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Senior Scientific Software Engineer

  • Location:

    England

  • Sector:

    IT & Tech

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £310 per day

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

  • Contact email:

    ekatona@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    RQ427505_1624459139

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-23

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Senior Scientific Software Engineer - The Met Office
£310/day

The Met Office operates a large operational High-Performance Computing (HPC) facility based on Cray XC systems. Over the coming year all operational services will be migrated to a new HPC facility provided by Microsoft and based on Cray XE systems (https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/corporate/2021/met-office-and-microsoft-announce-supercomputer-project). The HPC is used to run large numerical models of the atmosphere and earth systems for weather and climate prediction and also post-processing systems which enhance the output from weather forecast models to generate more usable weather forecast data. We are seeking contractors with experience in FORTRAN and C++ on large Linux systems to work within our team during the porting period to support the additional work required for porting these post-processing systems from the old HPC to the new one.

There may be an opportunity for further extension to support these systems after the initial porting is complete.