The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
(CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking a Web
Application Developer to create, enhance, and transition to
operations various meteorological public facing websites. This
position will be working with the WPC in College Park, MD, within
the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP). The
NCWCP is a highly collaborative environment containing several NOAA
organizations, including the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC),
NWS/NCEP Central Operations, and Climate Prediction Center (CPC).
The incumbent will interact with NCEP Staff and other CIRES
employees working at WPC to develop and improve various NWS
operational websites. The incumbent will engage in exploratory
website development, program support, web tools evaluation, and
operational implementation projects for various WPC websites.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
The Cooperative Institute
for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
internationally recognized leader in innovative environmental
science and research and is located at the University of Colorado
Boulder. At CIRES, more than 800 environmental science
professionals work to understand the dynamic Earth system,
including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a
partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of
expertise include weather and climate, changes at Earth’s poles,
air quality, and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, solid
Earth sciences, and more. Our vision is to be instrumental in
ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific
and societal understanding of the Earth system.
Weather Prediction Center (WPC):
America's Go-To Center for high-impact precipitation events and
forecast guidance out to 14 days for a Weather-Ready Nation.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
What You Should Know
- Develop public-facing dynamic websites containing novel
graphics that will be utilized by professionals and the
- Collaborate with WPC forecasters and meteorological developers
in the creation and refinement of public-facing websites.
- Coordinate with NWS/NCEP Central Operations and NOAA Web
Operation Center to transition websites to operations.
- Enhance pre-existing operational websites utilizing new tools
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Create and maintain proper documentation on websites and
What We Can Offer
- All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to
align with the campus COVID-19 vaccine
requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination
or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of
- Please note that those applicants requiring visa sponsorship
now or in the future will not be considered for this position.
- Applicants must be currently authorized to legally work in the
United States on a full-time basis.
- Normal working hours will be observed except for occasional
irregular hours when transitioning websites to operations.
- The new hire will be employed by CIRES with technical oversight
provided by WPC management. The incumbent works under general
supervision but is encouraged to work independently and determine
action to be taken in handling all but unusual situations. This is
a non-supervisory position, although the incumbent is expected to
serve as a leader with website development; therefore strong
teamwork and leadership skills are needed.
- This position is based at the WPC in College Park, MD, but
remote work will be considered.
- CIRES can offer a generous compensation package.
- The annual hiring salary range for this full-time position is
$65,000 - $100,000. Salary is commensurate with education and
experience and determined based on our CIRES internal career track
- Relocation funds are available for this position following
CIRES and the University of Colorado’s relocation processes and
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in
Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education
environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- A Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of experience in
computer science, engineering, or other IT related activities.
- Scripting/programming experience (e.g., Bash, Python, Perl,
- Experience with programming in Python with Flask.
- Experience with python libraries (e.g., Dash, Numpy,
- Experience in implementing software to accommodate customer
- Experience in developing code that meets current security
What We Would Like You To Have
- Familiarity with Cloud Web Infrastructure (e.g., AWS, Azure,
Google Cloud, etc.).
- Familiarity with working in a Linux environment.
- Familiarity with standard Web technologies (e.g., JS, PHP,
HTML, CSS, etc.).
- Experience with CMS systems such as Drupal, Wordpress or
- Experience with scientific applications.
- Experience with software versioning (e.g., Git or
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills and a strong
ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
- Experience with or willingness to learn interrogating large
geophysical data sets.
- Knowledge of or willingness to learn meteorological data
formats (e.g., GRIB, NetCDF).
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Resume or CV
- Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly
describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific
interest in this position.
If you are identified as a finalist for this role, you will be
asked to contact 3 professional references (1 must be/ must have
been a supervisor) to complete a SkillSurvey questionnaire on your
behalf. SkillSurvey is an online automated reference check
solution. This information will be kept confidential and viewable
only by the search committee.
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified
by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an
approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the
United States, please submit a translated version as an optional
The position will be open until filled. Applications will be
reviewed as they are received.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For
consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
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