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Weather Systems and Data Integration Manager Job

Date: Jan 6, 2018

Location: Bellefonte, PA, US

Company: BASF

Weather Systems and Data Integration Manager-1704801

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Description
At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are currently seeking a Weather Systems and Data Integration Manager to join our scientific weather modeling, research and development (R&D) team within the Agricultural Solutions (AP) business. The position is located near State College, PA.

Weather Systems and Data Integration Manager (1704801) – Bellefonte, PA

ZedX Inc., now part of BASF Group, is a globally-recognized provider of weather, plant, pest, and management models in support of production decisions and food security at all spatial and temporal scales important to agriculture.

As a Weather Systems and Data Integration Manager, you will be responsible for development and operation of core meteorological data acquisition and processing systems.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Develop and operate core meteorological data acquisition and processing systems, working in UNIX/LINUX environments with open source tools
- Interface with the company’s advanced weather analytics and agricultural modeling teams, providing quality data and key analysis for model development, calibration and validation drawing on a variety of data sources
- Determine the appropriate meteorological science and data requirements for developing algorithms that support both real-time and forecast decision making
- Create internal data delivery systems, including those related to radar, satellite, station, and grid weather datasets utilizing a wide range of weather data formats (binary, ASCII, GRIB, NetCDF, HDF, etc.)
- Collaborate with systems engineering teams to transition software from development to operations, and provide ongoing high-level technical support as necessary
- Lead meteorological documentation efforts, utilizing state-of-the-art software documentation standards
- Lead Data QA/QC efforts for entire weather systems including: ingesting and processing large volumes of weather data from public and private sources, and applying real time quality assurance and quality control tests

As Weather Systems and Data Integration Manager, your Leadership Core responsibilities will include…
- Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential
- Support development assignments and movement of talent across units
- Motivate and challenge to drive high performance
- Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally
- Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity
- Execute performance and career development discussions
- Role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy
- Establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable

This position is part of a job family. If selected, you will be hired at a level that matches your knowledge, skills, abilities and direct experience.

For further information on Agricultural Products with BASF, please select:

BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Leadership Expectations: As a leader at BASF, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at BASF are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement BASF's strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at BASF must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…
- PhD in Meteorology, Geography, or Related Sciences with 5+ years of relevant experience – OR - MS in Meteorology, Geography or Related Sciences with 10+ years of relevant experience (Applicable Engineering field emphasizing Data Science will also be considered)
- 3+ years of experience in the management of data for meteorological applications, with a good understanding of deterministic modeling
- Working knowledge of graphical tools (i.e. Grads, Matplotlib) for displaying meteorological data
- Familiarity with geospatial data and GIS technology
- Working knowledge of state-of-the-art software data-base design and management that support science and data requirements for developing algorithms for real-time decision making
- Experience ingesting and processing large volumes of weather data from public and private sources, and applying quality assurance and quality control tests

We Also Look For…
- Experience in the management of data for machine learning and statistical analysis
- In-depth understanding of geospatial data and GIS technology

Primary Location: US-PA-Bellefonte
Function: MARK - Marketing
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-APN-Crop Protection North America


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