TITLE: Storm Analyst SALARY: Commensurate with knowledge, skills and experience POSTING DATE:December 19, 2016
LOCATION:Fort Collins, Colorado HOURS PER WEEK: up to 40 POSTING #: 2016-003

Overview

Be part of a rapidly growing meteorological engineering company in Fort Collins, Colorado.  We are seeking a qualified junior Storm Analyst to conduct detailed storm precipitation analyses using our GIS-based software system MetStorm®, compile hydrometeorological data for hydrologic modeling, and take part in a variety of interesting projects.  We are seeking a responsible and motivated individual to become part of our small, but active and exciting team of nine professionals, where your impact will be highly appreciated, realized and valued. There is high potential for a quality, committed, long-term employee in this position to grow and evolve into a higher level position.

 Duties and responsibilities

  • Operate MetStorm® for analyzing storm precipitation; prepare maps, evaluate results, write documentation and produce other deliverables
  • Seek, acquire, reformat and quality control precipitation data from rain gauge networks
  • Digitize storm maps, create cartographic maps, evaluate/QC precipitation and prepare deliverables
  • Design, code, implement and document software/scripts to improve speed, accuracy and efficiency of storm analyses and other data processing tasks
  • Prepare and post blogs on extreme precipitation events
  • Aid project managers in a variety of interesting tasks, such as data mining, storm searches, literature searches, web page updates/enhancements, meeting/conference prep, data analysis, map creation, etc.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or working towards degree) in meteorology, atmospheric science, computer science or related field
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with Linux

Required Skills

  • Basic knowledge of statistics, meteorology, NEXRAD/DualPol radar and precipitation
  • Familiarity and experience working with data types and formats associated with meteorological and climatological data
  • Basic understanding of GIS in the Windows and Linux environments
  • Knowledge and experience of:
    • Basic Linux navigation
    • Windows, Excel, Word
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work and troubleshoot independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Effective time management and prioritization skills for reacting to critical issues quickly and efficiently
  • Devoted, honest and willing to work hard among a small, rapidly growing business environment

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge and experience of:
    • Linux scripting, including c-shell and awk/nawk
    • Perl and/or Python
    • ArcGIS
    • GRASS GIS
    • Git
    • R
  • Basic understanding of regional frequency analyses and extreme precipitation events
  • Some familiarity with hydrologic modeling, precipitation input requirements and reanalysis data
  • Ability to maintain, manage and update web pages with WordPress
  • Working knowledge of PostgreSQL and PostGIS

MetStat, Inc.

MetStat is a specialized meteorological engineering company located in Fort Collins, Colorado. We are committed meteorological engineers and leaders in detailed precipitation analysis, real-time gauge-adjusted radar rainfall products, weather frequency analysis, weather event reconstructions, forensic meteorology and the spatial interpolation of weather and climate variables. Since 1994, we have provided accurate, innovative and detailed meteorological and hydrometeorological information to the private and public sectors. Our comprehensive understanding of precipitation has allowed us to develop reliable techniques to blend weather radar data together with observed precipitation data to reconstruct precipitation events to support a rapidly growing clientele. We are seeking an energetic individual who wants to be part of a small, but exciting and rapidly growing business where the work will be challenging, but rewarding. We offer a great benefit package, including a SIMPLE IRA, up to four weeks of PTO per year and flexible work hours.  Our office is located in the technical hub of southeast Fort Collins, surrounded by high-tech giants, excellent services and easy access to I-25.

To apply

Qualified applicants should mail their resume to Hiring Manager, MetStat (2950 E Harmony Rd Suite 392, Fort Collins, CO 80528) or email them to klaro@metstat.com please reference posting number and job title in the email subject line.  We thank all applicants for their interest.  As a condition of employment, this position is subject to the successful completion of pre-employment reference checks.  MetStat is an equal opportunity employer.

 

TITLE: Meteorological Programmer and Statistician SALARY: Commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience POSTING DATE: February 8, 2017
 LOCATION: Wheat Ridge, Colorado HOURS PER WEEK: 24-40 POSTING #: 2017-001

 Overview

Be part of a rapidly growing meteorological engineering company, based in Fort Collins. This position will report to our Wheat Ridge, Colorado satellite office.  We are seeking a Meteorological Programmer to develop and maintain software for applications in meteorological and climatological statistics in the Linux environment. We are seeking a talented, motivated individual to help us expand our expertise in web-based Graphical User Interfaces (GUI), processing of big data (e.g., netCDF, GRIB, etc.), and streamline processes for major projects. Applicants should have excellent computer programming and/or scripting skills.  We will consider highly-qualified, off-site (remote) candidates, but prefer an individual that lives in the Denver metropolitan area that can actively participate in our Wheat Ridge office. Travel to headquarters in Fort Collins one day a week is required for on-site candidates. We will consider both contractual and employee positions.

 Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage, maintain and develop large weather/climate-related object-relational databases
  • Design and develop scripts/programs to interact with database for supporting detailed precipitation analyses and hydrologic analyses
  • Reformat and integrate meteorological data into databases
  • Design, code, implement, and document software/scripts for specific applications for real-time precipitation analysis and monitoring
  • Develop web-based architectures for providing interactive web services to clients
  • Help manage and maintain software repository, backups, and cloud computing configurations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, meteorology, atmospheric science, engineering or related field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with Linux environment
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of computer programming

Required Skills

  • Strong understanding of Linux OS software installations
  • Knowledge and experience of:
    • Shell scripting, Perl, and/or Python
    • R or MATLAB/octave statistical programming
    • Familiarity with Git for code management
    • Processing large format files (e.g., netCDF, GRIB, HDF) formatted files using IDL, NCL, or other software
    • Statistical methods (quantitative methods)
    • Web-based tools and user interfaces (open source)
  • General familiarity with databases, particularly PostgreSQL and PostGIS
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Willingness to address occasionally critical computer software issues after hours
  • Effective time management and prioritization skills and react to critical issues quickly and efficiently
  • Devoted, honest and willing to work hard among a small, rapidly growing business environment

Desired Skills

  • Basic knowledge of meteorology and climatological datasets pertaining to precipitation and/or hydrology
  • Basic knowledge of hydrologic modeling and stochastic methods
  • Ability to develop mobile applications
  • Experience using Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Basic Linux IT skills

MetStat, Inc

MetStat is a specialized meteorological engineering company headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado. We are committed meteorological engineers and leaders in detailed precipitation analysis, real-time gauge-adjusted radar rainfall products, weather frequency analysis, weather event reconstructions, forensic meteorology and the spatial interpolation of weather and climate variables. Since 1994, we have provided accurate, innovative and detailed meteorological and hydrometeorological information to the private and public sectors. Our comprehensive understanding of precipitation has allowed us to develop reliable techniques to blend weather radar data together with observed precipitation data to reconstruct precipitation events to support a rapidly growing clientele. We are seeking an energetic individual who wants to be part of a small, but exciting and rapidly growing business where the work will be challenging, but rewarding. We offer a great benefit package, including a SIMPLE IRA, up to four weeks of PTO and flexible work hours.  The Wheat Ridge office is located conveniently off I-70 west of Denver. Become part of our small, but active and exciting team of young professionals, where your impact will be highly appreciated, recognized, and valued.

To apply

Qualified applicants should mail their resume to MetStat (address in header) or email them to jcaldwell@metstat.com; please reference posting number and job title in the email subject line.  We thank all applicants for their interest.  As a condition of employment, this position is subject to the successful completion of pre-employment reference checks.  MetStat is an equal opportunity employer.

Closing Date:

Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2017. After such time, initial phone interviews will be conducted and face-to-face interviews scheduled for top candidates. Selection is anticipated in March 2017.