Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd

Research Scientist Satellite Processing Focus



MetService is a global leader providing forecasts, weather research, and delivering a range of unique specialised IT based meteorological solutions. We work in a commercial environment where business needs drive our activities while allowing us to use our knowledge to come up with innovative ways to achieve lasting results in a global market. Our business is all about quality, innovation, and having a strong sense of pride in what we do and who we are.

We have a great opportunity in our Forecast Research and Development team for someone enthusiastic about creating advanced products from geostationary and polar orbiting satellite data.

In the role of either Research Scientist or Meteorological Developer (depending on your expertise) you will be involved in the development and testing of new automated weather forecasting systems. By the development of high-quality improvements to our operational software, you will help bring those advancements into production. You will also be responsive to customer requests and dedicated in your support of operations.

Our ideal candidate will have years of experience processing geostationary and polar orbiter satellite data, including the application of retrieval algorithms and radiative transfer models, and working with NWP data. You will be proficient in developing scientific software in a team with Fortran and Python on Linux systems. While this is our ideal candidate we will consider applications that don't meet all these requirements.

The position is fixed-term for two-years.

Why join us? We enjoy achieving, we appreciate creativity and we recognise everyone's unique skills and qualities. You'll be joining a global business passionate about connecting the science of weather to deliver products and services that really make a difference for our customers and members of the public.

Applications close: Sunday 20 August 2017

Contact Name: Dr. Andy Ziegler

Contact Phone: +64 4 4700 700

published: 10 August 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.