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[Met-jobs] IT development engineer, Toulouse, France

From Pierre DANIEL <>
Date Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:10:46 +0200 (CEST)

Job offer
8 to 11 months fixed-term contract, IT development engineer
Meteo-France, Toulouse, France

Dead line to apply : November 15, 2018

Subject : Support for Meteo-France's participation in the European NOOS-Drift project (Copernicus - Marine environment monitoring service).

Context :
The NOOS-Drift project aims to set up an integrated system for predicting drift at sea (oil slicks, floating objects, persons in water) on the seas of the North-West European Continental Shelf. This system will be based on three existing national systems: OSERIT (IRSNB - Belgium), OpenDrift (Met-No - Norway) and MOTHY (Meteo-France - France).
The general objectives are as follows:
- To operate a transnational multi-models ensemble system that can produce drift forecast on demand.
- To develop a set of quantified indicators on drift trajectory accuracy, estimated from the spread of the different drift models forecast connected to NOOS-Drift;
- To discriminate which differences are due to different trajectory models and which are due to different forcing data;
- To help identify possible outliers;
- To improve the end-users trust in the drift model results and help guide them in their decision making process.

Main duties:
The main duties for this post are:
- developing services allowing users to run the forecasting drift system MOTHY within a centralized system for multi-model prediction, with automatic start and ability to use forcings (winds and ocean currents) provided by other partners.
- contributing to the project’s deliverables, including writing project reports and documentation;

It is an engineering work on the drift model of Meteo-France: adding functionality in the model code (Fortran) in its interfaces (Linux script, Python, Django), ability to use specific formats, use of different oceanic forcings. Intercomparison studies with our partners to validate the system, in accordance with the concepts and procedures that will be developed with the NOOS-Drift project.

Qualifications :
University degree in computer science or equivalent qualification.
Good knowledge of high-level programming languages, including Python, and shell scripts on Linux, is required.
Experience of using or maintaining and supporting software codes, and Python in particular.
Experience in handling met-ocean data formats (GRIB, NetCDF), knowledge of Fortran, Django, would be a distinct advantage.
Candidates must be able to work effectively in English to communicate with the other project partners. Knowledge of French would be an advantage, but is not required.

Marine and Oceanographic Forecasting Department, Meteo-France, Toulouse, France.

The gross monthly salary will be set between €2,2252 and €3,280 depending on professional experience, and for a period of employment between 11 and 8 months respectively.

Starting date:
The job is expected to start on January 2, 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Recruitment procedure :
Applications (including a CV, a motivation letter, a copy of diplomas, any recommendations)
should be sent by email by November 15, 2018 to :

- Mr. Pierre DANIEL,
Tel: 05 61 07 82 92, Fax: 05 61 07 82 09
Mailing address :
Pierre Daniel - Meteo-France
Direction des Opérations pour la Prévision
Département Prévision Marine et Océanographique
42, Av Coriolis
31057 TOULOUSE CEDEX 1 (France)

- Mr. Denis PARADIS,
Tel: 05 61 07 84 29, Fax: 05 61 07 82 09
Mailing address :
Denis Paradis - Meteo-France
Direction des Opérations pour la Prévision
Département Prévision Marine et Océanographique
42, Av Coriolis
31057 TOULOUSE CEDEX 1 (France)

- Mr. Alain GRADOT,
Tel: 05 61 07 80 24, Fax: 05 61 07 80 09
Mailing address :
Alain GRADOT - Météo-France
Direction du Centre de Toulouse
Gestion Financements Extérieurs
42, Av Coriolis
31057 TOULOUSE CEDEX 1 (France)

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