Senior Analyst - Team Leader Observations in the Production Section
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN18-16
2. About ECMWF *
ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. ECMWF carries out scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of its forecasts, collects and processes large amounts of observations, and manages a long-term archive of meteorological data. Satellite and in situ observations provide the information for up-to-date global analyses and climate reanalyses of the atmosphere, ocean and land surface.
For details, see www.ecmwf.int/.
3. Summary of the role
The Team Leader position in the Observation Team is located in the Production Section of ECMWF’s Forecast Department. The person will report directly to the Section Head, and provide leadership and line-management to the team members. This will include the planning and management of the team’s workload.
The Observation Team is responsible for any observation related aspect in ECMWF’s operational production chain, in particular the acquisition, data format design, conversion and pre-processing of meteorological and other environmental observation data. He or she also supports staff in other departments and Member States with their expertise. The person will jointly lead ECMWF’s Data Governance process, and represent ECMWF at international events, such as the WMO expert team on data representation and codes. Therefore, a good understanding of observation data formats for international data exchange, in particular BUFR, is highly desirable.
The successful candidate will have a very strong background in this field and will be required to lead and contribute to projects within the team and across departments. As Team Leader, he or she will drive continuous innovation and improvement processes in their area of expertise.
4. Main duties and key responsibilities
5. Personal attributes
6. Qualifications and experience required
Knowledge and skills (including language)
7. Other information
The successful candidate will be recruited at the A3 grade, according to the scales of the Coordinated
Organisations and the annual basic salary will be Ł71,861.52 net of tax. This position is
assigned to the employment category STF-C as defined in the Staff Regulations.
Starting date: 1 June 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.
8. How to apply
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs/.
At ECMWF, we consider an inclusive environment as key for our success. We are dedicated to ensure a workplace that embraces diversity and provides equal opportunities for all, without distinction as to race, gender, age, marital status, social status, disability, sexual orientation, religion, personality, ethnicity and culture. We value the benefits derived from a diverse workforce and are committed to having staff that reflect the diversity of the countries that are part of our community, in an environment that nurtures equality and inclusion.
Staff are usually recruited from among nationals of the following Member States and Co-operating States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Staff from other countries may be considered in exceptional cases