ECMWF: Analyst – Aeolus DAMI service

Shinfield Park, Reading, UK
Closing date: 27 September 2018

This post sits in the Observations Team, in the Production Section of the Forecast Department. The role will also be part of the multidisciplinary team delivering the DAMI services responsible for leveraging the ECMWF operational systems and infrastructures.

The Analyst will work on the acquisition, processing and dissemination of Aeolus observations and products, using tools and procedures consistent with ECMWF’s operational environment.

During the service start-up, i.e. within the first six months after satellite launch, it is expected that she or he will work in collaboration with other DAMI team members mainly on the technical consolidation of the L2/Met PF infrastructure, contributing to the finalisation of automatic alerting and reporting tools and to the tuning of acquisition, processing and monitoring facilities.

During the service operational phase, she or he will also provide support to L2/Met PF infrastructure maintenance activities, which will involve the development, testing, validation and integration through to deployment. The successful candidate will also be required to make contributions to the operational progress reports, as well as participating in progress meetings and service reviews, to coordinate DAMI problem tracking and incident management processes.

Main duties and key responsibilities

  • Providing administration and maintenance of L2/Met PF infrastructure including anomaly tracking, incident management and development of monitoring tools
  • Providing service operational reporting and generation of technical documentation
  • Liaising with ESA and other service providers contributing to Aeolus Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS)
  • Supporting the team in other tasks related to the operational production systems, including on-call support when necessary

Other information
The successful candidate will be recruited at the A2 grade, according to the scales of the Co-ordinated Organisations and the annual basic salary will be £58,238.40 net of tax. This position is assigned to the employment category STF-PL as defined in the Staff Regulations.

Full details of salary scales and allowance are available on the ECMWF website at including the Centre’s Staff Regulations regarding the terms and conditions of employment.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Length of contract: Three years (subject to available funding).

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