Vacancy No.: VN20-17
Section: High Performance Computing and Storage
Job Ref. No.: STF-C/20-17
Reports to: Section Head
Closing Date: 8 October 2020
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/.
ECMWF’s High-Performance Computing Facility (HPCF) is a mission-critical central service provided by two Cray XC40 clusters installed in Reading. ECMWF has signed a four-year contract worth over 80 million euros with Atos for the supply of the successor system. The new system is being installed in ECMWF’s new Bologna Data Centre and will deliver an increase in sustained performance of about a factor of five compared to ECMWF’s current system.
The position is in the High-Performance Computing and Storage Section of ECMWF’s Computing Department. The successful candidate will lead a small team and will support research scientists and code developers in achieving the most efficient use of ECMWF’s petascale high-performance computing systems. This will involve providing advice and assistance in writing, maintaining, debugging, profiling and optimising large and demanding scientific codes. The successful candidate will also contribute to the long-term strategic direction of the Centre by bidding for and working with externally funded projects and programs and participating in the ECMWF Scalability Programme. The Scalability Programme aims at developing the next generation forecasting system, investigating the performance of ECMWF’s main codes on different computer architectures, and benchmarking future systems.
The successful candidate will be recruited at the A3 grade, according to the scales of the Co-ordinated Organisations and the annual basic salary will be £74,764.08 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: Four years, with the possibility of a further contract.
Location: The position will be based in the Reading area, in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
Successful applicants and members of their family forming part of their households will be exempt from immigration restrictions.
Videoconference interviews (via Blue Jeans) will take place on 9th and 10th November 2020.
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs.
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Applications are invited from nationals from ECMWF Member States and Co-operating States, listed below:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Applications from nationals from other countries may be considered in exceptional cases.