STE-DC WA-13:002: Scientific Programmer - NOAA
Wyle - Washington, DC

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Candidate will develop techniques and software associated with the Weather Information Database (WIDB) for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The WIDB will be a heterogeneous, federated database system.

Program Background:
NextGen, shorthand for the Next Generation Air Transportation System, refers to a wide-ranging initiative to transform the National Airspace System (NAS) of the United States. It focuses on leveraging new technologies, such as satellite-based navigation, surveillance, and networking. A key piece of the NextGen project will be the development of a WIDB. The WIDB will be a virtual, consistent, reliable, comprehensive Government-provided weather information service available to all NAS stakeholders. Gridded weather elements in the WIDB will include, but not be limited to the following: convection, turbulence, icing, rain, hail, snowfall, lighting, ceiling, visibility, wind speed, wind direction, temperature, and humidity. Forecast weather grids will include the probability of occurrence.

Required:
Tasks for this position will focus on the development of the following aspects of the WIDB:
• Exchange of data and metadata between WIDB and data sources.
• Data queries from WIDB 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) and Web Coverage Service (WCS). Data queries will be encoded in OGC-compliant dialects of XML. Web services will be registered in an online registry/repository.
• Development of a Single Authoritative Source (SAS) for weather information. Focus is on merging data from multiple sources into SAS data fields to form a common weather picture consistent in time, space, and among elements.
• Solid background in meteorology and the principles of software design, development, and testing.
• Meteorological skill should be consistent with at least a BS in meteorology.
• At least 3 years experience in software design, development, and testing.
• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
• Compiled languages such as Java
• Scripting languages such as Python
• Relational databases, PostgreSQL and Oracle preferred.
• Experience in XML encoding and developing web services.

Standard Company Requirements:
• Position requires U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status.
• Applicant must include desired salary in application submission.
• Must comply with Safety, Health and Environmental plan, policies and procedures.
• Must comply with the Quality Assurance plan, policies and procedures.
• Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance.
• Responsible for completing all required training.
• Perform other assignments and duties, as required.
Wyle is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D.

Physical & Cognitive Requirements:
• Speaking: Verbal communication using the English language.
• Written Communication: Produce written work using the English language.
• Organization: Prioritize multiple, competing assignments.
• Performance Level: Perform effectively in a fast paced, demanding work environment.
• Seeing: Must be able to read reports and use computers and other office electronics.
• Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with co-workers.
• Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to write, type and use phone system.
• Must be able to stand, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, lift, pull and push.
• Travel Requirement: Must be willing to travel as necessary to meet business needs.

Desired:
• MS in Meteorology.
• Experienced with manipulating gridded meteorological datasets in the following formats;GRIB and GRIB 2, NetCDF, and HD5F.
• Knowledge of National Weather Service operations, products, and services.

Wyle is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D.

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