Scientific Software Developer - based in Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Do you want to develop and support the infrastructure of a cutting edge, international land surface model?

About the role

Delivered by CEH in partnership with the Met Office and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, the JULES model ( is a state-of the art land surface model used in weather forecasting, climate prediction and climate impacts research. The model is developed by scientists across the academic community in the UK and internationally. In this role, you will be responsible for developing evaluation and benchmarking tools, the technical development and curation of model configurations, and providing access to the modelling system on community platforms. In addition, you will contribute to user-support systems including training and online documentation. You will collaborate with land-surface scientists from many partner organisations.

In this role you will be a technical expert within the JULES community, developing and supporting the infrastructure needed by users. You will work closely with the scientists who are using and developing the JULES model.

Specifically you will:

  • Provide technical development of evaluation and benchmarking tools as part of ongoing international activities, and ensure these are integrated into standard workflows
  • Develop systems to support the development and provision of model configurations across model release cycles
  • Provide technical support for the use of JULES by the academic community, particularly ensuring availability on supported platforms such as JASMIN and other HPC.

About you

You must have previous experience of developing scientific software and scripting in high-level languages (possibly as part of a PhD), experience of working in an interdisciplinary team and excellent communication skills and you may have experience of delivering documentation to a wide audience. You may have a background in environmental computational modelling and an interest in environmental science.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please visit our job board at . Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The interview date is 22nd January 2019

Closing Date: 

7th January 2019


£30,000 - £35,000 (salary range £32k-35k will be considered for exceptional candidates)