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Systems Engineer


  • Organization: EUROCONTROL - Supporting European Aviation
  • Location: Brussels
  • Grade: AD-5-6-7-8, Open to citizens of ECTL's 41 Member States
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Engineering
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-02

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  • Function title: Systems Engineer
  • Reference: NOC-NM-2022-AD/460
  • Location: Brussels - Information about living in Brussels
  • Nature of competition: Internal and external competition
  • Applicable regulations: Staff regulations governing officials of the EUROCONTROL Agency
  • Grades for publication: AD5-6-7-8 - Check salary simulations for the basic grade
  • Type of post: Administrator (AD5-AD12 )
  • Number of posts: 3
  • Duration: 5 Year (s)
  • Security clearance: None required
  • Directorate/Service: NMD/TEC/DAD - Development and Delivery Unit
  • Competition publication date: 21/04/2022
  • Competition closing date: 02/06/2022 (23:59 Brussels time)
  • Reserve list: Applicable - See details in the "Useful information" section

Your team

Within the Network Management Directorate , "Technology" develops and maintains NMD’s mission-critical systems, including all airspace network management operational systems, the related communications facilities and technical infrastructure. It supports the Agency's IT solutions and services.


Your role

Your role will be to:

  • Participate to the definition and follow-up of the product roadmap implementation and support the product lifecycle.
  • Ensure that the products’ deliverables fulfil the business needs and are compliant with safety, security and quality standards and regulations.
  • Ensure that business domain experts and business analysts review, analyse and translate business requirements into technical specifications for internal and/or external development teams.
  • Monitor the product delivery progress; ensure compliance with development processes, identify risks, obstacles, solve product related problems, conduct trade-off analyses, review priorities, take decisions and coordinate with relevant teams.
  • Oversee external suppliers and their deliverables.
  • Drive the maintenance and evolution of the Digital Products to ensure very high level of availability, reliability and quality.
  • Contribute to or lead workshops, share expertise, participate to internal and external working groups, projects, fora, etc.
  • Carry out any other task in line with the main purpose of the job.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • University studies of at least 3 years in a relevant domain (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, etc.).  A higher education level (e.g. Master’s degree) would be an asset.
  • Internal candidates should check on the intranet to see what level of in-house experience is considered equivalent to educational qualifications where appropriate.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience.
  • Experience with the application of modern software development methodologies and standards in large-scale software systems.
  • Experience with system and software architectures.
  • Understanding of Agile process and principles.
  • Experience with the following systems would be an advantage:

o    Mission critical systems
o    ATM systems

  • Technical drafting skills (English).
  • Analytical thinking: Analyses information and identifies relationships.
  • Communication: Fosters two-way communication.
  • Result focus: Seeks to improve personal performance.
  • Decision-making: Takes decisions based on balanced arguments.
  • Teamwork: Fosters teamwork.
  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment.
  • Professional conduct in line with the corporate behaviours of the Agency, i.e. result-driven, readiness to change, customer focus, integrity and team-player approach.
  • The working languages of the Agency are English and French. For this particular job, candidates must be proficient users of English at level C1/C2. The selected candidate will be required to become basic users of French at level A1/A2 before the end of the probation period.
    The levels relate to the Common European Framework of References for languages (CEFR).

Useful information

  • Applications will be accepted from nationals of EUROCONTROL Member States only.
  • Duration of appointment: This is an appointment for a determined period of 5 Year(s). It could be extended up to a maximum of 9 years or converted into an undetermined contract.
  • Internal candidates
    If selected, the person will keep their current type of appointment duration (undetermined or determined).
    The internal staff member with a determined contract will be offered, in principle, an appointment for 5 Year(s) with a maximum total duration of 9 years.
  • The successful candidate shall be appointed at the grade in the function group and to the type of post indicated in the vacancy notice, or, if a group of grades has been published, in principle at the basic grade.
  • In case of reserve list: Suitable candidates, however not selected to fill the post, will be placed on a reserve list for similar functions. The period of validity of reserve list is 1 year from the closing date of applications .
  • Information on salary and benefits can be found on the web page:
  • EUROCONTROL is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunities. In the event of equal merit, preference may be given to the applicant from the under-represented diversity characteristics in order to complement diversity of teams and rebalance the workforce.
  • Candidates should go to our Careers website and read the tips on how to apply.
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