ECMWF – Analyst/Senior Analyst – Products Team (2 positions)

ECMWF, Shinfield Park, Reading, UK
Closing date: 19 March 2019

Summary of the role
These positions sit in the Products Team within the Production Section of the Forecast Department and both post holders will report to the Products Team Leader.

The Products Team manages the services to access ECMWF’s data products, including observations, analysis and forecast data, for the benefit of its Member and Cooperating States and the wider meteorological community. The team is responsible for ECMWF’s Meteorological Archival and Retrieval System (MARS), a multi-petabyte storage system, considered to be one of the largest repositories of meteorological data worldwide. The team is heavily involved in the acquisition, archiving and serving of several public datasets, such as TIGGE/S2S. The Products Team is also responsible for managing the time-critical system to generate tailored real-time products that are disseminated to users and It plays a leading role in Data Governance activities, ensuring a coherent view of all the data used and produced at ECMWF.

Working closely with the rest of the team, both analysts will be required to contribute to the operation and evolution of ECMWF’s product generation and archive services.

Main duties and key responsibilities

  • Operating ECMWF’s product generation and archive services, ensuring appropriate levels of quality of service and contributing to their planning and evolution
  • Managing users in accessing data, such as TIGGE/S2S, through ECMWF’s product generation and archive services
  • Supporting users in storing data in ECMWF’s long-term archive
  • Contributing to ECMWF’s Data Governance process, to improve the accessibility and international exchange of ECMWF data and products
  • Participating in the support of ECMWF’s operational systems, including 24×7 on-call support

As the Senior Analyst, he or she will be responsible for leading some the above activities, including the technical management to bring projects to a successful completion.

Grade remuneration
The successful candidate will be recruited at either the A2 or the A3 grades, according to the scales of the Co-ordinated Organisations. These positions are assigned to the employment category STF-C and STF-PS as defined in the Staff Regulations.
For the A2 grade, the minimum annual basic salary will be £59,228.40 net of tax.
For the A3 grade, the minimum annual basic salary will be £73,083.12 net of tax.
For the A2 grade, the minimum annual basic salary will be £59,228.40 net of tax.

Full details of salary scales and allowances 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 for STF-C: Four years with the possibility of a further contract.
Length of contract for STF-PS: To 31 December 2020

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