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Date of Issue: 27 August 2014 FUNCTION: Systems Analyst for the Data Handling System (Interviews for this position are expected to take place during week beginning 27 October 2014) GRADE: A2, according to the scales of the Co-ordinated Organisations. REFERENCE NO: VN14-18 LOCATION: ECMWF Headquarters at Shinfield Park, near Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom. ENVIRONMENT: The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is an international organisation supported by 34 States.* ECMWF’s principal objectives are the development of numerical methods for medium-range, monthly and seasonal weather forecasting; the preparation, on a regular basis, of these weather forecasts for distribution to the meteorological services of the Member States; scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of these forecasts; and the collection and storage of appropriate meteorological data. Satellite and in situ observations provide the information for up-to-date global analyses and reanalyses of the atmosphere, ocean and surface. For details see: www.ecmwf.int/en/research ECMWF’s main computing facility includes supercomputers, archiving and data handling systems. ECMWF is connected to the meteorological telecommunication system and to its Member States via efficient networks linking 44 countries. A detailed description is available at: www.ecmwf.int/en/computing ECMWF operates a large-scale Data Handling System (DHS), in which all ECMWF users can store and retrieve data needed to support both weather forecasting research and the production, on a regular basis, of weather forecasts for distribution to the meteorological services of the Member States. Today this system holds over 70 petabytes of primary data, with a further 17 petabytes of essential data duplicated in the on-site disaster recovery system. Approximately 100 terabytes of new data is added each day. The underlying storage software management is IBM’s High Performance Storage System (HPSS). HPSS provides a tiered storage system using IBM pSeries and x86 servers to provide access to over two petabytes of disk storage and four Oracle SL8500 tape libraries with more than 200 enterprise tape drives. An IBM TS3500 tape library with LTO tape drives is housed in a separate building at ECMWF to provide extra layers of resiliency. MAIN DUTIES: The post is in the Data Handling System team in the High Performance Computing & Storage Section of ECMWF’s Computing Department. The DHS team supports the data archive. The successful applicant will work as part of a small team that ensures the system continues to provide the high levels of service that are expected. The main duties of the post include: • assisting with the management of the overall DHS archive and its infrastructure, the installation and configuration of both Linux and AIX operating systems and the various data management software applications used at ECMWF (currently HPSS, DB2 and TSM); • working closely with engineers when new hardware is installed, in order to configure, test and evaluate the hardware and bring it into production in a timely fashion; • providing day-to-day support for the DHS, which entails periodic 24-hour on-call support; • providing scripting services for the DHS team, in particular: o providing monitoring and administration tools, as well as documentation and training, to enable the effective and efficient running of the DHS service to be maintained; o providing analysis tools for ascertaining trends and patterns in the use of the DHS, principally for capacity analysis and planning; • assisting in the research and evaluation of new types of servers, automated tape libraries, peripheral devices and media, which may involve liaising with the development teams of various vendors and providing input for the long-range strategic planning of the DHS facilities. QUALIFICATIONS: A university education to degree standard or equivalent is required. Experience in one or more of the following areas is advantageous: • Experience with IBM’s HPSS and DB2 • Experience with other large-scale data archiving systems such as SAM/QFS, DMF, StorNext, TSM etc. and their underlying databases • Administration of a collection of servers running Linux and AIX operating systems Applicants should show initiative and have good analytical skills; the flexibility to adapt to changing organisational priorities and needs; the commitment, enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to work with colleagues in a small team; and the ability to work under pressure when the timeliness of a resolution to a problem is critical. The working languages of ECMWF are English, French and German. Candidates must be able to work effectively in English. A good knowledge of one of the other working languages would be desirable. Interviews will be conducted in English. ECMWF has an Equal Opportunities Policy and applications from all suitably qualified candidates are welcome. Staff are usually recruited from among nationals of the Member States and Co-operating States. However, applications from highly qualified candidates who come from other countries will be considered. REMUNERATION: The successful candidate will be recruited at the A2 grade and the annual basic salary will be £52,822 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: 1 January 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter. LENGTH OF CONTRACT: Maximum of four years for initial contract, with the possibility of renewal. APPLICATIONS: Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs. All applications for this position must be sent through the online application portal. CLOSING DATE: The closing date for this position is Wednesday, 8 October 2014. * The ECMWF Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The ECMWF Co-operating States are: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania
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