Scientific Programmer / Software Engineer, Lynker Technologies

Scientific Programmer / Software Engineer

Lynker is hiring a Scientific Programmer/Software Engineer to work alongside scientists at NOAA-Office of Water Prediction (OWP) at the National Water Center (NWC) on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa AL. The candidate will be a developer that is familiar with modern programming languages and is comfortable working in a Linux environment. This work will facilitate ongoing development of the NOAA National Water Model's (NWM) operations and capabilities ( Daily duties will include the development and testing of new and existing computational programs to process and analyze the extensive database associated with the NWM. This candidate will also work alongside a team of hydrologists and geospatial scientists to implement data processing applications to provide stakeholders with flood mapping and forecast data services. Experience an ideal work-life balance and high-energy work environment within the NWC while collaborating with leading experts in the field of operational hydrology and data analytics.

Experience or skills should include:

  • Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering (or similar degree)
  • Experience with process-automation programming using Python, R or similar languages
  • Experience implementing mathematical algorithms for scientific applications
  • Experience with ESRI GIS applications and tools for processing large geospatial data sets

Work will be performed on site at the National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, AL. US citizenship or Permanent Residency is required at time of application.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a resume to Dr. Graeme Aggett ( All applicants are to clearly state their US residence status (either ‘Permanent Resident’ or ‘Citizen’) in the first line of the cover letter.

Job Type: Full-time

Expected Start Date: May 2019

About Lynker:

Lynker Technologies, LLC is a growing, Hub-zone certified small business specializing in professional, scientific and technical services with offices in Leesburg, VA and Boulder, CO. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with mature, results-driven processes and tools to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions in hydrology/water sciences, geospatial analysis, information technology, resource management, conservation, and management and business process improvement.

We focus on putting the right people in the right place to be effective. And having the right people is critical for success. Our streamlined organization enables and empowers our talented professionals to tackle our customers’ scientific and technical priorities – creatively and effectively.

Lynker offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries and benefits, and the opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions.

Lynker Technologies is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.