Leidos is seeking a Junior Meteorologist in Alexandria, VA.
The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Junior Meteorologist in our
Alexandria, VA office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the Environmental
Data Enterprise (EDE) program at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). In this position, you will work with DoD and industry cutting edge scientists developing an advanced real-time verification and validation (V&V) system applying weather research related theories for numerical weather prediction (NWP) models in support of advanced atmospheric transport and dispersion (AT&D) modeling activities around the world. Users of the EDE include members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, Department of Defense, industry partners, and first responders looking for the best meteorological inputs for AT&D models such as HPAC/SCIPUFF.
Responsibilities include developing and implementing a V&V metric applicable to the AT&D related to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) events. This metric will be calculated using open source software and meteorological data from multiple providers across the government, military, and private sector. Work on the V&V system will be presented to DoD, Meteorology Transport and Dispersion Conferences, and Leidos program management.
-Bachelor's Degree post-Graduate Degree Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or a related discipline with an average 3.0 GPA.
-Must have experience with coding and scripting in a Unix environment.
-Must be familiar with statistical methods as they apply to the atmospheric sciences.
-U.S. Citizenship is required.
-Experience programming in Python.
-Experience handling large datasets, including NWP data in grib2 and netCDF formats, and observations in multiple formats.
-Experience with AT&D models such as HPAC/SCIPUFF.
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Research Scientist
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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