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Position: Analyst - Data Handling (Copernicus Climate Change Service)
Institution: Royal Meteorological Institute
Department: Forecast
Location: Uccle, Brussels, Belgium
Duties: Performing governance of the C3S datasets. Managing the CDS catalogue, which includes integrating new datasets and implementing any necessary updates required. Developing, maintaining and continuously improving the relevant operational tools within the team’s areas of activities regarding climate data handling. Working with the C3S data providers on integrating their data sets into the CDS catalogue. Interacting on technical matters between the different partners working with the CDS
Requirements: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with members of a small team. Ability to work with subject matter experts in other fields to explain technical issues and understand their needs and translate them into deliverable requirements. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to work under pressure in a time critical environment. University degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Strong experience in geospatial data handling within a Linux and Python environment. Experience with geospatial metadata and related standards. Solid knowledge of netCDF format (additional knowledge of GRIB format would be a distinctive advantage)
   
Text: ECMWF, Shinfield Park, Shinfield Road, Reading, RG2 9AX, UK www.ecmwf.int Analyst - Data Handling (Copernicus Climate Change Service) 1. Position information Vacancy No.: VN1 8 - 40 Department: Forecast Grade: A2 Section : Copernicus Production Section Job Ref. No.: STF - PS /18 - 40 Reports to: CDS Manager Publication Date: 6 November 2018 Closing Date : 12 December 2018 2. About ECMWF ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. ECMWF carries out scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of its forecasts, collects an d processes large amounts of observations, and manages a long - observations provide the information for up - to - date global analyses and climate reanalyses of the atmosphere, ocean and land surface . , see www.ecmwf.int/ . ECMWF has been entrusted to operate the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) on behalf of the European Commission until the end of 2020. Copernicus is the European Union (EU) flagship Earth - observation programme. The programme ensures operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and will provide reliable, validated information services f or a range of environmental and security applications . The Copernicus programme, a joint initiative of the European Union and the European Space Agency, aims to ensure operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and to prov ide reliable, validated information services for a range of environmental and security applications. Based on the exploitation of space based and in situ observations and models, Copernicus will provide information services for land, marine, atmospheric and climate monitoring, as well as emergency management and security. EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM - RANGE WEA THER FORECASTS - VACANCY VN1 8 - 40 3. S ummary of the role The C 3S Climate Data Store (CDS) is the cornerstone of the C3S infrastructure. It contributes to the provision of Essential Climate Variables (ECVs), climate re a nalyses, projections and indicators at temporal and spatial scales relevant to adaptation and mitigation strategies for various sectoral and The infrastructure will also progressively support the provision of CAMS Along wi climate change. Users of the CDS can access these tools to develop their own applications online. The CDS has been designed to support a wide range of users with diffe rent needs, by facilitating the processing of large data volumes as well as the creation of simple visualisations based on multiple data sources. CDS data and tools form the backbone of the C3S Sectoral Information System (SIS), which provides tools and ap plications for dealing with climate impact in different industrial sectors, including energy, water management and agriculture. The successful candidate will join the Climate Data Store team, located in the Copernicus Production Section of ECMWF’s Forecast Department . She/he will report to the CDS Manager and will work closely with the members of the CDS team to manage the catalogue of data through the CDS. The successful candidate will also work closely with the C3S data providers to integrate t heir data products into the CDS catalogue. She/he will become an expert in the handling of CDS - quality data service to the end - users. 4. M ain duties and key responsibilities • Performing governance of the C3S data • Managing the CDS catalogue , which includes integrating new data and implementing any necessary updates required • D evelop ing , maintain ing and continuously improv ing the relevant operational tools within the team’s areas of activities regarding climate da ta handling • Working with the C3S data providers • I nteract ing on technical matters the different partners working with the CDS 5. Personal attributes • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work collaborative ly with members of a small team • Ability to work with subject matter experts in other fields to explain technical issues and understand their needs and translate the m into deliverable requirements • Excellent analyt ical and problem - solvi ng skills • Ability to work under pressure in a time critical environment • Flexible approach to ad apt to changing work priorities • Practical and reliable with the drive to ensure that plans are compl EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM - RANGE WEA THER FORECASTS - VACANCY VN1 8 - 40 6. Qualifications and experience required Education University degree or equivalent in a relevant subject . Experience Strong e xperience in geospatial data handling within a Linux and Python environment. Knowledge and skills (including l anguage ) Solid knowledge be a distinctive advantage). C andidates must be able to work effectively in English and interviews will be conducted in English . A good knowledge of on e of the Centre’s other working languages (French or German) would be an advantage . 7. Other information The successful candidate will be recruited at the A2 grade , ac cording to the scales of the Co - ordinated Organisations and the annual salary will be ?58, 238.40 This position is assigned to the employment category STF - P S as defined in the Staff Regulations. www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs , including the Centre’s Staff Regulations regarding the terms and conditions of employment. Starting date : As soon as possible. Length of contract: To 31 December 2020. Location : The role will be based in the Reading area, in Berkshire, United Kingdom. 8. H ow to apply www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs . At ECMWF, we consider an inclusive environment as key for our suc cess. We are dedicated to ensuring a workplace that embraces diversity and provides equal oppo rtunities for all, without distinction as to race, gender, age, marital status, social status, disability, sexual orientation, religion, committed to having staff that reflect the diversity of the countries that are part of our community, in an environment that nurtures equality and inclusion. Staff are usually recruited from among nationals of the following Member States and Co - operating States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Germany, Gree ce, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Morocco, th s, Norway, Portugal , Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. Staff from other countries may be considered in exceptional cases.
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