ARM Data Quality Office – Data Quality Analyst

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies at the University of Oklahoma is seeking a Data Quality Analyst with strong attention to detail and excellent programming skills to join the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program Data Quality (DQ) Office located in the National Weather Center at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. The DQ Office Supports the ARM Program by serving as the first line of defense in finding data quality issues with the final goal of providing the science community with the highest quality data possible. The primary responsibilities of the DQ Office are, in close cooperation with ARM instrument mentors, site operators, and other members of the ARM infrastructure, to create automated processes for inspection and assessment of data quality, report detected problems and contribute to their resolution, and communicate data quality findings to end-users of ARM data. Members of the DQ Office are active in many different areas of the data flow process such as enforcing standards for data products, creating the software necessary to visualize and quality control the data, and helping to convey information about known problems to data users.


The duties of this position are:

  • Develop software for displaying, inspecting, and assessing ARM data
  • Help maintain and improve our web-based tools
  • Work with ARM personnel to improve and develop new data quality analysis techniques and visualizations
  • Facilitate problem resolution and communication of data quality problems with ARM infrastructure
  • Mentor undergraduate student analysts who assist in the analysis of ARM data
  • Participate in relevant research projects as opportunities arise
  • Represent the DQ Office at meetings and conferences
  • Perform related duties as assigned


The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • S. in atmospheric science, earth system science, meteorology, or related field
  • Strong computer  programming  skills,  particularly  in  command-line  Linux  or  UNIX environments


Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Knowledge, experience, or previous education focusing on atmospheric chemistry and/or aerosols, and meteorological instrumentation
  • Experience or familiarity with meteorological or model data analysis, including scientific data formats such as NetCDF, HDF, or GRIB
  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, IDL, Matlab, Perl, or R
  • Knowledgeable in new and emerging programming techniques, such as machine learning or big data analysis
  • Experience with revision control systems such as Git or SVN


  • Experience with web programming (Javascript, PHP, HTML, CGI, )


The beginning salary will be competitive for this position, and be dependent on experience. The University of Oklahoma provides a generous benefits package. Information on benefits may be found at The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

To apply for the position, please forward your resume, cover letter and list of three references to: Tracy Reinke

Executive Director, Finance and Operations

University of Oklahoma CIMMS 120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 2100

Norman, OK 73072-7304

Job Requisition – ARM Data Quality


The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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