Lynker is hiring three water resources engineers to work alongside scientific experts with the NOAA-Office of Water Prediction (OWP) at the National Water Center (NWC) on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa. The selected candidates will be apart of a team of scientists and engineers working on real-time flood forecast inundation mapping techniques; providing existing inundation mapping techniques for use nationally at fine resolution using real-time stream forecast estimates; and developing GIS and other data sets necessary for providing flood mapping services to stakeholders.
Daily activities will include analysis of existing flood mapping techniques used by the NWS; analysis and assessment of the geospatial data sets and hydraulic parameter information used for mapping techniques; collaboration with partners and stakeholders to identify gaps and weaknesses in existing data analysis methods; and geoprocessing and algorithm development (i.e. programming) for automated workflows that produce large scale, high resolution flood mapping information.
Graduate-level training (or experience) in hydrologic and geospatial science, terrain modeling, and process-automation programming using Python, R or similar languages
Knowledge of freshwater and/or saltwater physical hydraulics
Knowledge of hydrologic geospatial data processing
Knowledge of hydrography and bathymetry datasets
Knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling applications
Extensive experience with ESRI GIS applications and tools for processing large data sets used in hydrologic analysis
A sound understanding of the National Water Model’s operations and capabilities (https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwater.noaa.gov&toke…).
All applicants are to clearly state their US residence status (either ‘Permanent Resident’ or ‘Citizen’) in the first line of the cover letter.