Computational Scientist - Distributed and High-Performance Computing for Flood Forecasting
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN20-10
2. About ECMWF
ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing global numerical weather predictions and other data for its Member and Co-operating States and the broader community. ECMWF carries out scientific and technical research to improve its forecasts, runs one of the largest supercomputer facilities in Europe and manages a long-term archive of meteorological data.
For details, see www.ecmwf.int/.
3. Summary of the role
This position sits in the Production Services Team within the Development Section of the Forecast Department. The Computational Scientist will contribute to the development of distributed computing systems, focused on the delivery of post-processed meteorological products.
The Team contributes to a series of EU funded and core funded scalability projects where it researches distributed computing algorithms for processing of meteorological products and for storage and handling of massive multi-petabyte meteorological data sets.
In particular, this role will involve research into the scalability and parallelism of several tools and applications that are used in the time-critical pipeline that provides flood forecasting products, including participation in the TAMIR and CEMS-Floods projects. No prior knowledge of flood forecasting is necessary for this position.
The successful candidate will contribute to the developments of distributed computing software for the delivery of meteorological and flood forecasting products. They will apply their knowledge and expertise to contribute to future developments and ensure a successful delivery of this work within the Scalability Programme to ECMWF's operational forecasting workflows.
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 basic salary will be £60,590.64 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 January 2022.
Location: The position will be based in Reading, in Berkshire, United Kingdom. Successful applicants and members of their family forming part of their households will be exempt from immigration restrictions.
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.
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