Sr. Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeler - Team Lead

  • Jupiter Intelligence
  • All - San Mateo, CA | Boulder, CO | New York, NY
  • Sep 11, 2020
Full Time

Job Description

About Us
Jupiter helps communities and private enterprises worldwide better predict, plan for, and mitigate the impact of climate change—empowering them to be more resilient, agile, and effective in meeting the massive challenges climate change imposes.
We’re thought leaders in data, climate, and earth and ocean-system science; advanced technology; private business; and public policy. We offer climate risk modeling solutions that can save lives and mitigate the 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, business professionals, and more—who share our passion, commitment to excellence and innovation, and collaboration. Together, we can help make the world a safer place for our generation, and those who come after us.
This position is in a fast-growing company created to meet the global demand for global and local climate and weather information to protect and develop assets, and to manage risk in operations and portfolios. 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.
Bringing diversity to prepare a diverse planet for our changing climate​
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. The world is a diverse place; a diverse workforce in an inclusive environment is essential to meet our goals. We go forward together.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop a team of hydrologic and hydraulic modelers within a larger multidisciplinary team of scientists
  • Provide managerial and intellectual leadership on hydrologic and hydraulic modeling capabilities from local to global scales
  • Design and construct of both high resolution and global hydrologic and hydraulic models
  • Contribute to the development of operational flood forecast systems
  • Couple multi-scale atmospheric, coastal and hydrologic models
  • Calibrate and validate models using satellite data and sensor observations
  • Execute models efficiently, and ensure the results are sound
  • Pre-process high-resolution data including topographic/elevation data and land use
  • Post-process output from hydrodynamic models for input to hazards calculations
  • Contribute to Jupiter innovation in science and software, processes and workflows
  • Contribute to reports and presentations
  • Work closely in concert with peer team-leads on programs, projects and deliverables
  • Develop and mentor team, subordinates, and others


  •  Travel requirements: minimal



  • 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 with GIS software, especially open source
  • 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


  • Additional desirable qualifications:


  • Experience modeling complex urban flood problems using one- and two-dimensional hydraulic models, and with complex hydraulic structures such as tide gates
  • An established record of peer reviewed research
  • Experience in data assimilation 
  • Experience in parallel HPC environments and working on one or more commercial cloud computing services
  • Experience in managing and developing people, and leading a small team 


  • 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.

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.

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