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[Met-jobs] Met Office vacancies

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:20:48 +0000

Met Office

Scientific Software Engineers (Climate Science or Weather Science)
£21,250-£35,040 depending on skills and experience + competitive benefits,
including Civil Service Pension

Based in Exeter with one post offering travel opportunities

This is an excellent chance to join a unique and high profile organisation with 
an
outstanding reputation, that’s home to world-class science and cutting-edge 
computing
capabilities. There are five software engineer roles available, two in our 
Climate Science
team and three in our Weather Science team. There are three entry levels to 
these roles,
depending on experience - Foundation Scientific Software Engineer, Scientific 
Software
Engineer and Senior Scientific Software Engineer. Please visit our website and 
apply for
the level most suitable to your experience.

The role
We undertake world-class research into weather and climate modelling and climate
change, using suites of high performance production models to meet the needs of 
our
wide range of customers, including the general public, government bodies and
commercial companies. You‘ll work with scientists that are world-leaders in 
their field.
You’ll be critical to the development of the software that comprises our 
Unified Modelling
System and its related applications, developing, maintaining and supporting our 
weather
forecasting and climate research capabilities.

The person
You have a degree or equivalent in a physical science, maths or 
computing-related
subject and a broad understanding of relevant scientific areas. Alongside 
experience of
developing or maintaining software, you understand complex software 
applications and
are confident in your ability to use Unix or Linux systems. Creative, organised 
and
proactive, you’ve an analytical approach to problem solving. You’re able, or 
can show
the potential, to provide technical leadership, influence other teams and 
communicate
efficiently with scientists.
Ideally, you also have experience of developing or maintaining scientific codes 
in
Fortran, C or C++, scripting experience in Python, Perl or Unix shell. One post 
also
requires SQL skills. Some high performance computing experience is desirable 
but not
essential.

About the Met Office
Beyond weather. That's the best way to describe our work here at the Met 
Office. With
some 1,800 people across 60 sites around the globe, we provide world-leading 
weather
and climate services in the UK and overseas. Today, 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 every 
sector
imaginable. Everything we do, every area of our work, has a real impact on 
people’s
lives and lifestyles.

The rewards
Along with a competitive salary, you can look forward to a corporate performance
payment, Civil Service pension, 25 days’ holiday, enhanced maternity and 
adoption
leave, plus excellent learning and development opportunities.

Apply
To find out more, and to apply online, please visit 
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-
us/jobs/current-vacancies
Closing date: 5 April 2012.




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