Jordy is internationally recognised as a leading interdisciplinary cryosphere/snow scientist, with publications spanning from climate change impacts on snow, to avalanche forecasting, hazard mapping, hydrology and decision-making science. He has worked in both the Arctic and Antarctic, with extensive experience leading and supporting research. Prior to joining Antarctica New Zealand, he was the Director of the Snow & Avalanche Laboratory and a Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at Montana State University. He served as Department Head for Earth Sciences, and as the Director of Liberal Studies. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences for the Arctic University of Norway.