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IBM Meteorological Operations Specialist for The Weather Company in Andover, Massachusetts

Introduction

The world's largest brands in transportation, insurance, aviation, and media depend on The Weather Company, an IBM Business for the most accurate and precise weather updates. Our organization delivers forecasts around the world via seamless cross-platform technology. We connect clients and consumers to the weather intel they need. This is done by aggregating rich datasets - both business and consumer - to create analytics and insight which are delivered as personal, reliable, and actionable weather information. At The Weather Company, we deliver solutions that allow businesses to achieve the positive outcomes in the face of severe or unexpected weather.

Your Role and Responsibilities

The Weather Company, an IBM Business is hiring a Meteorological Operations Specialist. The team is responsible for providing quality control and meteorological support for premiere data products and services worldwide. Your meteorological and technical expertise, along with knowledge of weather-sensitive operations will help maintain high standards for product timeliness, accuracy, and quality our customers expect.

  • Provide meteorological quality control for The Weather Company's global products and services including NOWrad Mosaic Radar, satellite imagery, lightning data and market-specific custom graphics.

  • Monitor The Weather Company's central facility system involving processes that ingest, generate and broadcast unaltered and value-added data products and services worldwide

  • Collaborate with technical staff to fault isolate and resolve issues impacting data services

  • Collaborate closely with the forecast teams regarding synoptic and mesoscale weather events expected to impact customer assets worldwide

  • Generate storm following short fused forecasts depicting information for significant weather events including severe weather and tropical systems

  • Provide resources for special projects involving all aspects of Meteorological Services as needed

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Proven understanding of theoretical and practical meteorology

  • Effectively summarize large quantities of data into clear, concise information under rigid time constraints

  • Ability to effectively adjust priorities based on changing weather conditions in a fast-paced operational environment is essential

  • Demonstrable interpersonal communications skills

  • This position requires the ability to work rotating shifts

  • Bachelor's degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or related science from an accredited college or university, OR a combination of training and experience that has led to qualification as a Meteorologist by the NWS or a US or NATO military authority.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Familiarity with C++/PERL/FORTRAN programming languages

  • 1+ years' experience in Meteorology

About Business UnitIBM's Cloud and Cognitive software business is committed to bringing the power of IBM's Cloud and Watson/AI technologies to life for our clients and ecosystem partners around the world. IBM provides you with the most comprehensive and consistent approach to development, security and operations across hybrid environments-with complete software solutions for business and IT operations, development, data science, security, and management. Our experts and software capabilities help organizations develop applications once and deploy them anywhere, integrate security across the breadth of their IT estate, and automate operations with management visibility. With IBM, you also have access to new skills and methods, governance and management approaches, and a deep ecosystem of industry experts and partners.

Your Life @ IBMWhat matters to you when you're looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities - where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust - where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

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About IBMIBM's greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

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.

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBMIBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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