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EIB Posting

The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Corporate Services (CS) - Information Technology (IT) – Business Services Department (BSD) & Transversal Services Departments (TSD), at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a:


3 full-time positions at Grade 4/5 and 1 full time position at Grade 5/6

The term of this contract will be 4 years


The EIB offers fixed-term contracts of up to a maximum of 6 years, according to business needs,

with a possibility to convert to a permanent contract, subject to organisational requirements and individual performance.




The IT Applications / Software Engineers will provide a wide range of advanced technical services to ensure that various business applications are scalable, available and reliable and that they offer optimal performance. They will be working within teams in charge of application technical management, including support, incident, change, release and maintenance activities, as well as of project-related technical tasks.

Position #1:           The Senior IT Applications / Software Engineer (internally referred to as (Senior) Officer IT Applications) working in the Financial & Lending Division will drive the design of new system architectures, contribute to the definition and implementation of IT policies and take transversal responsibilities across several IT divisions and with external vendors for solutions in scope.


Position #2 & 3:     The IT Applications / Software Engineer (internally referred to as (Associate) Officer IT Applications) working in the Admin Suite Unit will be in charge of the technical management of various applications and solutions in the domain of PeopleSoft, OpenText ECM, SharePoint, BMC, Archibus.


Position #4:           The IT Applications / Software Engineer (internally referred to as (Associate) Officer IT Applications) working in the Enterprise Applications Division will be in charge of the technical management of several COTS packages, such as ION WallStreet Suite (ex-Finance Kit), FIS/Sungard Collateral, SWIFT, Accurate.


Operating network

The job holders will report directly to the Head of Division or the Head of Unit in the related domain.

Internally, s/he will work with business users involved in IT projects, IT professionals, Heads of Unit, Heads of Division and Directors. Externally, s/he will deal with key external parties (software vendors, providers of outsourced services, peer groups, etc.) in own domain.



The IT Applications / Software Engineers will be responsible for:

  • Taking ownership, analysing and resolving incidents and system performance issues as part of the incident management processes.

  • Coordinating the various infrastructure and access management tasks, in collaboration with the central IT infrastructure and security teams.

  • Representing the division in the Change Advisory Board

  • Creating and maintaining technical documentation

  • Proposing and implementing tools to administer the applications infrastructure

  • Preparing regular activities such fail-over recovery tests, patching campaigns

  • Providing technical support to the teams in charge of application implementations and custom developments

  • Reviewing the application system architecture and proposing solutions

  • Participating in the selection of new applications and development tools

  • Mentoring and training other support staff

  • Providing specific advice and recommendations on Information Solutions in the assigned functional area

  • Specific to position #1

  • Defining IT policies, procedures and strategies in order to ensure an optimal operation of the systems supporting the Bank’s core business processes

  • Taking initiatives for the introduction of new tools and practices related to Java-based application implementations across several IT divisions

  • Supervising external consultants



  • University degree in Information Technology or related fields

Specific for position #1

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in a similar function: application support, infrastructure support or a related IT domain.

Specific for position #2 & 3 & 4

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in a similar function: application support, infrastructure support or a related IT domain.


Key technical/professional knowledge and skills

  • ITIL/ITSM experience in Change, Release, Incident and Problem Management

  • Experience in the procurement of software and services would be an advantage

  • Experience working with Windows and Linux environments

  • Experience using scripting languages: Powershell or Bash

  • Oracle/Sybase/MySQL technical configuration, monitoring and performance tuning.

  • COTS applications or bespoke developments configuration, customisation, interfacing, monitoring and performance tuning

  • Knowledge of IBM Websphere MQSeries and ESB is considered an advantage

  • Good knowledge of the Bank’s IT landscape and its related processes/procedures would be an advantage

  • Previous experience supporting development teams during development life-cycle and on-going post-release requirements

  • Previous experience in a financial institution is considered an advantage

  • Excellent knowledge of English and French(*), with a good knowledge of the other.

Specific for position #1

  • Proven experience defining IT policies, procedures and strategies in line with standards (e.g. ITIL)

  • Proven experience defining Java-based system architectures applicable to large and multiple development teams.

  • Experience in the supervision and the coaching of a small team

  • Proven experience supporting Java development teams in a JEE6/7, JDK7/8 environment

  • JBoss server and development support tools such as Jenkins, Nexus and Sonar

  • Up-to-date knowledge of market trends and developments in the IT sector.

Specific for position #2 & 3

  • SharePoint and/or OpenText ECM and/or Oracle PeopleSoft technical architecture and design

  • Knowledge of the authentication technologies: AD, Kerberos, Identity Federation, LDAP, SSO, is considered an advantage.


EIB core competencies

  • Achievement Drive: Continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals

  • Change Orientation: Adapts to differences and changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes

  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organisational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns

  • Organisational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organisation whose mission is to support Europe and is open to diversity, and to align her/his own behaviour with the organisation’s needs and intrinsic values, acting  with integrity in ways that promote the organisation’s mission, policies and rules.

(*) There may be certain flexibility on this requirement, but limited to particularly suitable candidates who may not yet be proficient in French. If selected, such candidates will be hired on the condition that they build up rapidly knowledge of French and accept that their future career in the EIB may be subject to the attainment of sufficient proficiency in both of the Bank's working languages


Deadline for applications: 21st September 2017


We believe that Diversity is good for our people and our business. We promote and value diversity and inclusion among our staff and candidates; irrespective of their gender, age, nationality, race, culture, education and experience, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or disability

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