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NOA2108 Support Scientist Global Coupled Wave Modeling
I.M. Systems Group
Job Location: College Park, MD
I.M. Systems Group

Location: US-MD-College Park
Job ID: 2021-1238
Category: Scientific



IMSG is looking for a candidate to support NCEP/EMC for development of the wave component for future operational implementations of the global wave model as a part of the Unified Forecast System. The candidate's work will involve the development of the global wave model WAVEWATCH III within the Unified Forecast System (UFS) framework, supporting coupled global model development in relation to wave-coupling, testing and evaluating wave model performance both for standalone and coupled applications, and supporting integration of the wave model into end-to-end systems.



The candidate will perform the job duties in an independent, collaborative and initiative way, applying innovative methods for the primary work areas. The candidate will work with others on wave forecast system improvements and for transition-to-operations, and will also work with external collaborators to develop and improve the wave modeling component for use within the Unified Forecast System (UFS) framework.



Demonstrated knowledges, skills and abilities in the following areas:

  • Expert knowledge of spectral wave models.
  • Experience in running numerical models on High Performing Computer (HPC) platforms using MPI, OpenMP, Slurm, LSF, etc.
  • Is familiar with modern software development practices, particularly version control software.
  • Advanced skills and knowledge of modern programming languages and object-oriented languages, such as FORTRAN90 and Python.
  • Experience working in a UNIX environment with advanced shell scripting languages and familiar with running complex jobs.

  • Experience with coupled earth system models.
  • Experience in model evaluation, data post-processing and statistical analysis including accuracy and uncertainty analysis.

Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in a team environment and communicate effectively using good oral and written communication skills.

Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder to qualify and must live in US for 3-5 years prior to application (please indicate in your cover letter).

To Apply

Please apply online at In your cover letter, please indicate the following information:

1) Timeline of availability

2) Citizenship Status

3) Salary requirements for considerations

NOTE: Provide three References

IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran and Disability friendly.

Pay Transparency Non-discrimination Provision


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