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Atmospheric Scientist

Netherlands, Zuid-Holland, DelftCore Innovation

Job description

Are you passionate about meteorology and atmospheric physics? Do you love our planet and want to help renewable energy sources? We are looking for a talented atmospheric scientist to strengthen our research and development team. A team member who contributes to the development of Whiffle’s atmospheric Large-Eddy Simulation model and can advise our operational staff on wonderfully complex atmospheric matters. 


You design, test and implement new model features and bring them into production. You analyse atmospheric LES model data, observation data and large-scale NWP and geo-scientific data. For example, you analyze LES skills in complex and mountainous terrain, propose a new radiatively active canopy model, collect offshore met-mast observations and verify LES skill and propose a new lake model for inland water bodies. To achieve this you participate in agile scrum sprints and collaborate in a cross-functional team. And besides you are writing documentation, scientific reports and/or journal publications and you participate in code reviews.


Whiffle is based in Delft the Netherlands since 2016 and founded by professors from the Delft University of Technology! Whiffle is revolutionizing numerical weather prediction by using cutting-edge computing technology to run the world's highest resolution operational weather model. Our Large Eddy Simulation (LES) based weather prediction model delivers benefits in many economic sectors, but our primary focus and the one where we are most compassionate about is the renewable energy sector. It is Whiffle’s mission to make the world's best weather forecasts and to make the world better with this disruptive technology. Sometimes people say it’s not possible, but we are sure it can be done, because we already did! 


We combine scientific excellence with a drive to innovate in order to deliver better products to our clients. We share a hard-working spirit and celebrate our successes together. We stimulate learning and personal development. We value a pleasant working atmosphere and a good sense of humour. You will be working with team members specialized in physics, computing, software development and renewable energy. Your job at Whiffle allows you to make a lasting impact in the field of renewable energy and weather forecasting.

Job requirements


You are analytical, methodical and you have a naturally curiosity. You have completed a MSc or PhD in Atmospheric Physics or in Meteorology. Of course, you are passionate about analyzing atmospheric data. You know how to develop and test parts of the LES model. You like to work together in a larger R&D team and you want to make a lasting impact in the field of renewable energy and weather forecasting. Lost but not least, it is nice to have experience with FORTRAN, C++ and/or Python.


  • Everyone in our team is eager to learn from and share knowledge with each other.
  • Room to grow, with learning opportunities and coaching both technical and personal.
  • We celebrate successes together.
  • With this job you ensure a lasting impact in the field of sustainable energy and weather forecasting.
  • Traveling allowance of €0,19 per km.
  • Pension scheme (with an employer contribution of 10%).
  • An awesome job for 32 to 40 hours a week.
  • Work from the office in Delft and from home (minimal 50% in the office), but you can also work in the office every day.
  • Up to 31 days off.
  • Between €3.000 and €5.000 monthly salary, depending on experience (based on 1FTE)

You must have become very enthusiastic by now to be our new Atmospheric Scientist! I would be happy to tell you more about the position and about Whiffle.

Apply for this job and I'm looking forward to speak to you soon!