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IBM Head of Weather and Forecasting Sciences for The Weather Company in Brookhaven, Georgia


Universal and powerful, weather has a serious effect on people's emotions and behaviors. From food and clothing choices to taking shelter after a tornado alert, millions of decisions are made every day based on the weather.

Weather also serves a critical role in business, such as guiding the route a pilot takes to avoid turbulence, when a farmer fertilizes their crops or how an energy company mobilizes its crews after a power outage.

As part of IBM's commitment to being essential, we are focused on using our knowledge, scale, technology and trust to advance the science of weather forecasting and help people everywhere make better decisions.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The Weather Company, an IBM Business is seeking a scientific leader to join our team in Brookhaven, GA. You will lead the scientific efforts in the Forecast Research and Development group that develops, evaluates, refines, and reduces to practice cutting-edge technologies that drive accurate weather forecasts consumed by billions of people and businesses worldwide. Using the core meteorological sciences, and technical skills such as machine learning and software engineering, and effective management practices, you will ensure the advancement of a broad set of state-of-the-art weather forecasting capabilities.

The specific job duties include:

  • Direct and contribute to the research, development, prototyping, and evaluation of pragmatic methods for advancing real-time weather prediction accuracy and its application such as probabilistic forecasting, NWP models and their outputs, and the impacts of weather on society and businesses.

  • Ensure continued accuracy superiority of our weather and forecast content by developing and identifying relevant scientific methods and data that will advance our capabilities, and lead and direct teams that reduce those to practice.

  • Interact with adjacent teams across the company to advocate for and ensure effective use of our weather content, and to help conceive of novel ways to embody weather in products for effective business and societal outcomes.

  • Manage a team of scientists and software engineers to envision, architect, implement and evaluate new capabilities in an agile environment in a manner to contributes to a positive work culture and environment.

  • Sustain and advance knowledge in meteorology and other relevant technical disciplines such as data science and software development.

  • Contribute strategic vision and leadership to the company and its mission.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • A Master's degree in the atmospheric sciences, applied mathematics, computer science, or a closely related field.

  • A visceral interest in the development and reduction to practice of pragmatic capabilities for advancing the accuracy and applicability of weather forecasts.

  • Experience in development of meteorological software using one or more languages such as MATLAB, Python, C/C++, or NCL in a Linux environment.

  • Deep experience in working with a variety of real-time meteorological data sets.

  • Demonstrated experience in applying statistical analysis, mathematical modeling, machine learning, data mining, and related techniques to meteorological problems.

  • Strong communication skills and an ability to communicate complex concepts to diverse audiences.

  • Effective leadership attributes and abilities.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • A Ph.D. in the atmospheric sciences, applied mathematics, computer science, or a closely related field.

  • Familiarity working with large-scale computing platforms such as the cloud and high-performance computers.

  • Weather forecasting experience.

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Location StatementIBM offers a wide range of resources for eligible IBMers to thrive both inside and outside of work. In addition to a competitive benefits program consisting of medical and life insurance, retirement plans, and time off, eligible employees may also have access to:

*12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. Family care options are also available to support eligible employees during COVID-19.

*World-class training and educational resources on our personalized, AI-driven learning platform. IBM's learning culture supports your restless attitude to grow your skills and build the depth and scale of knowledge needed to achieve your career goals.

*Well-being programs to support mental and physical health.

*Financial programs that empower you to plan, save, and manage your money (including expert financial counseling, 401(k), IBM stock discount, etc.).

*Select educational reimbursement opportunities.

*Diverse and inclusive employee resource groups where you can network and connect with IBMers across the globe.

*Giving and volunteer programs to benefit charitable organizations and local communities.

*Discounts on retail products, services, and experiences.

We consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable law.

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