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Scientific Programmer

Seattle, Washington, US
Closing date
Jan 18, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
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Full time
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At Weyerhaeuser, our focus is as much on building our people as building our business. We are committed to creating an environment where individuals can flourish, diversities encouraged, and communities supported. We are one of the premier integrated forest products organizations in the world. At Weyerhaeuser, we are always looking for people who can contribute, grow, think, and create! Our associates are the real reason we have been in business for over 120 years. Their skill and ingenuity have made Weyerhaeuser one of the largest and premium timber, land, and forest products company in the world.

Find out more about Weyerhaeuser at and learn our story here:

As a member of the Advanced Forestry Systems (AFS) team at Weyerhaeuser you will work on a diverse range of projects involving forest inventory, remote sensing, statistics, wood science, and other disciplines. You will be actively coding in python, R, SQL, C++, and C#, and developing cloud-based data pipelines, web apps, geospatial analytics, and machine learning applications. The AFS team's mission is to ensure the availability of reliable and cost-effective forest information for the optimal management of Weyerhaeuser land and timber. The AFS team is committed to fulfilling this mission by providing world-class data acquisition, analytical technologies, and support. This position is critical to fulfilling that mission.

The position is based out of the Weyerhaeuser headquarters building in the heart of Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle, with occasional travel to regional offices across the country. Due to COVID we are currently working from home and flexible work arrangements are available when a return to office is considered.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Develops, validates, and implements:
  • Large data workflows involving multiple database and computing platforms (including AWS), e.g., LiDAR point cloud data, satellite rasters, high resolution drone imagery.
  • Sophisticated analysis and models using large databases (SQL Server, Postgres) in standalone configurations or as components of decision support systems.
  • Distributed pipelines in AWS for automating the creation and processing of forest inventory data products (e.g., CI/CD runners).
  • Forest inventory data summarization and validation systems. Examples include forest growth models, log merchandizing algorithms, and harvest schedule optimization tools.
  • Communicates concepts, issues, and results to technical, non-technical, and geographically dispersed audiences.
  • Stays up to date with developments in the field of forest biometrics, data management, programming, and geospatial modeling.
Education: BS or MS in mathematics, computer science, geospatial analysis, biometrics, silviculture/biology, or related field preferred.

Technical Skills: Experience or training in programming, large databases, and cloud-computing required. Demonstrated proficiency in Python, SQL, Git, Linux, and AWS is essential. C++ competency and familiarity with geospatial data is preferred.

Drive: We are looking for someone who is eager to learn, engages with subject matter experts, and business clients; works well with their team; and who looks for opportunities to improve processes, while applying their technical expertise to ensure analytical rigor and effective implementation of our decision support tools in our Timberlands business environment.

Communication: Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for working effectively with a diverse set of internal and external clients.

Safety: We expect all team members to hold themselves and their team members accountable to a high level of safety awareness and safe behavior. Our goal is an injury-free workplace.

About Weyerhaeuser

At Weyerhaeuser, we are the world's premier timber, land, and forest products company. Sustainability is the founding concept of our business, and our values drive every decision to ensure we continue to lead the forestry industry in sustainability practices. And we know about sustainability - we led it in the forestry industry when we planted our first seedling by hand in 1938. We recognize that our success is dependent on the success of our people. For over 100 years, our Weyerhaeuser team has been making a difference in the world - from the seedlings we plant, to the forests and trees we nurture, we ensure every acre is managed with diligence, patience, and pride. That's the Weyerhaeuser way.

When you join our team, you'll earn competitive pay, a generous retirement plan contribution/match and comprehensive health benefits. We also support personal volunteerism, sponsor diversity networks, promote mentoring, and provide training and development opportunities to help you chart your path to a fulfilling career. Come join us in our quest to effectively manage the most sustainable, versatile resource on earth - our forests.

Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team.

Job Engineering, Science, & ArchitecturePrimary LocationUSA-WA-SeattleSchedule Full-timeJob Level Individual ContributorJob Type ExperiencedShift Day (1st)Relocation Assistance Available
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