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Climate Scientist

Jupiter Intelligence

Jupiter Intelligence

United States
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024
About Us
Jupiter is the global market leader in analytics for resilience planning and enterprise climate risk management. We are led by pioneers in data, climate, and earth and ocean sciences, as well as technology, risk management, company building, and public policy. Our climate risk modeling solutions save lives and mitigate potentially catastrophic impacts inflicted by hurricanes, floods, heat waves, wildfires, drought, and other extreme weather events on homes, businesses, infrastructure, food and water supplies, and entire economies.
Jupiter is also committed to the world community. Through our Jupiter Promise initiative we provide services to under-resourced countries and communities to promote sound decision making while including the potential impacts of climate change. Employees are encouraged to provide their expertise to various programs under the Jupiter Promise initiative.
Jupiter is bringing diversity to prepare a diverse planet for our changing climate. Jupiter was founded on the principle that with the right approaches and the right team, we can prepare Earth’s economies to meet the challenges associated with climate change. The world is a diverse place; a diverse workforce in an inclusive environment is essential to meet our goals. We go forward together.
Jupiter is hiring a dynamic individual to contribute to our next generation of climate risk products. You will work with data scientists, physical scientists, and software engineers to address a wide variety of problems in weather and climate, ocean modeling, hydrology, extremes, uncertainty quantification, etc. You will support customer inquiries as they arise, and contribute to interpretations that support Jupiter’s customers. Innovations in the application of climate science, data science methods and algorithms, as well as cloud and open-source solutions will provide you with the opportunity to expand your toolbox and think differently about climate risk. This role can be based at any of our 3 office locations in New York City, Boulder, CO or San Mateo, CA.

What your responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical leadership on climate and weather related issues in research and development activities.
  • Evaluation and integration of observational datasets, climate reconstructions and reanalysis, and climate model output, including their tradeoffs and how they are being used in the community.
  • Engage with the climate science community, including tracking and reporting on emerging research and innovations.
  • Collaboration with science leadership, project managers, and other science and software development teams to scope deliverables, organize projects and manage execution and delivery.
  • Understand Jupiter’s scalable cloud-based computing environment, and ensure product compliance.
  • Communicate results, analysis, and interpretation both internally and externally, including customer interaction.

What you bring to the role:

  • A Doctorate or Masters degree from an accredited college or university with a field of study closely related to climate or atmospheric science; or a Doctorate or Masters degree from an accredited college or university with a field of study focused on data science, applied statistics, or machine learning with experience in climate-related research and development.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the field, which may include work towards a Ph.D; focus areas may include downscaling, tropical cyclones, extremes, climate modeling, and/or climate risk.
  • Proficiency in programming with a relevant language such as Python. Experience with software development best practices, cloud or HPC environments, and agile development is a plus.
  • Experience with statistical and machine learning methods.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, collaborating with team members with different scientific and technical backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills.
When we say Jupiter Intelligence is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are not just adding a legal addendum. Of course, we do not discriminate:
Jupiter Intelligence is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
In fact, we celebrate our differences as our strength and actively work to build an inclusive environment for all. If we can do anything to improve your application and interview process, please let us know!
Please also note: Successful candidates must be authorized to work in the US