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Software Engineer, Weather Radars

Country of Position: 
United States
Subject Area: 
Digital Signal Processing
Start Date: 
January 04, 2017
Expiration Date: 
January 22, 2017
Position Description: 

Vaisala has been predicting the unpredictable for over 80 years. We are the global leader in weather measurements, and our innovative technologies can be found in demanding environments all over the world– and beyond! Even the Mars Rover Curiosity is equipped with our sensors.

We offer you a career with a clear purpose and a chance to enhance environmental observations for a better world. With our 1,600 professionals worldwide we intend to stay on top of our game and this is where you come in.

Innovation is at the heart of our company and we believe in developing cutting-edge technology. Vaisala’s Offering teams develop and manage our industry-leading products all the way from initial ideas to product launches including R&D, engineering, software development and testing, project management, system testing as well as UX design.

We are currently recruiting for a

Software Engineer, Weather Radars

to further strengthen our team Westford MA. The selected person will have an essential role in developing the measurement performance of our weather radars through signal processing and algorithm development.

Key responsibilities include:

  • implementation of new algorithms for processing weather radar data
  • development of new algorithms and processing methods
  • maintenance of current signal processing software

In this expert role, the new Software Engineer will also contribute to providing support to our field service staff and customers, when algorithm performance needs to be analyzed and understood in detail.

To be successful in this role, we are seeking a candidate with the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • Expertise in digital signal processing and algorithm development
  • Familiarity with radar technologies, preferably weather radars
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field
  • Programming skills in C/C++, knowledge of Python an advantage
  • Collaborative and communicative
  • Self-starter and self-finisher
  • Drive and curiosity to understand and improve the performance of our products

This position will offer an opportunity to be an influential part of an international team developing the world’s best weather radars, sold to numerous customers globally, from New Zealand to northern Finland. Our high-performance signal processors are also sold independently and used to upgrade existing radars, including the US NEXRAD network.

Please submit your application (with resume and salary expectations) by 22 January 2017 by completing the online application form at

The atmosphere at Vaisala buzzes with curiosity because in our line of work there are always things to discover and learn. We embrace new ideas and have bright colleagues from experienced experts at the top of their fields to young talents at the start of their careers.

We take pride in being pioneers who strive to bring about positive changes in both the society and environment, and our work is not done yet. Grab this opportunity and join our team to make a difference!

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