we help various agencies transform and strengthen their processes, operations, infrastructures, and security practices to help them further their critical missions.


For over 15 years, we have successfully managed large and significant Federal programs. We have proven experience prioritizing client satisfaction, project quality, and providing innovative, cost-effective solutions to Federal  clients.


AceInfo is prime on 95% of our contracts, is headquartered in Reston VA, and has geographically dispersed office locations throughout the country, to include: Kearneysville, WV; Chesapeake, VA; Fort Collins, CO; Boulder, CO; Quantico, VA; Kansas City, MO; Bowie, MD; multiple Washington, DC Metropolitan locations, and project presence in 23 states in all time zones. We offer excellent benefits and salary packages including free medical/dental/life insurance premiums for staff members. We offer relocation assistance, excluding Internship positions.  



AceInfo is currently seeking a Scientific Programmer Level - I (LAMP) to support our federal project, in Silver Spring, MD 



Position Overview:


The LAMP system produces objective guidance based on the statistical interpretation of numerical weather prediction models. Providing gridded forecast guidance for the aviation community, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is a primary objective. Contractor support includes assisting team members in writing software for MDL’s statistical interpretation system and developing objective forecast techniques that improve the NWS suite of weather guidance products. Contractor support is for the development and implementation of the Gridded LAMP system, as well as the traditional station-based LAMP guidance which will be used as an input into Gridded LAMP. Gridded LAMP guidance will be an input into the National Blend of Models.


The contractor will assist in the update and development of improvements to the LAMP system for the benefit of the NWS and the aviation community.  Focus will be given on improving both station-based LAMP guidance as well as gridded LAMP guidance for the elements of ceiling height and visibility and other aviation-related weather elements



Position Description:


We are seeking a Scientific Programmer to perform a variety of programming and data processing assignments associated with upgrading the LAMP system as input into the NWS National Blend of Models. Candidate must have a solid background in meteorology and the principles of software design, development, and testing. Assignments include writing and modifying programs and scripts necessary for including new observations  and model output into point-based and gridded LAMP; data processing; testing the code and evaluating the updated products; and assisting with writing documentation and preparing presentations.  Incumbent will perform other assignments and duties as required 


  • Assist in adapting MDL software system to include, ingest,  and store observations and model data for statistical analysis
  • Produce an archive of the data for use in development and testing of the system
  • Modify the LAMP software as necessary for developing statistical equations and thresholds
  • Evaluate the results of the developed equations and thresholds to determine improvement
  • Assist with adding Gridded LAMP probabilities to the LAMP system 
  • Assist with the implementation of upgraded LAMP and Gridded LAMP systems
  • Assist with making the new guidance available for use in the National Blend of Models
  • Assist MDL scientists with writing documentation and preparing presentations




  • Bachelor’s degree in meteorology, physical science or computer programming
  • Meteorological skill should be consistent with at least a BS in meteorology
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Experience in computer programming with skills in the following areas:
    • Experience in Unix or Linux shell scripts
    • Experience in FORTRAN


  • Master’s degree a plus.
  • Experience with GIS packages (e.g., ArcGIS)
  • Experience with image display software for displaying meteorological fields
  • Basic knowledge of statistics, including familiarity with statistical methods used in atmospheric sciences (i.e. linear regression, typical verification scores)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Experience working on IBM supercomputers
  • Experience with software version control such as subversion
  • Knowledge of National Weather Service operations, products, and services
  • NACI clearance highly desirable to facilitate NWS supercomputer access


Applicant must be a U.S. resident or currently able to legally work in the U.S.; and must qualify for National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background check and investigation


AceInfo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.