Global Science & Technology, Inc.
  • Science
  • College Park, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Global Science & Technology, a growing scientific and high-technology firm, is seeking a full-time Subject Matter Expert for Satellite Data Assimilation to support the NOAA STAR Research & Technology Maturation for the Exploitation of Emerging Technologies (RTMEE) Contract. Position located in College Park, MD.  Please note this position is contingent upon contract award.

Position Summary:

The Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) is NOAA's premiere research office for developing the satellite algorithms needed to transform satellite observations to environmental measurements.  The candidate we seek will support STAR's efforts to assess the impact of assimilating remote sensing data into numerical weather prediction, test numerical methods relevant to data assimilation, and extend components of the end-to-end value chain of data assimilation to benefit NOAA's prediction systems.

Primary Duties:

  • Work with the STAR team and partner organizations to integrate hyperspectral IR sounding data into Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSE)
  • Assess the OSSE results and determine impacts on forecasts
  • Develop schemes to quantify and interpret results in sensitivity studies that isolate the impact of IR sounding data on numerical weather prediction
  • Document, present, and publish results

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Master of Science degree (PhD preferred) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Data Science, Meteorology, Remote Sensing, or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years related work experience
  • 2 years' experience working with satellite remote sensing data sets
  • 2 years' experience working with numerical weather prediction
  • Familiarity with radiative transfer concepts
  • Familiarity with satellite data assimilation techniques
  • Demonstrated coding experience with FORTRAN 95 and Bash scripts
  • Knowledge of common satellite data and numerical model formats, such as NetCDF, HDF, BUFR, and GRIB, etc.
  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively with others
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Able to collaborate effectively with other team members to meet deadlines.
  • Strong desire to learn and work in a science environment

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • Experience with severe weather dynamics and forecasting
  • Experience performing Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSE), Observing System Experiments (OSE), and studies of data assimilation activities
  • Experience with high-resolution numerical models and NWP, such as Weather Research Forecasting Model (WRF), or equivalent
  • Experience with Oceanographic numerical models, NOAA's Real Time Ocean Forecast System (RTOFS), or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Python, IDL, Experience with High Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Familiarity with Hyperspectral IR sounders such as CrIS, IASI, or related instruments

Physical Qualification(s) Required:

  • None.

Mental Qualification(s) Required:

  • Ability to multitask.

U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency is highly desirable. 

Selected applicants will be subject to a government background investigation.

GST offers competitive salaries; vacation, sick, and holiday leave; major medical, dental, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance; 401K retirement plan; tuition assistance; and opportunities for employee career growth and development.

You may also fax your resume to (240) 366-5994. If you need assistance, please call 301-474-9696.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans' status. GST is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 


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