Atmospheric Scientist

Seattle, Washington


Atmospheric Scientist

Position Overview:

The Climate Corporation is looking for a passionate Atmospheric Scientist to join our Weather team. We leverage diverse datasets and cloud computing to tackle real-world problems facing farmers using our expertise in atmospheric science, statistics, machine learning, agronomy and software development.  We collaborate across the Science organization to help build and create the digital agricultural tools of tomorrow. There has never been a greater demand for your skills in digital agriculture.

The ideal candidate is an atmospheric scientist experienced working with a variety of observational datasets to evaluate novel scientific solutions to real-world problems.  They have demonstrable data science and computational skills, desire to work in a highly collaborative team environment, and excellent communication skills

What You Will Do:

  • Design, implement, and test new weather-based agricultural solutions in a fast-paced and cross-disciplinary environment
  • Create, maintain, and evaluate state-of-the-art weather datasets for use in agronomic solutions across the organization
  • Define and drive new observational data solutions to support the creation and validation of our weather solutions
  • Write beautiful, robust, well-documented and well-tested research and library code

Basic Qualifications:

  • MS in atmospheric science or a closely related discipline
  • 2+ years experience working with, and effectively employing, a variety of observational and remote sensing weather platforms (e.g., satellite, radar, and sensor networks)
  • Track record of applying research in atmospheric science to real-world problems
  • Exceptional programming skills with Python (including Pandas, Numpy, Scipy, and general scientific python libraries) or Matlab with demonstrated ability to write well-structured, well-tested, maintainable, performant, and well-documented code.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using observational datasets to evaluate numerical weather prediction models
  • Insight into how weather impacts agriculture
  • Understanding of different data assimilation techniques used in numerical weather prediction
  • Experience with machine-learning methods and data science techniques applied to weather-based problems
  • Experience with other programming languages like Scala, Java, or C++ and contributions to open source scientific software
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to convey rigorous technical concepts and considerations to non-experts

What We Offer:  

Our teams are composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries and some of the best perks in the industry, including:

  • Superb medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a 401k matching program
  • A stocked kitchen with a large assortment of snacks & drinks to get you through the day
  • Encouragement to get out of the office and into the field with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used
  • We take part and offer various workshops, conferences, meet-up groups, tech-talks, and hackathons to encourage participation and growth in both community involvement and career development

We also hinge our cultural DNA on these five values:

  • Inspire one another
  • Innovate in all we do
  • Leave a mark on the world
  • Find the possible in the impossible
  • Be direct and transparent

Learn more about our team and our mission:

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