Senior Hydrologist and Global Inland Flood Technical Lead Earth and Ocean Systems

Jupiter Intelligence, Inc.
San Mateo County, California, US
Aug 20, 2021
Sep 17, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Senior Hydrologist and Global Inland Flood Technical Lead Earth and Ocean Systems

San Mateo, CA/ Boulder, CO/ New York, NY/. London, U.K. /

Jupiter is the global market leader in analytics for resilience planning and enterprise climate risk management, especially in financial services, industrial, the public sector, and NGOs.

Jupiter is 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.

We seek new colleagues-data scientists, physical scientists, software engineers, company builders, and more-who share our passion for excellence, innovation, and collaboration. 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. We value working in an inclusive and equitable environment, with team diversity that reflects the world we live in.

Jupiter is hiring a dynamic individual to continue to lead development of our next-generation global inland flood model. You will work with data scientists, physical scientists, and software engineers to implement, interpret, and scale hydrologic and hydraulic modeling capabilities globally. Model preparation, calibration, and execution will be primary parts of your contributions to Jupiter's mission. Innovations toward automation, cloud deployment, and open-source solutions will provide you the opportunity to think differently about hydrology and hydraulic modeling.
Your critical responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Design improvements to Jupiter's global inland flood model
  • Collaborate with other leadership to prioritize development and implementation of flood model components
  • Define and review new prototypes and modeling software for inclusion into the Jupiter ecosystem
  • Ensure development of a flexible model that allows further differentiation from competitors in the future
  • Manage day to day activities of 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
  • Collaborate with the model validation teamIdentify and remove project blockers
  • Maintain morale among team members
  • Report to leadership on plans, progress, and risks
What You Bring:
  • A Doctorate or Masters degree from an accredited college or university with a field of study closely related to hydrology, land surface modeling, hydraulics, flood forecasting or water resource management
  • At least 12 years of experience in the field, which may include work towards a Ph.D
  • Experience with implementing regional distributed hydrologic and hydraulic models Experience with calibrating hydrologic models
  • Experience with coupling climate, weather, coastal, hydrologic, and hydraulic component models using open source models
  • Experience in Linux and writing clear code for operational use using high-level languages (e.g. Python or R)
  • Experience leading projects or teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in team environments
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and with other team members with different scientific and technical backgrounds
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.
Successful candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Please submit your Cover Letter and Resume to us to see if there might be a great fit.