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Spire Global Forecast Verification And Analytics Developer in Boulder, Colorado

Spire GlobalAbout SpireSpire Global is a space-to-cloud analytics company that owns and operates theworld's largest multi-purpose constellation of satellites. Its proprietarydata and algorithms provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, andweather tracking in the world. In addition to its constellation, Spires datainfrastructure includes a global ground station network and 24/7 operationsthat provide real-time global coverage of every point on Earth.We have an opening for a Forecast Verification and Analytics Developer toprovide long-term support for work in the area of weather model data analyticsand diagnostics, including the intercomparison of model results with avariety of observational data. The successful candidate will help facilitatethe validation and implementation of Spires weather forecasting systemsincluding maximizing the value and use of Spire's Radio Occultation(GNSS-RO) data. The person in this position will be a key contributortoward the implementation and improvement of Spire modeling systems, datatesting, and weather products.This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to work with a teamof NWP modelers, data assimilation experts, software engineers, andproduct developers within Spire as well as scientists from around the world toassimilate unprecedented large amounts of GNSS-RO satellite data, all withthe end-goal of making weather forecasts better for the global community. Thesuccessful candidate will join Spire's office in Luxembourg.Main responsibilities: *Work with Spire NWP modeling and research team to implement and maintainstate-of-art forecast verification capabilities in Spires weather forecastingsystem *Compile model output and data, perform analyses, and communicatefindings to stakeholders *Partner with our software engineers to enhance our existing verificationworkflows for all operational products *Collaborate in the development, testing, and implementation ofadvanced physics and data assimilation improvements within global weatherprediction modelsBasic Qualifications: *Masters or Ph.D. degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, AppliedStatistics or equivalent working experience in meteorology *3-5 years of experience focused on performing objective forecastverification or analyses of geophysical forecasts *Proficient with CLI tools for geophysical data wrangling in Linux *Demonstrated capability performing forecast analyses using one or morecommunity analytics software collections such as the Model Evaluation Toolkit(MET), the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison(PCMDI) Metrics Package (PMP) or Coordinated Model EvaluationCapabilities (CMEC) package or other similar tools *Ability and willingness to collaborate amongst cross-functionalengineering, scientific, and product development teams *A working knowledge of community data formats such as GRIB, NetCDF andHDF *Knowledge of high-level programming languages such as Python and commonlibraries such as Numpy, Pandas and CartopyDesired Qualifications: *Familiarity with high-performance computing (HPC) work environmentssuch as SLURM or Torque *Experience with community weather models such as WRF, MPAS, FV3 and GFS *Working knowledge of revision control systems such as Git *Previous experience working in an operational environmentSpire is Global and our success draws upon the diverse viewpoints, skillsand experiences of our employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunityemployer and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless ofrace, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexualorientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity orveteran status#LI-ANNAThe Company provides the following compensation range and general descriptionof other compensation and benefits that it in good faith believes it might payand/or offer for this position. The Company reserves the right to ultimatelypay more or less than the posted range and offer add