|From||"Giblin, Laura" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:51:13 +0000|
Please can you advertise the following for us? Please can you send me the link when it is live?
Further information is available http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/jobs/current-vacancies/002814
UM System Scientific Software Engineer (x2)
Salary: For Foundation Scientific Software Engineer starting £21,250 and for exceptional candidates up to £24,250 or for Scientific Software Engineer starting £25,500 and for exceptional candidates up to £29,100 + competitive benefits, including Civil Service Pension
Generic role: Foundation Scientific Software Engineer and Scientific Software Engineer
Profession: Science and Engineering
Permanent. Full time at Met Office, Exeter
Opening date for applications: 15 July 2013
Closing date for applications: 29 August 2013
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a world-class scientific organisation, with some of the fastest supercomputers in the UK, to work on developing and optimising scientific software.
The Met Office undertakes research in weather and climate modelling. This research enables the delivery of high performance production models to meet the needs of a wide range of customers including the general public, government bodies and commercial companies.
Two vacancies are available:
As both these teams work closely together, joining either team will enable opportunities to get involved in both fields of work.
Specific job purpose
Contribute to the design, development and/or optimisation of Met Office Weather and Climate modelling capability. Enabling scientific advancement within Met Office and by our international partners.
Specific job responsibilities
· Design, develop, analyse and implement changes to the Met Office weather and climate modelling codes, enhancing technical capability in support of science advances and/or improving performance on the supercomputers to make the most efficient use of the supercomputer resource.
· Liaise with UM users and developers in order to understand their scientific and software requirements, to provide technical guidance and advice; with UM developments and/or to ensure developments will be efficient on current and forthcoming supercomputer hardware.
· Contribute to the reviewing and testing of code changes, upholding the correct development procedures, ensuring that code changes meet the software standards and quality criteria as detailed in the working practices of the system being modified.
· Share knowledge and expertise with colleagues in order to enhance both team and inter team effectiveness.
· UM system post: Act as the responsible code owner for a selection of UM code sections and sub-systems, maintaining, documenting and supporting their use so as to facilitate their maximum utilisation and longevity.
· HPC optimisation post: Develop and maintain an up-to-date knowledge of High Performance Computing from both hardware architecture and software/algorithmic sides to inform decisions about code design.
Qualifications, skills and abilities required
· Bachelor's degree or equivalent, at level 2.2 or above, in a physical science, mathematics or computing subject or equivalent experience.
Experience of developing or maintaining software, in a high-level language such as Fortran or C, showing an aptitude to understand complex applications
and to learn to adapt them.
Experience of developing code on Unix or Linux systems.
· The drive to be able to see complex technical tasks through, from initial analysis to a robust implementation in an operational environment.
· Ability to work in a united way with scientists and technical staff both within the team and outside of the immediate team to deliver code improvements.
· An understanding of relevant scientific areas required to allow the applicant to communicate effectively with scientists and to understand scientific requirements of technical work.
· Experience of using High Performance Computers to run scientific applications.
· Experience of developing code for use on High Performance Computers using MPI or OpenMP.
· Experience with one or more dynamic language and/or shell script: Python, Perl, Bash etc.
To be considered for SSE:
Laura Giblin HR Associate
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