Computational Modelling Group

UM System Scientific Software Engineer (x2)

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29th August 2013
Luke Goater

Generic role: Foundation Scientific Software Engineer and Scientific Software Engineer

Profession: Science and Engineering

Permanent. Full time at Met Office, Exeter

Opening date for applications: 15 July 2013

Closing date for applications: 29 August 2013

Background information This is a fantastic opportunity to join a world-class scientific organisation, with some of the fastest supercomputers in the UK, to work on developing and optimising scientific software.

The Met Office undertakes research in weather and climate modelling. This research enables the delivery of high performance production models to meet the needs of a wide range of customers including the general public, government bodies and commercial companies.

Two vacancies are available:

1) A core component is the Met Office weather and climate model - the Unified Model (UM). UM technical development and its release management is led by the UM system development team. You will join a small team dedicated to enhancing the UM code capability to support scientific advances from within the Met Office and from our collaborators in national forecasting centres, climate institutions and academia. As work has just begun on the next Generation UM, this is a good time to get involved!

2) It is crucial that all codes are efficient on existing supercomputers and well-suited to the next generation of supercomputer architectures. You will work in a small team that improves the computational performance of the Met Office codes and provides advice to scientists on how to create efficient scientific code. Anticipated changes in supercomputer architectures will make increasingly challenging and important demands on our codes over time. You will therefore have the opportunity to play a key role in preparing our modelling infrastructure for these forthcoming architectures.

Enquiries to: Dr Matthew Glover High Performance Computing Analyst Met Office FitzRoy Road Exeter Devon EX1 3PB United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)1392 884811 E-mail: