Platform Kubernetes Specialist

negotiable / YEAR Expires in 9 hours


  • Function title: Platform Kubernetes Specialist
  • Reference: MA-2024-FGIV/772
  • Location: Maastricht
  • The selected candidate must reside either at this location or within a reasonable proximity that allows for the satisfactory execution of their dutiesInformation about living in Maastricht
  • Nature of the competition: Internal and external competition
  • Applicable regulations: Conditions of Employment of Contract Staff at EUROCONTROL assigned at the Maastricht Centre
  • Function group: Function group IV
  • Job level: 13-15 – Check salary simulations for the basic grade
  • Generic post: Junior Specialist
  • Number of posts: 1
  • 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 provisions
  • Directorate/Service: MAAS/ACT – Air Traffic Management Cooperations and Technology Domain
  • Working arrangement: Hybrid work (A blend of onsite and remote work). Please note that EUROCONTROL does not offer full-time remote working arrangements.
  • Competition publication date: 16/05/2024
  • Competition closing date: 13/06/2024 (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.

Your role

Your role will be to:

  • Contribute to the design, development, and maintenance of (safety) critical IT Platforms (PaaS) and associated services, for both operational and non-operational systems.
  • Collaborate with end-users to analyse requirements, translating them into concrete platform and system specifications while considering operational constraints.
  • Identify and resolve technical issues, bugs, and change proposals, providing innovative solutions including prototyping, comprehensive documentation, Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), and ensuring compliance with quality and safety management standards.
  • Contribute to the upgrade of Platform Services, including effort estimation, planning, and implementation, ensuring seamless integration with existing systems.
  • Produce and maintain detailed technical documentation to facilitate system understanding and support future development efforts.
  • Participate actively in the integration and testing of platform systems, ensuring robustness and reliability.
  • Engage in working groups, projects, and studies to contribute expertise and drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to enhance business practices and operational efficiencies, presenting concrete proposals for implementation.
  • 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 area (Computer Science, Engineering, etc.).
  • In addition to the above, a minimum of 1 years of relevant working experience.
  • Experience in designing, developing, and maintaining IT Platforms and services, with a strong focus on Kubernetes.
  • Experience with Virtualisation.
  • Experience in analysing requirements and translating them into technical specifications.
  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix and scripting languages.
  • Technical writing skills (English).
  • The following would be considered an asset:
    • Knowledge of/experience with Terraform/Ansible
    • Knowledge of/experience with OpenShift or Kubernetes Operators
    • Knowledge of/experience with Jira and Git/Bitbucket.
    • Knowledge of DevOps pipelines
    • Knowledge of Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) principles and practices (e.g., GitOps)
  • Analytical Thinking: You analyse information and identify relationships.
  • Problem Solving: You anticipate and solve business issues.
  • Quality Focus: You deliver consistent quality in work.
  • Communication: You foster two-way communication.
  • Teamwork: You display a collaborative approach.
  • 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 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) 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.
Maastricht, Netherlands