Jobs at Dark Sky


Data Scientist

Overview

Dark Sky is looking for a Data Scientist to help us be the best weather forecasting company. The person in this position will be responsible for maintaining, analyzing, and improving Dark Sky’s forecast generation, from hyper-local next-hour precipitation forecasts to 7-day forecasts adjusted for microclimate effects. The ideal candidate will have knowledge & experience in several of the following areas: software engineering practices, algorithm development, data analysis, math/statistics, machine learning, computer vision, and of course a keen interest in weather!

Responsibilities

  • Analyze and track forecast accuracy to target areas for improvement
  • Improve algorithms for forecast models, microclimate adjustments, etc.
  • Develop and maintain pipelines for radar image processing and classification
  • Fix bugs and improve performance
  • Unit-test code for robustness, including edge cases and general reliability

Requirements

  • M.S. or Ph.D. degree in science, math, or engineering preferred
  • 4+ years of software development experience in data-intensive applications
  • Demonstrated skill in computational algorithms development
  • Demonstrated skill in data analysis and interpretation
  • Familiarity with machine learning methods highly desired
  • Familiarity with image processing and computer vision methods highly desired
  • Experience with C/C++, Nodejs, and Python highly desired
  • Familiarity with weather data / forecasting preferred

Location

  • Cambridge, MA

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Backend Developer

Overview

Dark Sky is looking for a versatile Backend Developer to help build and maintain the data delivery system for our next-generation, high-per­formance weather forecasting engine. This engine is used by tens of thousands of businesses, research institutions and independent developers and powers our award-winning consumer products, including the #1 paid weather app on iOS (selected by Apple as “Best of 2015”). We are one of the largest suppliers of weather data globally, have been profitable since inception and are growing rapidly. Come help us build the world’s most accurate and powerful weather forecasting service!

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop scalable, high-performance data delivery web services as part of the Dark Sky backend team
  • Productionalize forecast generation models and algorithms
  • Develop and implement appropriate administrative tools for monitoring, logging, and measuring performance
  • Write unit tests and maintain a consistently high level of code coverage in order to ensure system correctness and reliability
  • Participate in an on-call rotation in case of after-hour issues
  • Participate in a wide range of side-projects relating to weather data, such as monitoring forecast accuracy and collecting and integrating data from nontradi­tional sources

Requirements

  • Experience developing scalable, highly available web services
  • Deep understanding of web architecture, including caching and security considerations
  • Experience with production software engineering best practices, unit testing frameworks, etc. (Opinionated testing pros­elytism encouraged)
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related subject; or 4+ years of industry experience
  • Highly desirable:

Location

  • Cambridge, MA

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Technical Support Specialist

Overview

Dark Sky's API powers leading commercial applications, services, and many of the top apps on iOS, Android, and the web. Come help us build the world’s most accurate and powerful weather forecasting data service!

Dark Sky is looking for a versatile Support Specialist to help current and future customers successfully use our weather forecast API, mobile apps, and website. The ideal candidate should be motivated to help users solve tough problems!

Responsibilities

  • Provide in-depth technical support to our API, app, and website users
  • Handle a large volume of incoming emails and tickets
  • Escalate challenging issues and bugs to the engineering team
  • Explain how our APIs work to potential customers and work with key existing customers to ensure their continued success
  • Serve as an internal customer advocate to the rest of the Dark Sky team by relaying user feedback and feature requests
  • Develop operational processes and policies to be more efficient and improve the customer experience for users

Requirements

  • Experience in a customer-facing technical support role
  • Strong interest in weather and how it impacts human activity
  • Aptitude to learn technical concepts (APIs, mobile apps, scalable web services, data modeling)
  • Ability to grow and scale a support organization effectively

Location

  • Cambridge, MA

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Dark Sky is an Equal Opportunity Employer