NRL Data Assimilation Scientist in Monterey, CA at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 6/23/2020

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Job Description

Join General Dynamics IT and be a part of the team of men and women that solve some of the world's most complex technical challenges. The Naval Research Lab Marine Meteorology Division located in Monterey, CA is seeking qualified scientists in the field of environmental data assimilation. 

The NRL Marine Meteorology Division’s mission is to better understand the atmosphere, the coupled environment, and their mission impacts so that they can be better simulated, better predicted, and help the warfighter make better decisions.  The candidate will work with the Meteorological Applications Development and the Atmospheric Dynamics and Prediction Branches at the Division.

A successful candidate will

  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge and experience in formulating complex problems and developing and testing of efficient algorithms related to data assimilation.
  • Have deep knowledge of the principles, methods, and state-of-the-art techniques used in data assimilation.
  • Effectively apply advanced machine learning techniques to better characterize observation errors and patterns within the data assimilation system, and implement improvements to correct any identified deficiencies.
  • Lead, plan, conduct, and document research on algorithm development for a portfolio of sophisticated and novel environmentally-based satellite data assimilation algorithms.
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of Python and MATLAB languages, and the ability to program and work in the UNIX and LINUX operating system environments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with experience in writing theses, scientific journal articles, or manuals.

Basic qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, or related disciplines.
  • 5+ years experience with Python and MATLAB
  • Experience working with a UNIX and LINUX environment
  • Experience working with Navy modeling and data assimilation systems is a plus.
  • Active Secret clearance
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.


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