Data Scientist- Weather Radar (Chandler, AZ)

Garmin - Chandler, AZ3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $140,000 a year
As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.

Associates get the royal treatment at Garmin. Regardless if you’re a newbie or a veteran, engineers dream it, design it and use it. Here, you will be surrounded by others who share the same passion about what they do every day. We offer a relaxed team environment (no dress code!) where advancement is found from sharing knowledge, not hiding it! While we promise you a lot of responsibility, you also will have the opportunity to have ownership over projects…oh, and we promise you there will be some fun mixed in there, too!

We are looking for a full-time Data Scientist for our Chandler, AZ location. In this role, you will be responsible for collecting, analyzing and validating data and statistics to enable quality and accurate weather data for successful use in Garmin products. Other essential functions include:

Collects large sets of atmospheric and weather data through multiple channels such as NOAA servers and NOAAPORT.
Analyzes existing data collection methods and provides recommended improvements
Explores and refines data handling, storage and processing methods
Validates and filters collected data with software algorithm
Builds models and algorithms with data
Provides technical input to feature development plans and concept documents
Provides significant contributions to defining team roadmap and priorities
Identifies patterns and trends in data
Develops reliable solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity
Provides innovation within area of expertise
Recognized as an expert in assigned discipline at Garmin and applies extensive technical expertise and analysis to initiatives
Researches new technologies and proposes cost effective solutions
Creates new data products and derive information from data
Provides solutions or actionable items from data
Presents analysis results using appropriate visualization tools to stakeholders
Collaborates closely with engineering and development teams
Exemplifies Garmin’s Mission, Vision, Values, and Quality Policy and proactively works to improve Garmin’s image and culture

Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, Mathematics or Statistics from a four-year college or university AND a minimum of 2 years relevant industry or research experience in weather data processing OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Other requirements include:

Knowledge of radar theory and principles of meteorology.
Outstanding academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule)
Minimum 2 years of experience with Python and/or Matlab
Demonstrates expert knowledge in data analysis methods and tools
Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
Driven problem solver with proven success in solving difficult problems
Consistently demonstrates quality and effectiveness in work documentation and organization

Desired Qualifications:
MS/PhD in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science
Experience with processing dual polarization radar products
Experience with storm modeling and weather data simulation
Experience with atmospheric microphysics
Experience with scientific data formats such as NetCDF
Experience with vertical profiles of weather radar reflectivity
Experience with ingesting NOAAPORT data
C, C++ programming experience
Previous experience with avionics
Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.