Numerical Weather Prediction Scientist

Radiant Solutions ( has an opening for a NWP Scientist / Modeler that we hope some on this listserv may be interested in. The job requisition is posted here:

For those unfamiliar with our group, the weather division within Radiant Solutions has formerly been called MDA Weather Services (~2005-2017) and EarthSat Weather (pre-2005). We’ve been in operation for 40+ years, and predominantly support customers in Energy, Agriculture, and Trading.


General Summary
Radiant Solutions has an immediate opening for a Numerical Weather Prediction Scientist in our Gaithersburg, MD location. This position will serve an integral role in Radiant’s commercial business group as a part of a team of highly motivated and forward-thinking atmospheric and data scientists. The applicant will help build a next-generation high-performance weather data platform that serves numerous internal and external applications. If you have a passion for the atmospheric and geospatial sciences in addition to building and working with high-performance computing environments, then we have an exciting opportunity for you.

Required qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience developing, refactoring, manipulating, and compiling global numerical weather prediction (NWP) modeling systems on various high-performance computing (HPC) platforms
  • Well-developed understanding of scientific programming using Fortran, C/C++ and related parallelization via Message Passing Interface (MPI) such as MPICH and IMPI
  • Adept scripting ability in various Linux shells such as bash, KSH, and CSH
  • Knowledge of multi-/many-core computer architectures, compilers, and supporting libraries and their application in NWP
  • Demonstrated ability running massively parallelized programs using processing workflows such as Rocoto and queue-based systems such as Sun Grid Engine or SLURM
  • Familiarity in building, configuring, and maintaining HPC environments, including cloud-based HPC, for use with NWP applications
  • Awareness of recent developments surrounding computer architecture and HPC

Desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of manipulating multi-dimensional datasets in GRIB (1/2) or netCDF formats
  • Familiarity of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and related services such as EC2, S3, EBS, and EFS
  • Experience with programming in Python
  • Experience creating graphics with GrADS and/or various Python data science libraries
  • Exposure to commercial and open source GIS software/libraries including ESRI ArcGIS, Erdas Imagine, QGIS, GeoServer, and GDAL
  • Familiarity with version control software (Git)
  • Understanding of raster and vector data set creation
  • Experience working with customers and strategic partners to understand their needs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


  • Masters /PhD (preferred) in atmospheric or computational science

Periodic travel required to attend:

  • Industry conferences
  • Meetings with partners
  • Meetings with customers

To be qualified you must be a US Citizen.

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