Computer Scientist – Distributed and HighPerformance Computing for Flood Forecasting
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN18-19
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
This position sits in the Scalability Team within the Development Section of the Forecast Department. The Analyst will contribute to the development of distributed computing systems, focused on the delivery of post-processed meteorological products.
The Team contributes to a series of European projects where it researches distributed computing algorithms for processing of meteorological products, storage and handling of massive multi-petabyte meteorological data sets.
In particular, this role will involve research into the scalability and parallelism of several tools and applications that constitute the pipeline that provides flood forecasting products, including participation in the SMUFF and CEMS-Floods projects. No prior knowledge of flood forecasting is necessary.
This role will also involve participation into the EU funded project EuroExa, where it will conduct research into the use of novel architectures (such as FPGA) for the generation of products.
The successful candidate will contribute to the developments of distributed computing software for the delivery of flood forecasting products and exploration of novel hardware architectures. He or she will apply their knowledge and expertise to contribute to future developments to ensure a successful delivery of this work within the Scalability Programme.
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 A2 grade, according to the scales of the Coordinated
Organisations and the annual basic salary will be £58,238.40 net of tax. This position is
assigned to the employment category STF-PS as defined in the Staff Regulations.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Interviews for this position will take place in Reading, Berkshire on 28th and 29th June 2018.
8. How to apply
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs/.
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