Analyst - Aeolus DAMI service
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN18-31
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/.
Aeolus is a European Space Agency (ESA) Earth Explorer mission, which was successfully launched on 22 August 2018 as part of the Living Planet Programme. This mission will demonstrate the capability of a space borne Doppler wind lidar to make accurate, globally-distributed measurements of wind vertical profiles in the troposphere and lower stratosphere (near surface to 30 km).
ECMWF has been entrusted to operate the Aeolus Dedicated Data Processing and Data Delivery (DAMI) Services on behalf of the European Space Agency. The Level-2 Meteorological Processing Facility (L2/Met PF) will be hosted and operated at ECMWF to deliver operational processing of Level-2B/C wind and auxiliary meteorological data products during the mission’s lifetime
3. Summary of the role
This post sits in the Observations Team, in the Production Section of the Forecast Department. The role will also be part of the multidisciplinary team delivering the DAMI services responsible for leveraging the ECMWF operational systems and infrastructures.
The Analyst will work on the acquisition, processing and dissemination of Aeolus observations and products, using tools and procedures consistent with ECMWF’s operational environment.
During the service start-up, i.e. within the first six months after satellite launch, it is expected that she or he will work in collaboration with other DAMI team members mainly on the technical consolidation of the L2/Met PF infrastructure, contributing to the finalisation of automatic alerting and reporting tools and to the tuning of acquisition, processing and monitoring facilities.
During the service operational phase, she or he will also provide support to L2/Met PF infrastructure maintenance activities, which will involve the development, testing, validation and integration through to deployment. The successful candidate will also be required to make contributions to the operational progress reports, as well as participating in progress meetings and service reviews, to coordinate DAMI problem tracking and incident management processes.
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-PL 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: Three years (subject to available funding).
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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