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The EIF is seeking to recruit for its Strategy Coordination and Product Development and Analytics Division within the Equity Investment and Guarantees Department, at its headquarters in Luxembourg, a:

Data Engineering Trainee

For a period of five (5) months (starting asap)


The Analytics team solves complex problems using quantitative modelling and data science. The team addresses business needs by identifying solutions, organizing a strategy around the outcomes and delivering value.

Overall objective:

The Trainee will work on a high visibility project that will support SME financing across Europe.

The internship will focus on:(a) technical design (develop, test and document) of a data model for advanced analysis and (B) creation of technical prototypes and production systems. The project is to be executed under the supervision of the senior member of the team.


  • Support the Front Office quant team in delivering analytics and modelling solutions;
  • Work with other team members to determine options for fulfilling project goals;
  • Develop, test, and document data model for analysis;
  • Develop, test, and document visual display of results.

Expected outcome:


Develop, test and document of a production modelling system by the end of the internship period under the supervision - and with a support - of the senior member of the team.



  • University degree (or on-going studies at advanced stage) in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or a related field is preferred;
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one general-purpose programming language (e.g. java, C#) is required. Knowledge of Scala, React and/or SQL is a plus;

  • Experience with data science tools such as Python or R is preferred;

  • Previous programing and modelling experience preferred.


  • Eagerness to learn both about the EIF’s mission and any quantitative or technical tools needed to accomplish your goals;
  • Hands on attitude and willingness to analyse and solve problems at their root, while keeping the big picture in mind;
  • Passion to develop maintainable solutions that meet the highest standards of analytical rigor and data integrity;
  • Passion to work in an entrepreneurial environment;
  • Interest in EIF's mission and activities as an EU Institution;
  • Good drafting and synthesis skills;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to work productively;
  • Demonstrate initiative, capability to work autonomously under given objectives and organise own work effectively even under time pressure.

Deadline for applications:  8th September 2019

* Due to high volume of applications, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


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