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Meteorological Application Developer (Scientific Programmer IV or V)

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Company: Aceinfo Solutions

Location: Silver Spring, MD

Date Posted: August 31, 2014

Source: AceInfo Solutions, Inc.

Ace Info Solutions, Inc. (AceInfo) is a mid-size federal contracting firm with a focused vision: empower our clients, challenge our employees, and grow our business. Founded in December 2000, and employs over 500 professionals. We have a deep commitment to ensuring quality and customer satisfaction with a mature corporate infrastructure, strong management and quality practices. AceInfo is prime on 95% of our contracts, is headquartered in Reston VA, and has geographically dispersed office locations throughout the country, to include: Kearneysville, WV; Chesapeake, VA; Fort Collins, CO; Boulder, CO; Quantico, VA; Gunter AFB, AL; Kansas City, MO; Bowie, MD; multiple Washington, DC Metropolitan locations, and project presence in 23 states in all time zones. We offer excellent benefits and salary packages including free medical/dental/life insurance premiums for staff members.


 

 

We are seeking a Meteorological Application Developer to provide database development support for our federal client in, Silver Spring, Maryland ...
Ace Info Solutions, Inc. (AceInfo) is a mid-size federal contracting firm with a focused vision: empower our clients, challenge our employees, and grow our business. Founded in December 2000, and employs over 500 professionals. We have a deep commitment to ensuring quality and customer satisfaction with a mature corporate infrastructure, strong management and quality practices. AceInfo is prime on 95% of our contracts, is headquartered in Reston VA, and has geographically dispersed office locations throughout the country, to include: Kearneysville, WV; Chesapeake, VA; Fort Collins, CO; Boulder, CO; Quantico, VA; Gunter AFB, AL; Kansas City, MO; Bowie, MD; multiple Washington, DC Metropolitan locations, and project presence in 23 states in all time zones. We offer excellent benefits and salary packages including free medical/dental/life insurance premiums for staff members.


 

 

We are seeking a Meteorological Application Developer to provide database development support for our federal client in, Silver Spring, Maryland.

 

Program Background:

IDP will look to revamp telecommunications throughout the NWS and the weather enterprise by providing a method to access all available NWS weather data.  Gridded weather elements in the IDP will include, but not be limited to the following:  convection, turbulence, icing, rain, hail, snowfall, lighting, ceiling, visibility, wind speed, wind direction, temperature, and humidity.  Forecast weather grids will include the probability of occurrence.

 

A key piece of the IDP project will be the continued development of NextGen web services. NextGen, shorthand for the Next Generation Air Transportation System, refers to a wide-ranging initiative to transform the National Airspace System (NAS) of the United States. It focuses on leveraging new technologies, such as satellite-based navigation, surveillance, and networking.  NextGen will be a virtual, consistent, reliable, comprehensive Government-provided weather information service available to all NAS stakeholders. 

The MDL's history of success developing gridded databases of weather forecasts, probabilistic weather forecasts, and geospatial queries of weather forecasts makes us an ideal partner for developing and prototyping the IDP.  MDL's work is expected to contribute to efforts from a number of partners, including NOAA's Earth Sciences Research Laboratory (ESRL) and the University Center for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) to name just two.

 


Candidate will develop techniques and software associated with the Integrated Dissemination Program (IDP).  The IDP will be a heterogeneous, federated database system.

 

Tasks for this position will focus on the development of the following aspects of the IDP:

  * Design/develop/test data models and XML schemas that support the exchange of meteorological information via web services
  * Development of metadata to support the discovery of meteorological information
  * Data queries from IDP using web services.  Focus is on access techniques that are compliant with the standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) such as Web Feature Service (WFS), Web Mapping Service (WMS) and Web Coverage Service (WCS).  Data queries will be encoded in newly-developed dialects of XML. 
  * Design/develop/test services to enable the exchange of a variety of Traditional Alphanumeric Codes (TAC) with NextGen partners via Web Feature Services (WFS).  

  * Solid background in meteorology and the principles of software design, development, and testing.
      o Meteorological skill should be consistent with at least a BS in meteorology.
      o At least 2 years’ experience in software design, development, and testing.
  * Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  * Unix software development skills with shell scripts
  * Experience in XML encoding

 

Desired:

  * Experience with compiled languages such as Java
  * Experience scripting languages such as Python
  * Relational databases, i.e., PostgreSQL and Oracle.
  * Experience with manipulating gridded meteorological datasets in the following formats (desired, but not required):
      o GRIB and GRIB2
      o NetCDF
      o HDF5
  * Knowledge of National Weather Service operations, products, and services.

 

 

It is the policy of AceInfo to ensure that its management and employment practices are administered without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, natural origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, U.S. Veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law. , ,
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