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IC3-CFU-Software Engineer

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Spain (North) - Europe
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences - Institut Catala de Ciencies del Clima (IC3)
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  • We are looking to recruit a Software Engineer to work in a full-time position for 24 months for the new FP7 project “SPECS” (Seasonal-to-decadal climate Prediction for the improvement of European Climate Services). The successful candidate will work closely with software engineers and scientists both at IC3 and elsewhere to build standard code for encoding dynamical climate predictions to favour data exchange. As a Software Engineer, the candidate will be responsible for develop general-purpose tools to convert climate prediction data into the Climate Model Output Rewriter format (CMOR2) and travel to collaborate with other European climate research institutions.
    The Institut Català de Ciències del Clima (Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences, IC3) is a climate institution created by the Government of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona, aiming at understanding climate change and variability, the dynamics and theory underlying those changes and the impact on society. The research activity at IC3 focuses on the Mediterranean region, tropical Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. The Climate Forecasting Unit (CFU) undertakes research to forecast global climate variations from one month to several years into the future, also known as seasonal-to-decadal prediction. This unit’s members also investigate the impact of climate variability in socio-economic sectors, and the management of such risk via the development of climate services for renewable energy, insurance, etc. The CFU is involved in one nationally funded project and several projectsfinanced by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7).

    1.Good programming skills in at least one of the following languages: C, C++, FORTRAN.
    2.Practical knowledge of bash scripting and Phyton.
    3.Fluent English, written and spoken. 
    4.Ability to work as part of a group and to collaborate with colleagues with a wide range of expertise level.
    5.Knowledge about climate models, data formats (netCDF, GRIB), and data conversion and manipulation tools (NCO, CDO, GRIP_API, etc.).
    6.Basic knowledge about High Performance Computing (HPC) and parallel programming languages.
    7.Work experience in a research environment, preferably in climate.
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