|Contract Type:||Contract / Temporary|
|Placed on:||16th November 2016|
|Closes:||12th December 2016|
Reports to: Head of Section
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 Climate Change Service (C3S) and Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) on behalf of the European Commission.
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. The full operational phase of Copernicus started in 2014 and is funded by the EU, under its Multiannual Financial Framework 2014–2020.
To improve access to Copernicus data, support innovation and increase awareness and uptake, while boosting the EU economy, ECMWF and other Copernicus entrusted organisations have decided to pool their efforts for conceiving, building and maintaining a data and information access platform.
The architecture of the platform, providing a cloud-based set of services to the users, will be based on infrastructure already in place or under development. It will capitalise on and extend the existing capabilities of the organisations, with a focus on providing operational services with the specified performance in terms of reliability, availability and timeliness.
Summary of the role
This position is in the Copernicus Production Section in the Forecast Department at ECMWF. The Systems Architect will report to the Head of the Copernicus Production Section, with matrix reporting to the Heads of CAMS and C3S.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the definition, architectural design, procurement, development and implementation of the new platform and cloud-based infrastructure. The role requires complex interactions with partner Entrusted Entities, stakeholders and platform service users. Most of the development activities will be subcontracted to external entities. He or she will work with the team in charge of the Climate Change Service platform development, in close cooperation with CAMS and C3S teams.
Main duties and key responsibilities
Qualifications and experience required
Knowledge and skills (including language)
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 £55,488 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: Two years.
Location: The role will be based in the Reading area, in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
How to apply
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs
ECMWF has an Equal Opportunities Policy and applications from all suitably qualified candidates are welcome.
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.