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The EIB, the European Union's bank, is seeking to recruit for its Corporate Services (CS) - Information Technology (IT) – Transversal Services Department (TSD) - Information and Reporting Division (IR) – Collaboration and Intranet Systems Unit (CIS) , at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a:



(Senior) IT Sharepoint Solution Architect



This is a full time position


The term of this contract will be 4 years at Grade 5/6


Panel interviews are anticipated for mid-December.


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 (Senior) IT SharePoint Solution Architect will define and steer the implementation of the internal architecture of the SharePoint based solutions in order to foster long-term consistency, quality and technical ownership.  S/he will be in charge of  the overall design and implementation of such solutions including requirements validation, solution design, technical leadership, database design, Graphic User Interface (GUI), testing, deployment and customization development.

Within the IT Transversal Services Department, the primary role of the “Collaboration and Intranet Systems” Unit is to provide and maintain IT solutions for building, validating and to support sharing of information, collaboration and document management internally at the Bank and with external partners or clients. The main technical platforms used are PHP, Drupal, OpenText Content Server and Microsoft SharePoint.

The Collaboration and Intranet Systems Unit is also responsible for information design issues related to but not limited to the EIB Intranet.


Operating Network

The incumbent will report to the Head of the Collaboration and Intranet Systems Unit.

Internally, s/he will cooperate with IT teams and mainly IT Enterprise Architecture Unit and counterparties from various directorates. Externally, s/he will deal on a daily basis with key external parties (software vendors, providers of outsourced services, peer groups) in order to optimise service levels and to stay abreast of best practice.




The (Senior) IT Sharepoint Solution Architect will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to define the overall strategy and policies for the Bank’s coding standards and System Development Lifecycle (SDLC) for Collaboration services, in order to ensure that the overall IT strategy and policies meet the business strategy of the organisation and internal/external IT trends and developments

  • Supporting the organisation in implementing EIB’s collaboration tools and electronic documentation strategy and business plan

  • Taking lead development responsibilities to ensure that the consistent development practices are performed to build SharePoint solutions by doing code review, this includes:

    • Analysing the business requirements and provide an optimal technical solution by helping the Solution Architect and technical Business Analyst

    • Participating in the preparation of business cases and project charters in collaboration with the business analyst and the project manager

    • Proposing and designing technical solutions consistent with business requirements and IT architecture

    • Preparing and maintaining detailed documentation in line with IT’s standards as required by the SDLC, and to satisfy operational and audit needs

  • Providing advice and recommendations on SharePoint based solutions in order to foster optimal usage of IT applications and ensure that applications are conceived, built and managed in line with EIB requirements and EIB/IT standards and methodologies.



  • University degree preferably in Information Technology or other relevant field
  • Certifications in SharePoint (70-331, 70-332, 70-488, 70-489), agile project management (e.g. SCRUM Master) or other Microsoft development would be an advantage
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar function, development experience with Microsoft Technologies SharePoint, Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office, WCF, MVC, ASP.Net
  • Experience in designing, developing and supporting business solutions and in managing technical projects
  • Experience in Software engineering
  • Experience and Knowledge of Team Foundation Server
  • Experience in supervising teams
  • Experience in supporting other ECM applications like Live Link from OpenText is considered an advantage

Key technical/professional knowledge and skills

  • Functional knowledge of SharePoint 2013 / 2016 and their out of the box features.
  • Software development fundamentals (including object-oriented design, multi-layer design, debugging, etc.)
  • Project management skills, with relevant certification considered an advantage
  • SharePoint development frameworks and understanding of the SharePoint Object Model
  • Integration of SharePoint with third party systems and data sources using standards such as JSON, XML, OData
  • Understanding of Enterprise Term Store for Metadata and Taxonomy needs
  • Business analysis skills in order to facilitate, design and implement solutions across a broad spectrum of work areas and divisions
  • Familiarity with various process modelling techniques (activity hierarchy diagrams, data flow diagrams, sequence diagrams, workflow diagrams, system interface diagrams).
  • Proven conceptual, analytical, and evaluative skills; combined with the ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identifying issues, formulating options, and making conclusions and recommendations.
  • Fluent in English and French (*) and a solid understanding of the other.



  • 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: 19th November 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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