Data Processing Analyst in Copernicus Production
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN19-01
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/.
ECMWF has been entrusted to operate the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) on behalf of the European Commission until the end of 2020. Copernicus is the European Union (EU) flagship Earth-observation programme. The Copernicus programme, a joint initiative of the European Union and the European Space Agency, aims to ensure operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and to provide reliable, validated information services for a range of environmental and security applications.
Based on the exploitation of space based and in situ observations and models, Copernicus will provide information services for land, marine, atmospheric and climate monitoring, as well as emergency management and security.
3. Summary of the role
This position sits in the Copernicus Production Section of ECMWF’s Forecast Department and the successful candidate will report to the Head of Section. She/he will work closely with the members of the Observations Team, who provide the technical infrastructure for the operational processing of observations at ECMWF to manage the acquisition and pre-processing of input data to both CAMS and C3S.
This role will involve working on the technical preparation of observational data for atmospheric composition monitoring and forecasting within CAMS and for input to future atmospheric reanalyses of C3S. The role will also involve monitoring and optimising the acquisition of seasonal forecast model outputs from various data providers for input to the production of the C3S multi-system seasonal forecast. She/he will be responsible for developing, testing and implementing data processing changes to the operational production systems.
The successful candidate will work closely with the other teams in both the Copernicus Services Department and the Forecast Department to ensure that their tasks are efficiently and effectively carried out.
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 Co-ordinated Organisations and the annual salary will be £59,228.40 net of tax.
This position is assigned to the employment category STF-PS 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: : To 31 December 2020, with further extensions possible depending on funding of the Copernicus programme at ECMWF
Location: The role 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/.
To contact the ECMWF Recruitment Team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At ECMWF, we consider an inclusive environment as key for our success. We are dedicated to ensuring 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