Software Developer, Maps & Forecasting Technologies, AccuWeather - She Runs It
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Software Developer, Maps & Forecasting Technologies, AccuWeather

By She Runs It

Software Developer, Maps & Forecasting Technologies

Tech
Company: AccuWeather
Location: Remote

Want to be part of a team that is a global leader in mapping, weather visualization, and cutting-edge short-term forecasting technologies, serving billions of requests monthly? We are looking for a Software Developer that displays an interest in and passion for technical design, development and problem solving, along with someone who likes to analyze and build systems and help identify areas of improvement. 

Reporting directly to the Manager of Maps & Forecasting Technologies, this position will be responsible for developing and maintaining AccuWeather’s innovative weather visualization and mapping capabilities. Leveraging modern technologies and architectural approaches, you will translate Product and meteorological needs into world class, high performing code and map delivery systems. You will demonstrate skill in multiple technologies, solve technical problems, and collaborate with peers and stakeholders in an Agile-based environment to deliver both real-time forecast data and best of breed mapping experiences that cater to a global audience. 

Remote candidates in Canada and the United States are being considered for this mid-level opportunity. 

Who We Are

AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania; a severe weather center in Wichita, Kansas; and offices in New York City and elsewhere around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their activities and get more out of their day through innovative digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as AccuWeather For Business (AFB), radio, television, newspapers, digital out of home, the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel and AccuWeather NOW streaming service. Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Develop functional, efficient, and well-structured code, and test artifacts 
  • Analyze and contribute to technical specifications 
  • Develop modern map and weather visualization components with a focus on performance 
  • Develop solutions to enhance architecture used to ingest, process, and serve atmospheric and related data that are used to create both MinuteCast and maps 
  • Collaborate with Product, Technology, and Design to deliver innovative map and forecast visualization experiences 
  • Prototype, test, and iterate upon new features 
  • Ensure established processes and standards are followed 
  • Contribute to an enthusiastic, positive, work environment 
  • Build relationships across functions and departments 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Job Qualifications 

  • BS/BA in related discipline with 3 or more years of experience in related field 
  • Proficient in modern programming and scripting languages such as C++, Python, Shell 
  • Demonstrated experience in object-oriented computer programming methodologies 
  • Experience with Azure cloud-based architectures, CDN’s, and caching 
  • Linux operating system knowledge  
  • Experience with version control systems and CI / CD processes (Git, Terraform, Jenkins, Docker, Azure DevOps, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of geospatial principles, with ability to interpret and analyze complex datasets 
  • Experience in Qt development framework 
  • Self-driven; good problem-solving skills; adaptable and willing to take ownership 
  • Good verbal and written communication and collaboration skills 
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and analysis in bringing successful resolution to small-to-moderate projects 
  • Understanding of unit testing frameworks and tools 
  • Understanding of security principles, standards, and conventions 
  • Remote candidates in Canada and the United States are being considered for this opportunity  
    • In the United States, AccuWeather is only able to hire team members in the following states due to taxation purposes: CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI and WY. 

More About AccuWeather 
 
AccuWeather’s innovation-first promise has led to the development of many award-winning and propriety features that are available free to the public, including AccuWeather MinuteCast® Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy ™, the exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperature, and AccuWeather RealImpact™ Scale for Hurricanes, among many other revolutionary products for the greater safety, convenience and comfort of our users. Further, AccuWeather serves more than half of the Fortune 500 and thousands of other businesses in the U.S. and globally. 

Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the “father of modern commercial meteorology.” Dr. Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named “the most accurate man in weather” by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur’s Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion 

AccuWeather is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law poster here and its supplement here. The pay transparency policy is available here.  

AccuWeather is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to human.resources@accuweather.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. 

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