Software Developers


Brétigny-sur-Orge, France

Function title: Software Developers
Reference: NOC-EG-2024-FGIV/766
The selected candidate must reside either at this location or within a reasonable proximity that allows for the satisfactory execution of their duties - Information about living in Brétigny-sur-Orge.
Nature of the competition: Internal and external competition
Applicable regulations: Conditions of Employment of Contract Staff at EUROCONTROL
Function group: Function group IV
Job level: 13-15 - Check salary simulations for the basic grade.
Generic post: Junior Specialist
Number of posts: 3
Duration of engagement: 3 Year(s) - extension or conversion of the contract is possible – see “Useful information” section
Security clearance: Security vetting may be required in accordance with the relevant EUROCONTROL security policies
Directorate/Service: EGSD/INO/ENG - Engineering Centre of Expertise
Working arrangement: Hybrid work (A blend of onsite and remote work). Please note that EUROCONTROL does not offer full-time remote working arrangements.
Competition closing date: 02/05/2024 (23:59 Brussels time)
Reserve list: Applicable - See details in the "Useful information" section

Your team

Within the The European Green Sky Directorate, the EUROCONTROL Innovation Hub (EIH) carries out research, innovation and simulation activities to help improve European aviation performance, safety and sustainability, bridging the gap between R&D and operations. The EIH also addresses emerging new technologies as well as deployment of drones and urban air mobility systems.

We encourage you to watch our video to gain insight into the experience of being part of the EIH and the impactful work we do.

You will be assigned to the Engineering Centre of Expertise (CoE) and have the opportunity to develop software for ongoing or new projects, either into existing software development teams or in autonomy, within one of the following EIH programmes:

  • Innovating & Emerging Activities (IEA);
  • Core SESAR Contribution (SPC);
  • Simulation & Validation Platforms & Services (SPS);
  • Drones (DRO).

The EUROCONTROL Innovation Hub is seeking Software Developers who have experience in either backend development or full-stack development, within the scope of the mentioned programmes. The short video will provide information about the Software Developer position.

Your role

Your role will be to:

  • Design, develop and implement front-end and backend software in the scope of EUROCONTROL’s innovation hub projects;
  • Participate to projects:
    • capture and analyse project needs in an iterative manner in collaboration with end-users (i.e. airports, airlines, Air Navigation Service Providers);
    • support users in refining the needs/requirements (expectations vs feasibility);
    • identify and implement technical solutions;
    • support projects during demonstration activities.
  • For some projects, potentially:
    • contribute to architecture & DevOps;
    • develop and run cloud applications serving R&D and innovation projects.
  • Perform acceptance testing; analyse impact of incidents from a user’s perspective identified during testing and participate to validation activities;
  • Analyse system performance to identify potential shortcomings and propose solutions. Produce technical documentation;
  • Collaborate with internal & external teams and stakeholders on relevant technical matters;
  • Carry out any other task in line with the main purpose of the job.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Completed university studies of at least 4 years (e.g. Master’s degree) in a relevant domain (e.g. Software Engineering, etc.);
  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant professional experience to perform the advertised tasks;
  • Requirements for backend developers:
    • Understanding of server-side technologies: Java, Spring Boot, web services (WSDL, XML, REST/HTTP, etc.).
  • Requirements for full-stack developers:
    • Understanding of browser technologies:js or equivalent, HTML5/CSS/SVG, TypeScript;
    • Understanding of server-side technologies: Java, Spring Boot, web services (WSDL, XML, REST/HTTP, etc.);
    • Understanding of databases (MySQL, PostGreSQL, ElasticSearch, etc.) would be an advantage.
  • Advantageous for both profiles:
    • Understanding of Cloud technologies: Azure, Docker/Kubernetes, Message brokers (Kafka, Redis, NATS, etc.);
    • Experience or understanding of Gradle, Antd, IntelliJ, Linux, Python.
  • Analytical thinking: You analyse information and are able to identify relationships;
  • Problem-solving: You anticipate and solve business issues;
  • Creativity and innovation: You apply new approaches;
  • Communication: You are able to foster two-way communication;
  • Quality focus: You set and foster high quality standards;
  • 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. The selected candidate will be required to become, at least, a basic user of French at level A1 before the end of the probation period. The levels relate to the European-framework-reference Common European Framework of References for languages (CEFR).

Useful information

  • Applications will be accepted from nationals of EUROCONTROL Member States only;
  • The selected candidate will be offered a contract of 3 Year(s) and it may be renewed up to a maximum of 9 years or converted into an undetermined contract pursuant to the provisions of the Conditions of Employment of Contract Staff at EUROCONTROL. Before being established in the post, he/she will be requested to provide certified copies of his/her degrees and successfully serve a probationary period of 9 months;
  • The successful candidate shall be engaged in principle at the basic grade of the advertised grades;
  • Candidates declared suitable who are not selected for the post will be placed on a reserve list for similar roles. The reserve list will be valid for one year from the closing date of applications;
  • Information on salary and benefits can be found on our Careers site;
  • EUROCONTROL is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to equality and diversity. 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 site and read the tips on how to apply.

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