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Maxar's WeatherDesk team is looking for an Operational Data Engineer! This position requires someone who has the drive to grow professionally in a hands-on environment.  You’ll work independently and with various teams to maintain and improve cutting edge products and services that support a variety of time-sensitive industries (each having a critical need for environmental and meteorological content). If you have a passion for atmospheric science and a desire to understand complex data workflows in a fast-paced commercial environment, we have an exciting opportunity for you to grow your career at Maxar!

WeatherDesk Data Engineers work on problems of diverse scope across weather and climate time scales, where analysis and processing of data requires deep knowledge and the best approaches. You'll join a growing team that demonstrates good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining best-in-class, innovative solutions. You'll collaborate daily alongside a team of weather data experts in support of products and services that meet and exceed diverse customer requirements.

Why the WeatherDesk team?  

  • We are trusted experts in atmospheric science, systems, data, and products

  • We are at the leading edge of high-performance computing (HPC) in the cloud 

  • We build and operate a trusted and industry leading weather product suite used widely in the banking/finance, natural resources, and living resources industries

  • We work together to expand our skills and challenge each other to continually grow

  • Our work environment is results driven and fully remote

  • We love weather!

Day-to-day with your colleagues:

  • Monitoring and troubleshooting time-sensitive cloud-based workflows and processes

  • Supporting time-sensitive data deliveries to our internal and external clients

  • Working as part of an agile cross-disciplinary team using programming languages such as Python and associated open-source data analytics libraries

  • Collaborating and engaging with the DevOps team to ensure availability, reliability, and performance of various cloud-based systems

  • Communicating with Operations and Development teams to understand and advise on product/service status

  • Learning, and building towards contributing to, the inner-workings of WeatherDesk’s entire suite of product and services

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in physical science (preferably meteorology), computer science or related field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

  • At least 1 year of experience with Python programming language

  • At least 6 months of experience with Amazon Web Services (EC2, S3, RDS, Parallel Cluster, Lambda, Step Functions) and the interaction with such resources using Python

  • At least 6 months of experience debugging complex cloud-based workflows using AWS and Linux-based tools

  • At least 6 months of experience developing in a Linux environment

  • Must be willing to be online every Monday-Friday between 4:00am and 7:00am US Eastern Time

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of relevant professional experience

  • Working knowledge of HPC environments with the ability to navigate and debug components and workflows

  • Understanding of version control software (Git)

  • Exposure to relational databases such as MySQL and/or PostgreSQL

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Knowledge of atmospheric model data formats such as GRIB and NetCDF

  • Experience creating graphics with GrADS and various Python data science libraries

  • Exposure to NOAAPort and other vendor data streams using LDM

  • Familiarity with programming languages such as Perl and shell scripting, as well as API development in Python (Flask)

Travel Potential:

  • Industry conferences

  • Meetings with team

Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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