Sr. Scientist, Flood Risk Modeler

Jupiter Intelligence
Buffalo-Niagara Falls/Remote
Added: April 9, 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 flood models. You will work with data scientists, physical scientists, and software engineers to implement, interpret, and scale flood modeling capabilities globally. Model preparation, calibration, and execution will be primary parts of your contributions to Jupiter’s mission. You will support customer inquiries as they arise, and contribute to interpretations that support Jupiter’s customers. Innovations toward automation, cloud deployment, and open-source solutions will provide you the opportunity to think differently about flood modeling.

Critical Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement improvements to Jupiter’s flood models
  • Collaborate with leadership to prioritize development and implementation of flood model components
  • Define and review new prototypes and modeling software for inclusion into the Jupiter ecosystem
  • Work with a diverse team of software engineers and scientists who are collaborating on that development
  • Understand Jupiter’s scalable cloud-based computing environment, and ensure product compliance
  • Collaborate with other teams within Jupiter who are working on complementary product components
  • Identify and remove project blockers
  • Report to leadership on plans, progress, and risks
  • Communicate results, analysis, and interpretation both internally and externally

What you bring:

  • A Doctorate or Masters degree from an accredited college or university with a field of study closely related to flood modeling, coastal ocean modeling, land surface modeling, or hydraulics
  • At least 8 years of experience in the field, which may include work towards a Ph.D
  • Experience with implementing models at scale in either cloud or HPC environments
  • Familiarity with climate risk from a range of water-related hazards
  • Demonstrated experience writing excellent code using high-level languages such as Python
  • Experience leading projects or teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in team environments
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within changing priorities with enthusiasm
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and with other team members with different scientific and technical backgrounds
  • Excellent communication skills

Additional expertise that sets you apart:

  • Experience with coupling climate, weather, coastal, hydrologic, and/or hydraulic component models using open source models
  • Experience modeling storm surge and flooding from tropical cyclones
  • Experience with statistical and machine learning methods

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

The Pay Range for this position is listed. Actual pay will vary based on factors including, but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Jupiter's Total Rewards offerings for employees. Other rewards may include retirement savings, time-off programs, and health benefits and perks.