Climate and Weather Data Analytics Developer

Location: Livermore, CA
Category: Science & Engineering
Organization: Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement: External Posting
Job ID: 107123
Job Code: Science & Engineering MTS 2 (SES.2)

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Climate and Weather Data Analytics Developer to provide long-term support for research work in the area of model data analytics and diagnostics, including the intercomparison of model results with a variety of observational data. You will be working on the PCMDI Metrics Package (PMP), Coordinated Model Evaluation Capabilities (CMEC) package, and related analysis, display and data management software in the PCMDI project. This position is in the Climate Modeling and Analysis Group in the Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division.

Essential Duties

  • Support development of new and moderately complex analytics, diagnostics and metrics within the python-based CDAT software system based on user requirements.
  • Develop, maintain, and contribute to plans for new projects, maintenance releases, code management, and lifecycle replacement.
  • Employ software engineering methods to conduct software systems analysis and prototyping.
  • Write and review technical and end-user documentation.
  • Give formal and informal presentations to staff members, external collaborators, and scientific conferences.
  • Contribute to publications of research results in technical reports and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Travel as required to coordinate work with collaborators.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • M.S. Degree in atmospheric science, oceanography, earth science, physics, or closely related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience in Linux/Unix operating systems and shell programming.
  • Experience working with ~terabyte-sized model output and observational data sets using NetCDF, HDF or similar self-describing formats.
  • Experience programming in Python.
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to independently write reports and exchange technical information with colleagues
  • Possession of the interpersonal skills necessary to work in a diverse, multidisciplinary research team.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with scientists in atmospheric science, oceanography, climate science, or closely related field.
  • Experience with version control software (eg, GitHub).

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: None required.

However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process. This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check. (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)

Note: This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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