Weatherzone - Head of Forecast Systems and Modelling

Owner: AMOS
Weatherzone - Head of Forecast Systems and Modelling

Closing date

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You will provide thought leadership to our data, development and meteorology teams to convert the latest atmospheric science to commercial solutions for our clients.

Job responsibilities

  • Keep abreast of current advances in atmospheric science and numerical weatherprediction, with the goal of identifying techniques that will drive commercial benefit
  • Maintain and develop numerical weather prediction systems
  • Develop new forecast systems that straddle the spheres of data, numerical weather prediction, development and meteorology
  • Analyse numerical weather prediction data that is sourced from third parties and recommend ways in which Weatherzone can achieve optimal value from this data
  • Analyse current performance of Weatherzone's Opticast short and long range forecast system, and recommend improvements, including but not limited to, algorithm changes and new data sources
  • Liaise with Product and Sales team to convert client requirements into new and improved forecast systems
  • Provide recommendations of optimal hardware and architectural configurations for forecast systems

You will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in meteorology or atmospheric sciences
  • Experience working with numerical weather prediction data sets e.g. GRIBs, NetCDF
  • Experience programming in Python, MATLAB, shell scripting, JAVA
  • Experience compiling, running and troubleshooting WRF
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services
  • Exposure to data assimilation systems and techniques
  • Commercial experience working as a meteorologist
  • Ability to simultaneously work across multiple varied products
  • Experience working commercially with developers, meteorologists, senior management and non-technical staff
  • Experience working with dispersion modelling systems, such as CALPUFF, is highly desirable
  • Experience liaising directly with clients is highly desirable


  • This position will be located at Weatherzone's office in Sydney, Australia

Compensation Package:

  • We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package
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