CIWRO Research Associate: ACME Software Developer

The incumbent will provide scientific and technical software engineering and development support for the Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) project (


Date posted

Mar. 6, 2023 4:15 pm

Application deadline

Apr. 6, 2023 5:00 pm


CIWRO at the University of Oklahoma


  • United States

Job description

This is a career-track research associate position in the Applied Computing for the Meteorological Enterprise Team (ACME) at the Cooperative Institute for Severe and High- Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) in collaboration with NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL).

Position Overview

The incumbent will provide scientific and technical software engineering and development support for the Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) project ( The ideal candidate will be excited about being part of a highly collaborative team interested in transitioning cutting-edge research into operations. The position will be based at the National Weather Center in Norman, OK, a highly collaborative forecasting, research, and academic environment containing a number of NOAA and OU organizations. The incumbent will work directly with research scientists at CIWRO and NSSL.

Job Responsibilities

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain and support the existing MRMS software systems
  • Work with an interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists to design, develop and implement enhancements and improvements to the MRMS software systems
  • Assist in developing a new infrastructure that will be the basis for the next generation of the MRMS software systems for potential use on the NCEP operational hardware and software platforms
  • Prepare documentation on all aspects of engineering activities (including system testing and evaluation) and, as appropriate, collaborate with scientists to participate in publishing scientific papers
  • Perform related duties as assigned 


  • A degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related field
  • Strong computer programming skills with particular emphasis on C/C++, Object Oriented Programming, modern scripting languages, and other emerging technologies
  • Programming experience with engineering and/or scientific applications
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to obtain all necessary security clearances for access to NCEP operational computer systems (Permanent Resident status or US citizenship is required)

Desired Attributes

  • Proficiency in Linux (Unix) environments, AWS cloud experience, docker/container exposure
  • This position does not require specialized knowledge of remote sensing, radar systems, or atmospheric science, but such knowledge would be advantageous 

Beginning salary is commensurate with degree and experience. Information on OU benefits can be found at CIWRO supports a diverse, non-discriminatory workforce that respects the culture, beliefs, and practices of all employees. Our flexible work hours and easy area commutes enable employees to address personal needs without sacrificing paid leave. CIWRO has a structured career- track program that allows for advancement and professional prestige all while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. Information on living in Norman Oklahoma and the surrounding communities can be found at Community-Resources/Norman-Area

How to Apply

Send a statement of interest highlighting how you meet the position qualifications, your resume/CV, and a list of three professional references to: Enter in the subject line: ATTN: ACME Software Developer. For more information about this position, please contact Jeff Brogden ( 

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.