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[Met-jobs] WRF Modeling Position (France)

From youen <>
Date Thu, 29 Oct 2015 09:45:54 +0100

Please find below a position in the Open Ocean company related to Wind Modeling:

WRF Modeling Position

  • Contract type: 1 year full time contract
  • Availability: ASAP
  • Location: Brest, Britanny, France
  • Salary: 32-34K€
About Us :

Based in Paris and Brest, Open Ocean is a software company specialized in industrial activities since 2011. Its highly qualified oceanographers team, trained in the best research oceanographic institutes of the world (UPMC, IFREMER, and University of Washington) have conceived and created the Metocean Analytics, the first Software as a Service which analyze Metocean data on-demand.

Thanks to its on-demand meteorological and oceanographic data analysis online platform which provide access to essential analytics and displaying tools required for the installations and maintenance of every offshore project, Open Ocean expertise have been recognized for its strong added value in offshore project management.

In addition to its expertise in Oceanography, in numerical modelling, in Big-Data, and in web development, Open Ocean also bring its know-how to ambitious Research and Development projects in order to develop new innovative software solutions to marine industries

Today a major step in our development implies the re-enforcement of our modelling team with a WRF Model specialist (Weather Research and Forecasting)

Your Challenge

Be recognized for your expertise by bringing your skills to a growing company, where you can contribute directly to the success story of a future major player of the offshore energy sector.

  • Develop regional implementations of WRF within an optimized downscalling strategy to create hindcast databases, validate results with offshore wind standard scores and refine models if necessary.
  • Set up data assimilation in the regional implementations
  • Participate to the development of specific offshore wind statistic and weather windows toolbox
  • Be part of a scientific team
  • Explain clearly your methodology, the problems you are facing for specialist and neophyte people
  • Propose simple and innovating methods to solve complex problems


About you
  • You have experience in atmospheric modelling with WRF
  • You have a keen instinct for problem solving and are highly resourceful with Linux/Unix
  • Shell and Python scripting, and object-oriented programming are required
  • You are able to demonstrate proficiency in deploying models in support of a range of atmospheric conditions especially in the 100 first meters of the atmospheric column (knowledge in downscalling and flux algorithms) and to select appropriate model domains and physical parametrizations.
  • You are highly resourceful with modelling parallelization and optimization


Being a part of our team will provide you an excellent opportunity to develop your modelling capability, to have a good interaction with wave and hydrodynamic modelers and also to exchange with clients.

Application process : Applications consisting in a résumé and a cover letter, should be sent to

Youen Kervella
R&D manager
tel : +33 (0)9 7229 9243
Technopole Brest Iroise
15 rue Johannes Kepler
29200 Brest, France


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