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Climate Data Analyst (Software Development Intern)

Employer
CLIMALOGIK INC.
Location
Canada (Remote)
Salary
The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Climalogik is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations, or any other condition of employment. Climalogik follows local, provincial, and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment.

Company Overview

Climalogik Inc. is a science-led multidisciplinary environmental and engineering consulting firm with expertise in climate science (weather and climate modelling, adaptation, and mitigation scenarios pathways), hydrology, water resources, data science and geospatial analytics, decision support applications development, and data management and analysis system design support to government agencies, private companies, and international clients. Our corporate headquarters is in Calgary, Alberta. We are involved in a variety of projects in the infrastructure design, energy, water management, oil and gas, mining, forestry, agriculture, disaster risk management, health, and recreation sectors in Canada and internationally. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through science and innovation. We achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement (research and development) and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.

We work together as one team, with coordination and integration of all disciplines. Our flat management structure and unique culture create a work environment where employees can grow professionally, practice our core values (Integrity, Excellence, Quality, Teamwork, Sustainability), work with fantastic teams and enjoy perks such as mentoring opportunities.

The Role

Climalogik is seeking a Climate Data Analyst (Software Development Intern) to join our Climate Modelling and Analytics team.  

Who You Will Work With

You’ll work with Climalogik’s Climate Modelling and Analytics team, ideally co-located with our team in Calgary, although remote work can be considered. Our Climate Modelling and Analytics team is Climalogik’s core team of experts who analyze, and generate cross-sectoral insights from, the quantitative impacts of climate change for our clients. Our Climate Modelling and Analytics team comprises climate scientists, data scientists, and expert consultants dedicated to conducting advanced analytics for infrastructure design, energy, water management, oil and gas, mining, forestry, agriculture, disaster risk management, health, and recreation sectors in Canada and internationally.   

What You Will Do

  • You will work closely with our senior data scientists to develop climate analysis and visualization backend and dashboard routines/code for a standalone web-based global climate information portal and resilience tool.
  • You will work together with our data science team to design, develop and deploy web-based applications and dashboards to deliver faster, more impactful insights to our clients.
  • You will leverage deep knowledge of climate and earth systems as well as analytical expertise to process and analyze climate baselines and projections data
  • Translate climate projections data into multi-sectoral climate indices and adaptation products
  • Some of the issues we are tasked with daily include: retrieving and processing large amounts of CMIP5/6 data from cloud storage, conducting analyses and generating insights based on medium to long term projected changes in climate, and more generally utilizing climate domain expertise to provide climate-specific insights and inform strategy for addressing climate risk across various sectors of the economy.

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree (MSc/PhD/postdoc) in atmospheric science, meteorology, climate/earth systems science, hydrology, civil/environmental engineering, astrophysics, or similar fields.
  • Required modeling experience: experience working with climate models (i.e., CMIP5/ CMIP6 GCMs, RCMs, etc.); multi-model, multi-scenario ensemble analysis; uncertainty quantification and visualization.
  • Downloading and processing climate data and information from public online portals such as Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF), World Bank Group Climate Change Knowledge portal, Data Distribution Centre (DDC) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), etc.
  • Preferred modeling experience: hydroclimate modelling, bias correction, statistical downscaling of climate model outputs, climate impact assessments (ability to assess and translate climate impacts across several sectors desirable).
  • Knowledge required:
  • Climate risk assessment, extreme events analysis, computing climate indices, time of emergence of climate signals, and intensity-duration-frequency curves
  • Strong high-performance computing (HPC) and programming skills, including extensive experience with UNIX/LINUX, and with scientific and visualization and statistical languages such as NCL, R, MATLAB, NCO, CDO, GrADS, etc.
  • Extensive experience applying high-performance computing skills and tools to large, multidimensional climate datasets including global and regional climate outputs from IPCC CMIP5/CMIP6 and CORDEX, and different forms of climate observations and reanalysis products. Ability to work with data in various formats such as NetCDF, GRIB, HDF, HDF-EOS, GeoTIFF, and Text (ASCII).
  • Being well-versed in the Python data science ecosystem (NumPy, pandas, Dask, Jupyter, scikit-learn, PyTorch), geospatial libraries (rasterio, xarray) and formats (GeoTIFF, NetCDF, Zarr) as well as AWS cloud technologies (S3, EC2, lambda, SageMaker), will serve you well as you accelerate innovative data solutions across several application areas. Programming in R is an asset. Python and R will be used throughout.
  • Experience programming (beyond simple scripts) in a modern scientific language (e.g., Python, R, Fortran, Bash) and experience with Perl, TensorFlow, Spark, Java, C#, C++, or C considered an asset.
  • Experience with the scientific software stack, including – Version control (git) – Testing (unit tests, regression tests, etc.) – Automated documentation – Databases (SQL-based, NetCDF/HDF5, MongoDB, etc.)
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates initiative and takes a proactive approach to tasks.
  • Flexible, team player.

What can we offer you?

At Climalogik we believe in hiring the best talent, from diverse backgrounds, as this introduces new ideas to the team and our customers. We constantly strive to improve our working environment and provide everyone with the tools and applications they need to do their job effectively.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary commensurate with skill, ability, and experience.

Primary Location: Canada-Alberta-Calgary (can work remotely within Canada)

Employee Status: Contract

Job Level: Intern

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time (June – August 2022)

How to Apply

Does this sound like you? If so, please submit your CV and cover letter via careers@climalogik.ca. Include in your CV any academic/non-governmental/industry project and programming samples that demonstrate your skills set.

Relevant certifications, if any, should be indicated in your CV.

Include “Climate Data Analyst (Software Development Intern)” in the subject line when submitting your application package.  

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted to discuss the experience as s outlined in their CVs and cover letters.

We look forward to learning more about you.

Apply by May 15. However, position will remain open until filled.

Candidates must be authorized to work in Canada

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