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Developer: scientific workflows and interfaces to support climate data

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Required Education : Engineer or Master 2
Start date : 1 March 2021
Mission duration : 12 months (possible extension up to 18 months)
Deadline for applications : 5 February 2021
Salary : 2200 nets/month


The work will focus on several aspects that require collaborative and agile design and development. This is done in the context of climate scenarios scientific datasets. The work will consist on design, development and implementation. More specifically, it will involve working on interfaces connecting services and platforms, standards, graphical interfaces, data analysis and processing tools (icclim open-source software).

The basic knowledge in computer programming is needed: Linux environment, C programming and compilation, python 3, github/gitlab. The following knowledge of state-of-the-art technologies will be considered: docker, kubernetes, ReactJS, xarray/dask, workflows. Finally, the knowledge of scientific data processing is a plus.

Daily work will require collaboration with several French, European and International partners. Specifications are decided and discussed at several teleconferences and workshops. It will require the applicant to actively participate in those, notably to present and discuss developments. It will also require to write parts of European Commission Deliverables. The project has 22 partners, among them 13 partners who are directly involved in the current work.

Work will take place at CERFACS, in a multi-disciplinary team https://cerfacs.fr/en/27112-2/. The candidate must be able to work efficiently in a working team, have a very good work organization, be very proficient in english (speaking, listening, writing) and be very autonomous. Given the pandemic situation remote working is the norm. Computer equipment is provided, including full remote access to CERFACS computer systems.


Within the context of a large scale H2020 European project on Scientific Data Infrastructures for the Climate Community, IS-ENES3 https://is.enes.org , a platform to access climate data is developed and improved ( https://climate4impact.eu/ ). This platform is connected to other European and International Scientific Infrastructures and needs a significant amount of design and developments using state-of-the-art technologies. This work is a collaboration between many European and international partners.