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The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is looking for talent!

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The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is currently hiring for the following positions: Scientist - NWP Software Developer, Analyst - Aeolus DAMI service, Head of Production Services and Analyst - User Support. All positions are based in Reading, UK.

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The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (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.

ECMWF is based in Reading, UK.

Current vacancies at The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) 

Scientist - NWP Software Developer
ECMWF - European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Closes: 2018-09-20
Reading (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) | A-2, Grade - Mid level

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 the 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 optimizing the efficiency of both the operating 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 organization, with a focus on observation processing and data assimilation, in developing, optimizing, debugging and testing new contributions to the IFS. Read more and apply here.

Analyst - Aeolus DAMI service
ECMWF - European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Closes: 2018-09-27
Reading (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) | A-2, Grade - Mid level

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 technology of the L2/Met PF infrastructure, contributing to the finalization 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. Read more and apply here.

Head of Production Services
ECMWF - European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Closes: 2018-10-04
Reading (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) | A-4, Grade - Senior level

Summary of the role: The Head of the Production Services Section is responsible for the production of ECMWF’s numerical weather prediction (NWP) outputs and the related service delivery activities. This role is pivotal in ensuring that our users around the world have highly reliable and timely access to ECMWF real-time products. S/he will report directly to the Director of Forecasts and also to ECMWF’s governing bodies on technical matters concerning the operational production of NWP.
The appointee will lead three teams within the Section, which cover the following service areas: operational production of NWP outputs, observation acquisition and pre-processing, data dissemination and archiving. The post holder will play an important role in linking and integrating activities across departments.
S/he will be part of ECMWF's senior management team and will be responsible for coordinating and/or delivering strategic crosscutting, inter-dependent projects and programmes in an operational environment. This requires close collaboration and frequent interaction with a variety of internal and external customers and partner organizations. S/he will encourage and nurture continuous innovation and improvement by leading and providing expertise to ensure that the operational production services meet the agreed service level agreements and future strategic requirements. S/he will also participate in international meetings in her/his areas of responsibility and expertise on behalf of ECMWF. Read more and apply here.

Analyst-User Support
ECMWF - European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Closes: 2018-10-22
Reading (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) | A-2, Grade - Mid level

Summary of the role: The Copernicus User Support Team provides 1st -level and 2nd -level support and manages the 3 rd - level user support for both the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) 
The team plays a vital role in supporting both the CAMS and C3S user communities by providing advice on the use of the services through swift diagnosis and resolution of technical and procedural problems.
The role requires a good understanding of both the users’ needs and the services offered as part of CAMS and C3S. Read more and apply here.

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