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[Met-jobs] Senior/Scientific Software engineer Vacancy-UK Met Office

From "Davison, Amanda" <>
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Date Fri, 30 Sep 2011 13:58:56 +0100

Job opportunity

Met O 002196

Job title:

Scientific Software Engineer

Generic role:

Scientific Software Engineer / Senior Scientific Software Engineer

Role ID:

RD016 or


Science and Engineering

Starting salary:

£25,500 with progression to £31,500 or
£29,930 with progression to £38,325
Starting salary = Development Zone minimum, to Contribution Zone maximum.

Vacancy no.:



Met Office, Exeter

Type of appointment:

Full time

Appointment duration:


Closing date:

25 October 2011



High Performance Computing forms a key part of Met Office business. There is a large set of codes that run on the supercomputers both for operational weather predication and for climate research. These codes need to be efficient on the existing machines and will need to be well-suited the next generation of supercomputer architectures.

You will work in a small team, becoming an expert on both the codes you are working with and the Met Office supercomputer architecture, enabling you to provide advice on performance matters for these codes.

Anticipated changes in supercomputer architectures will make increasingly challenging and important demands on our codes over time. You will therefore have a key role in helping to prepare our modelling infrastructure for these forthcoming architectures.

Purpose of job

Analyse and improve performance of codes running on the supercomputer to optimise supercomputer usage thereby ensuring sufficient return on investment and production of more accurate forecasts.

Job responsibilities

Qualifications, skills and abilities required



About the Met Office

With some 1,800 people across 60 sites around the globe, the Met Office
provides world-leading weather and climate services in the UK and overseas. Our
products and services meet the needs of many different customers - from the
general public, government and schools, through broadcasters and new media, to
civil aviation and businesses in a wide range of commercial sectors.

The rewards

Along with a competitive salary, you can look forward to a bonus scheme, Civil
Service pension, 25 days' holiday, enhanced maternity and adoption leave, plus
excellent learning and development opportunities.

To find out more, and to apply online, please visit:


Mandi Davison HR Co-ordinator (Science and TIS)
DG-06 Met Office  FitzRoy Road  Exeter  Devon  EX1 3PB  United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1392 886027 Fax: +44 (0)1392 886021
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