Openstack Cloud Engineer
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN19-10
2. About ECMWF
The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an international organisation supported by 34 States. ECMWF’s principal objectives are the development of numerical methods for medium-range, monthly and seasonal weather forecasting; the preparation, on a regular basis, of these weather forecasts for distribution to the meteorological services of the Member States; scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of these forecasts; and the collection and storage of appropriate meteorological data.
ECMWF’s computing facility includes leading edge supercomputers, high-performance networks, and a 300+ Petabyte archiving and data handling system.
For details, see www.ecmwf.int/.
3. Summary of the role
ECMWF is beginning a multi-million-pound project to build a new service for Member States, based on Cloud Computing technologies, to offer generic computer services local to the large data archive in our own data centre. To support this exciting area of growth, we are now looking to recruit a Cloud Engineer to enhance existing capability and help us build this “European Weather Cloud” service.
The successful candidate will have experience of both the deployment and configuration of OpenStack platforms and associated technologies, and will be involved in the design, deployment, and daily operations of a unique platform that is focused on the needs of the Meteorological Community. The holder of this position will also actively contribute to all existing Cloud Computing related projects at ECMWF, such as the European Commission funded WEkEO-DIAS and Climate Data Store (CDS) systems.
The successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with software developers and many other teams across the organisation to ensure that all services running on the Cloud adhere to critical operations standards.
It is anticipated that the duties for this position may change and evolve over time, to address the changing Cloud Computing needs of ECMWF and its Member States.
4. Main duties and key responsibilities
5. Personal attributes
6. Qualifications and experience required
Knowledge and skills
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 basic salary will be £59,228.40 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: Two years, with the possibility of a further contract.
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 email@example.com.
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