Scientist - NWP Software Developer
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN18-30
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 role is in the Code Efficiency Team of the Integrated Forecast Systems (IFS) Section in the Research Department. The IFS is ECMWF’s world-leading global data assimilation and numerical weather prediction system, used to provide medium-, extended- and seasonal-range forecasts, global re-analyses, and atmospheric composition monitoring, to Member States across Europe as well as commercial customers around the world. The IFS Section is responsible for all technical aspects of the IFS, from the build system and the merging of new contributions, through to the handover of new releases to operations and the management of the research data archive. The Code Efficiency team has a very important part to play in optimising efficiency of both the operational suites and the research workload, to ensure rapid scientific progress can be made cost-effectively, and in adapting the IFS for future HPC architectures.
The successful candidate will participate in the work of the Code Efficiency Team. In particular, he or she will maintain and develop the IFS build system and the associated automated testing framework and quality-assurance test suite. Another key element to this function will be to support scientists across the organisation, with a focus on observation processing and data assimilation, in developing, optimising, debugging and testing new contributions to the IFS.
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-C as defined in the Staff Regulations.
Full details of salary scales and allowances are available on the ECMWF website at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs, including the Centre’s Staff Regulations regarding the terms and conditions of employment.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Length of contract: Four years with the possibility of a further contract
Location: The position will be based in the Reading area, in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
8. How to apply
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs/.
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Staff from other countries may be considered in exceptional cases