Position Description

Application Programmer
Work Location College Park, MD
Exemption Status Exempt
Full Time or Part Time Full time
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Position Description

Software developer supporting NOAA's Air Resources Lab scientists and their computational infrastructure.  The Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) mission is to improve the ability of our Nation to protect human and ecosystem health and to support a vibrant economy through advanced atmospheric sciences and technologies. ARL studies the physical and chemical, short- and long-term processes that occur in the boundary layer. In particular, ARL deals with the mixing, exchange, and transformation properties of energy, moisture, trace gases, and particles, and in contributing inputs to meteorological models and forecast operations that are vital in improving weather forecasts. Primary applications include emergency response, homeland security, air quality, weather forecasts and climate outlooks, and commerce and transportation. ARL’s vision is that the Nation effectively protects people, the environment, and commercial activities from atmospheric risks from a variety of scientific disciplines.

Required Skills

6 + years of related experience. Experience running earth system and/or atmospheric models; air quality models or experience with the Unified Forecast System (UFS). Knowledge of the Earth System Modeling Framework (ESMF) and the National Unified Operational Prediction Capability (NUOPC). Fluency in Fortran and python; C++.

Must be a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and able to pass a background investigation to obtain a security badge to enter the applicable government facility.


  • Web development capabilities and experience and previous experience working with scientists


BS in Computer Science, related discipline or equivalent. MS preferred.

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