To obtain a position as a computer programmer/analyst combining my technical proficiency in several object-oriented and procedural languages with my scientific research and development background.
Highly ambitious career professional with Master's Degree in meteorology and 9-years of research and development experience in statistical modeling. Talent for quickly mastering evolving technology with familiarity developing and executing software on National Weather Service IBM supercomputers. Results-oriented with a documented history of producing accurate and timely forecast guidance under stringent operational deadlines.
Recent college graduate with an Associate's degree in information systems technology with a specialization in database and software development.
National Technical Center - Winchester, Virginia
Systems Developer. 08/2011 - present
- Develop, implement, and maintain custom business software applications using industry standard object-orientated programming techniques.
- Code client-server back end database applications.
- Troubleshoot user software issues in a professional and prompt manner.
- Suggest improvements and enhancements to existing applications.
National Weather Service / NOAA
Meteorological Development Laboratory - Silver Spring, Maryland
Statistical Modeling Branch
Research Meteorologist. 07/1998 - 07/2007
- Applied research techniques to develop and implement Model Output Statistics maximum/minimum temperature, dewpoint and cloud cover forecast guidance.
- Conducted extensive statistical verifications of NWS forecast guidance.
- Presented scientific results at national meteorological conferences.
- Created algorithms and wrote software to perform calculations and post processing in FORTRAN driven by UNIX shell scripts.
- Quality controlled large meteorological datasets.
- Served as focal point to NWS field offices and public users for branch products.
- Team lead for public web page.
Department of Earth Sciences
- Millersville, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Research Assistant / Student Forecaster.
12/1992 - 12/1996
- Performed field research measuring low-level ozone concentrations using instrumentation with a tethered weather balloon.
- Aircraft research of Great Plains low-level nocturnal jet stream in Oklahoma.
- Analyzed current and forecast weather data to prepare Campus Weather Service forecast for University Community as well as the general public.
- Interpreted real-time satellite, radar, and numerical weather prediction model output.
Lord Fairfax Community College
- Middletown, Virginia
Associate of Applied Science, summa cum laude
, May 2011
Major: Information Technology: Database and Software Development Specialization, GPA 4.0/4.0
University of Maryland
– College Park, Maryland
Master of Science, May 2000
Major: Meteorology, Cumulative GPA: 3.13/4.0
– Millersville, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude
, December 1996
Major: Meteorology, Cumulative GPA: 3.67/4.0
AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Nominated for Lord Fairfax Community College Outstanding Achievement in Information Technology Award (2011)
- Department of Commerce Bronze Medal (2001)
- Department of Commerce Unit Citation (2000)
- Numerous Monetary Awards as a civil servant.
- Millersville University Earth Science Department Award for Academic Excellence (1996)
- Software: Oracle 11G, Access, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Photoshop, BlueJ, Eclipse IDE, MS Office 2007/10, WordPress, Joomla and ArcView GIS.
- Operating Systems: Windows 7/Vista/XP, and Unix/Linux.
- Proficient in meteorological software packages including McIDAS, GEMPAK, NTRANS, AWIPS/NAWIPS, NMAP, BUFKIT.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST