Java Software Engineer

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  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Engineering, Information and Communication Technology
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  • Function title: Java Software Engineer
  • Reference: NOC-MA-2024-FGIV/754
  • Location: Maastricht – Information about living in Maastricht
  • Nature of the competition: Internal and external competition
  • Applicable regulations: Conditions of Employment of Contract Staff at EUROCONTROL
  • Grades: 13-15 – Check salary simulations for the basic grade
  • Generic post: Junior Specialist (13-15 )
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Duration of engagement: 3 Year (s)
  • Security clearance: Security vetting may be required in accordance with the relevant EUROCONTROL security provisions
  • Directorate/Service: MAAS – Maastricht Upper Area Control Center
  • Competition publication date: 22/02/2024
  • Competition closing date: 21/03/2024 (23:59 Brussels time)
  • Reserve list: Applicable – See details in the “Useful information” section

Your team

Within the Directorate Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre , the “Technical Systems” service is responsible for the maintenance, development and improvement of software products which support MUAC in achieving its safety and capacity targets and sustain the growing air traffic demand. It provides also resources to various projects in its area of expertise and maintains technical hardware.

Engineering the future of air traffic control

Your role

Your role will be to:

  • Design, develop and maintain safety related software systems in air traffic management (in particular flow management systems).
  • Analyse requirements with end-users, translate them into concrete software and system requirements, and evaluate constrains.
  • Analyse technical issues/bugs, change proposals, and provide solutions including prototyping, documentation, unit testing and delivery in compliance with quality and safety management standards.
  • Contribute to software development work packages, including effort estimation, planning and implementation.
  • Produce and maintain complex technical documentation.
  • Participate in and give support to subsystems and system integration and testing.
  • Contribute to working groups, projects, studies, etc.
  • Be constantly on the lookout for ways to improve business practices and efficiencies and make concrete proposals.
  • 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 in a relevant domain (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, IT, etc)
  • In addition to the above, a minimum of 2 years of relevant working experience.
  • Experience in Object Oriented Technology and Java.
  • Knowledge in using Linux/Unix and scripting languages.
  • Technical writing skills (English).
  • The following would be considered an asset:
    • Experience in ATM systems and Human-Machine Interface (HMI) in ATM
    • Experience with Jira and Git/Bitbucket.
    • Knowledge of DevOps pipelines
    • Knowledge of other programming languages
  • Analytical Thinking: Analyses information and Identifies relationships.
  • Problem Solving: Anticipates and solves business issues.
  • Quality Focus: Sets and fosters high quality standards.
  • Communication: Fosters two-way communication.
  • 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 C1.
    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.
  • The selected candidate will be offered a contract of 3 Year (s) pursuant to the provisions of the Conditions of Employment of Contract Staff at EUROCONTROL. The contract may be renewed. 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.
  • 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. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, age, disability, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, religion or belief, marital or parental status and sexual orientation.
    In the event of equal merit, preference may be given to the applicant from the under-represented diversity characteristics.
  • Candidates should go to our Careers website and read the tips on how to apply.
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