Head of Data Centre Operations
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN18-22
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
ECMWF is moving its data centre to Bologna (Italy) in 2019. In preparation, ECMWF is looking to recruit a Head of Data Centre Operations who will take the overall responsibility for the effective management of the data centre operations and related activities. The construction of the ECMWF Data Centre will start in the autumn of this year.
This is a senior management position reporting to the Director of Computing at ECMWF. He or she will liaise closely with the Director of Computing on the specific activities related to the data centre and its operations. The successful candidate will have direct responsibility for the Data Centre Operations Section and he or she is expected to deal with a wide spectrum of technical complexity, people management including the management of financial resources, in liaison with the Director of Administration.
In this role, the Head of Data Centre Operations is expected to build excellent relationships with both internal and external stakeholders as well as overseeing the effective management of the data centre Operations, including the local administrative and regulatory matters. The Head of the Data Centre will provide strategic vision and insight on the activities and operations of the data centre in alignment with ECMWF’s mission. He or she will also liaise and cooperate with other staff within the Department and across the entire organisation, to ensure that the ECMWF operations team based in Italy embraces the ECMWF culture and retains the ECMWF identity
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 A5 grade, according to the scales of the Coordinated
Organisations and the annual basic salary will be €106,413.36 NET of tax. This position is
assigned to the employment category STF-C 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/.
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