Scientific Programmer/Analyst
Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies - Maryland

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Programmer Analyst III to provide science and software support to the NOAA Environmental Satellite Processing Center applications. The candidate will perform maintenance and updates for software applications written in FORTRAN and C for Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellites (POES) for global, long-term forecasting and environmental monitoring, ingest/decode multi-satellite sensor systems. The work also involves processing weather satellite imagery, model data, and family of services data for product distribution to NOAA customers for use in weather analysis.

Specific areas of interest are:
  • Supporting the operational transition of surface and hydro-meteorological products from various satellite and sensors, including POES/AMSU, POES/HMS, Metop/AMSU, Metop/HMS, DMSP/SSMIS, S-NPP/ATMS, S-JPSS/ATMS, S-JPSS/AMSR-2, etc.
  • Supporting the operational transition of blended hydro-meteorological products, which merges the hydro-meteorological products, such as, TPW, Rain Rate, from various data resource to generate an unified product.
  • Supporting the applications the process data from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) instrument which flies on the NOAA Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) and the European MetOp Satellite. AVHRR is used to image a large variety of Earth phenomena, including vegetation, clouds, dust, snow, ice, fire, and surface temperature. Sea surface temperature (SST) is measured using AVHRR's infrared channels. CoastWatch SST images are produced in near real-time for each operational POES and MetOp satellite for the coastal waters of the United States
  • Supporting the Coral Reef Watch to provide near-real-time information on thermal stress that induces coral bleaching for 24 selected reef sites around the globe. The information is extracted from near-real-time satellite remotely sensed global sea surface temperature (SST) measurements and derived indices of coral bleaching related thermal stress from 50 km water pixels surrounding or close to these reef sites
The candidate will program, modify, debug, integrate, and test applications which process and distribute NOAA weather data in a 24x7 operational environment. Key tasks include providing immediate code fixes for problems impacting product delivery/quality in real-time, as well as problem solving to isolate and correct root causes that impact system performance over time. Develop, implement and maintain product enhancements using Software Development Life Cycle as required by the customer.
The candidate will identify and communicate technical problems, processes and solutions and must be prepared to convert science level software into code capable of running in a production environment, including software design, engineering, and debugging. Candidate will assist in the collection and documentation of user's requirements and prepare reports, manuals and other documentation on the status, operation and maintenance of software.
Candidate must be able to work in a team environment and provide direct customer support to NOA Product Area Leads (PALs).

Position may require support of operational applications with 24x7 on call responsibilities.

This position requires U.S. citizenship and is located at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) Building in College Park, MD

Requirements:
  • Strong experience in FORTRAN C/C++, Java, Javascript, bash, html, perl, IDL, GrADS application development or maintenance.
  • CGI scripting experience
  • Experience with earth science data sets in NetCDF, HDF, GRIB, BUFR and other data formats and related libraries
Education & Experience:
Bachelors Degree

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Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT), a space systems engineering, science and IT services company, was founded in 1994. Headquartered in...