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Meteorological Application Developer

Meteorological Application Developer

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

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Overview

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 Meteorological Application Developer to support our federal project, in Silver Spring, MD 

 

 

Overview:

 

The National Weather Service’s (NWS) Meteorological Development Lab (MDL) is developing several interrelated products and techniques that are targeted for operational computer systems.   These products are currently, or soon to be used by the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters across the NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) and managers, the FAA, and the public. These include the National Blend of Models (NBM), Model Output Statistics (MOS), Localized Aviation MOS Product (LAMP), Verification of the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast and guidance products, and more. MDL specializes in Research to Operations, where recent processing techniques are researched and utilized in the development of new products to be utilized by NWS Operations.

 

The NWS Dissemination Portfolio is looking to revamp telecommunications throughout the NWS and the weather enterprise by leveraging modern technologies to provide access to all available NWS weather data.  Gridded weather elements in the Dissemination Platform will include, but not be limited to the following:  a variety of NWS model forecasts, official NWS forecasts of weather elements and observations with a focus on aviation interests.  Forecast weather grids will also include various expressions of uncertainty.


MDL's history of success developing gridded databases of weather forecasts, probabilistic weather forecasts, and geospatial queries of weather forecasts makes us an ideal partner for developing and prototyping the NWS dissemination platform.  MDL's work is expected to contribute to efforts from a number of partners, including NOAA's Earth Sciences Research Laboratory (ESRL) and the University Center for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) to name just two.

 

Description:

 

We are seeking a Meteorological Application Developer to support MDL, located in Silver Spring, Maryland.

 Candidate will develop techniques and software associated with NWS Dissemination Platform as the NWS strives to utilize the latest and most optimal technologies.

 

Responsibilities

Tasks for this position will focus on the development of the following aspects of the NWS Dissemination Platform:

  • Design/develop/test python modules to enhance the WMO’s OpenWIS GISC application
  • Design/develop/test data models and XML schemas that support the exchange of meteorological information via web services
  • Development of metadata to support the discovery of meteorological information
  • Data queries using web services.  Focus is on access techniques that are compliant with the standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) such as Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Mapping Service (WMS), Web Processing Service (WPS) and Web Coverage Service (WCS).  Data queries will be encoded in newly-developed dialects of XML
  • With coordination from Office of Dissemination, prototype ways in which OGC web services and the MetOcean profile can enhance existing operational Web Services
  • Design/develop/test Met Ocean Application Profile WCS web services on NWS data as part of a team.  Document results in MS Word documents

Qualifications

 Required:

  • Background in meteorology and a general understanding of the principles of software design, development, and testing
    • Meteorological skill should be consistent with at least a BS in meteorology
    • Looking for entry level to around 2 years’ experience in software design, development, and testing
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Unix software development skills with shell scripts

 

Desired:

  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Experience with compiled languages such as Java
  • Experience scripting languages such as Python
  • Relational databases, i.e., PostgreSQL and Oracle
  • Experience with manipulating gridded meteorological datasets in the following formats (desired, but not required):
    • GRIB and GRIB2
    • NetCDF
    • HDF5
  • Knowledge of National Weather Service operations, products, and services
  • OGC web services is a plus
  • Experience in XML encoding is a plus

 

Applicant must be a U.S. resident 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.