Software Engineer

Closing date: 12 October 2018

Location: Boulder,CO USA

Job description

Spire is a 150-person company developing products providing public- and private-sector customers a uniquely precise understanding of what's happening in the world in areas like weather, air traffic, shipping, and more. We apply statistical and machine learning techniques to proprietary sensor data from 50+ Spire satellites in combination with third-party inputs, and make insightful data products available to our customers via specialized APIs, value-added web applications, and other methods.

Your role is to work with the growing weather products team to deliver high-quality data and products to organizations around the world who are using Spire's private satellite constellation and proprietary numerical weather prediction system to support their businesses.

Responsibilities of your role:

  • Support the weather products team to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Enhance our internal processing and analysis environment
  • Be comfortable moving across domains and projects
  • Provide backend support for customer-facing tools and applications
  • Design, implement and document web services and APIs
  • Communicate with customers in the languages of their domains
  • Provide technical support to sales staff

Qualifications / Experience:

What we definitely need:

  • Prior experience working with meteorological or oceanographic datasets in distributed computing environments
  • Proficiency with Python and its scientific-processing infrastructure (conda, NumPy/SciPy, Matplotlib), and a working knowledge of Fortran
  • Experience with modern software engineering principles and best practices
  • Demonstrated passion for providing great service to our customers (and your teammates)

What we'd also love to see:

  • Demonstrated expertise building high-quality APIs and scientific software
  • Familiarity with geospatial technologies such as OPeNDAP, THREDDS and the OGC protocols
  • Interaction with scientific data formats including GRIB and NetCDF
  • Experience with cloud IaaS platforms such as AWS

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