ECB - European Central Bank

ECB Frankfurt

General Information

Type of contract Fixed-term contract which may be converted into a permanent contract after three years subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Who can apply? EU nationals

Salary E/F (bracket 1 – step 1) full time monthly net salary: €4,229 plus benefits, for further information see what we offer.

Role specialisation IT Application Development

Working time Full time

On-call? Yes

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 10.10.2022

Your team

You will be part of the Executional Domain Services Division in the Directorate General Information Systems. Our Directorate General has around 250 staff providing IT services to our users in the ECB, European banking supervision, the European System of Central Banks and beyond. We are currently working on an agile transformation and our product teams are transitioning to a BizDevOps methodology.

In your role as Technical Specialist you will be part of an experienced agile product team with seven members of staff responsible for maintaining and providing technical application support for the treasury management system (TMS). The team will also be working closely with the Directorate General Market Operations and other areas in which the TMS is used.

The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

Your role

As a Technical Specialist in the TMS technical team, you will:

  • manage various TMS application environments;
  • work with the team using a variety of technical tasks, e.g. provide customer-specific developments to enhance the TMS application package as well as other scripts in the area of monitoring and testing;
  • engage and collaborate with other technical support teams and the TMS testing and the TMS functional support team;
  • support the TMS production system in operations and test environments during tests and investigate any issues that arise;
  • provide expertise at the TMS technical application level, and on Unix, Windows and Oracle Database.

We are seeking a candidate for this role who demonstrates the potential for growth, and we will support the selected candidate in their future development of the required knowledge, skills or competencies.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to be part of an agile product team and to work with the variety of technical components and the infrastructure that support the TMS. Providing technical application support will also give you a good understanding of the business processes implemented in the TMS. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills


  • a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, engineering or another relevant field (see How you can join us for details on degree equivalences);
  • in addition to the above, a minimum of two years’ experience in the field of technical application support or related fields;

  • technical working experience with a TMS;
  • a track record of working in agile methodology;
  • experience of Python scripting, Unix and Linux and a relational database system (Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server);
  • experience working in a product team using automated test execution;
  • good communication skills;
  • professional experience in an international environment;
  • an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


  • technical knowledge of the Wallstreet Suite software package;
  • knowledge of migrating and hosting software in the cloud.

You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.

You are motivated to be part of our team and to develop and use your skills and competencies to achieve the aims of this position.

Working modalities

To enable the team to maintain its business continuity capability, you will occasionally be expected to perform work during non-standard working hours and work at the ECB’s standby sites.

Further information

The formal title for this position will be IT Application Development Specialist.

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to the hiring manager, Daniela Ahlbrecht, on +49 (0) 69 1344 7121 between 13:30 and 15:30 on Friday, 30 September.

Application and selection process

The recruitment process for this position will be conducted remotely. It will include a written test, presentation and an interview.

If you are not selected for this position but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list (see step 4 of How we hire), from which you might be considered for similar positions within the ECB.

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