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Our job openings:

  • Economic analyst
  • Infrastructure engineer
  • Solutions engineer
  • Independent observer

The solutions engineer role works closely with stakeholders and team members to understand requirements that drive the analysis and design of quality technical solutions. These solutions must be aligned with Eureka and IT strategies and in compliance with IT’s architectural standards.

Responsibilities

They are responsible for the maintenance, development, implementation of applications’ build, release, deployment and configuration activities.

Other responsibilities include working with internal business partners to gather and analyse business requirements, prototyping, architecting, implementing/updating solutions, building and executing test plans, performing quality reviews, managing operations and triaging and fixing operational issues.

The Solutions Engineer must be able to adjust to constant business change; common types of changes include new requirements, evolving goals and strategies, and emerging technologies.

They must be able to interact, develop, engineer and communicate collaboratively at the highest technical levels with end users, vendors, partners and all levels of staff.

They must be able to provide fast and useful technical assistance on computer systems, answer queries on basic technical issues and offer advice to solve them.

What we are looking for

  • A level of higher education that corresponds to completed post-secondary education of at least three years attested by a diploma (e.g. bachelor) in a relevant field 
  • Three years of relevant professional experience
  • Professional certification is a plus (Scrum, DevOps, Java, …)
  • Proven experience as a full stack developer
  • Familiar with the software development life cycle (SDLC) from preliminary system analysis to tests and deployment
  • Excellent knowledge of software and application design and J2EE architecture (Spring, Hibernate)
  • Strong analysis, design & development skills in the context of multi-tier applications
  • Proven experience with
    • developing Web Services and evolving in a SOA/Microservice environment
    • messaging-queue architecture (RabbitMQ)
    • Grails, Groovy
  • Good knowledge of relational databases SQL and ORM technologies (JPA2, Hibernate)
  • Proficiency in software engineering tools and ability to document requirements and specifications
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning & releasing tools such as Git and Docker
  • Basic understanding of hosting infrastructure VM, Linux, Cloud Infrastructure (AWS), etc.
  • Ability to output clean, commented, and team-friendly code
  • Give technical support to end users and perform troubleshooting through diagnostic techniques and pertinent questions
  • Ability to analyse business requirements and recommending technical solutions

Soft skills

  • A readiness to embrace and use new approaches and to keep up to date with industry advances
  • Solid organisational skills, attentive to details, good multitasking and time-management
  • An ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules and step-by-step action plans
  • Experience in an Agile framework (DevOps, Scrum, Kaban…)
  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job
  • Ability to think outside the box, devising new approaches to make improvements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Mindset

  • A passion for development and an eagerness to learn
  • Genuinely excited to help Eureka embrace true digitisation
  • Enthusiastic and self-driven, with a high degree of commitment
  • Ability to perform well in a fast-paced, agile and multicultural environment

Languages

Good English - other European languages are an asset.

What we offer you

  • A package of around 38,280.00 euros annual gross as entry level with preferential tax treatment (copyrights) and attractive benefits
  • Eureka strongly lives by the values of trust, transparency, passion, creativity, autonomy, collaboration, work- life balance and diversity across all our teams and our whole ecosystem of customers and partners
  • An internal open-ended contract position in our IT department
  • A nice and modern working environment, close to the centre of Brussels and the European quarter and easily reachable by public transport (Merode)

Application and closing date

Please send your CV with covering letter, including your full name and the word ‘Solutions Engineer’ in the subject line of your mail to: jobs@eurekanetwork.org

By sending an application, candidates give their consent to their diplomas and references being verified.

The Eureka Association is an equal opportunities employer.
Please note that only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Economic Analyst (Market Intelligence and Impact)
  • Research information from internal and external databases, websites, journals and newspapers
  • Design new methodologies to analyse Eureka's performance using both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Contribute to the analysis of the effectiveness of different Eureka Secretariat activities (developing, implementing and monitoring related KPIs)
  • Contribute expertise on the potential impact of different proposed new activities and ideas
  • Coordinate the data collection process in close collaboration with the different programme teams (Eurostars, Network Projects, Globalstars, Clusters)
  • In collaboration with Communications and IT colleagues, develop online data visualisation tools to communicate Eureka's activities and results to users in a clear and easy-to-understand form; ensure this information is kept up to date
  • Take part in briefings for the development of bespoke presentations or data requests from colleagues (internal and network)
  • Advise and provide support to Eureka staff, Eureka countries and other external stakeholders in the effective use of quantitative information, methodology design and analysis strategy for various projects, produce reports and advise how this information can inform future decision (looking at economic trends, market behaviour etc.)

Ethics Evaluation and Monitoring Coordinator

Ethics evaluation activities: pre-call preparations; training/informing experts; project assignment; organisation ethics week; minute-taking.

Ethics monitoring: ca. 35 projects per bi-annual call; reporting (to EU Commission and network); follow-up monitoring during the duration of projects.

Qualifications and skills

Hard (technical) skills (i.e. specialist knowledge)

  • Strong in maths and statistics
  • Good knowledge of economics
  • Excellent command of MS Office package, especially Excel
    Business objects and statistical packages/visualisation tools such as Stata, R, Python and Tableau
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent spoken and written English is essential (including professional and technical/economic terminology)
  • Knowledge of any other European language is desirable


Soft skills (abilities)

  • Analytical thinking skills
  • Enjoys being intellectually challenged and to solve problems creatively
  • Thorough and pays attention to detail
  • Has ambition and a desire to succeed
  • Can think and argue their case clearly using logic and reasoning

Education and experience

A degree in economics or a related subject, such as: statistics; mathematics; business studies; finance and accounting.

What we offer you

A starting salary of 34.800,00 euros gross p.a. and attractive extra-legal benefits.

Eureka strongly lives by the values of trust, transparency, passion, creativity, autonomy, collaboration, work-life balance and diversity across all our teams and our whole ecosystem of customers and partners.

An internal open-ended contract position in our department (CDI).

A nice and modern working environment, close to the centre of Brussels and the European quarter and easily reachable by public transport (Merode).

Application and closing date

Please apply by email, with your CV with covering letter, including your full name and ‘Economic Analyst (Market Intelligence and Impact)’ in the subject line of your mail to: jobs@eurekanetwork.org 

By sending an application, candidates give their consent to their diplomas and references being verified.

The Eureka Association is an equal opportunities employer.

Applications received after the closing date will be refused.
Please note that only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Duties and responsibilities

1. ICT infrastructure

  • Responsible for the installation, proper functioning and maintenance of the network infrastructure within the organisation: availability, integrity and security
  • Executes modifications, upgrades and expansions to hard- and software to dispose of techniques and possibilities that match the users’ needs, to realise new projects or to improve existing systems
  • Documents guidelines and strategies for specific architectures in order to have a good basis to simplify modifications to the network
  • Informs, teaches and coaches users of the infrastructure, in order to ensure the systems are used in an optimal and efficient way
  • Ensures the proper functioning of the operating system, including the technical, construction, planning and maintenance of the network infrastructure
  • Responsible for all safety and confidentiality aspects of the ICT infrastructure, developing and following up the security architecture of the network, applications and procedures and performing audits to guarantee security
  • Responsible for the inventory upkeep, proper functioning, technical maintenance and support of all hardware and IT tools within the organisation

2. Telecommunications

  • Responsible for managing and optimising the telephony system
  • Responsible for handling mobile subscriptions and smartphones for staff

3. Staff support

  • Handles support request form internal staff as well as Eureka network support
  • Maintains end-user equipment
  • Assists with DevOps practices

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of specific programming techniques with basic education on software developments and demands analysis
  • Specific knowledge of IT infrastructure including clustering, VMware, Linux, Windows, Internet network environments
  • Specific knowledge on telecom infrastructure and communication systems and tools
  • Specific knowledge on user security and protection against hackers, spyware and viruses
  • Good English
  • Easy communication with people

Education and experience

  • A level of higher education that corresponds to completed post-secondary education of at least three years attested by a diploma and three years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure is a plus

What we offer you

  • A package of around 34.800,00 euros annual gross as entry level and attractive benefits
  • Eureka strongly lives by the values of trust, transparency, passion, creativity, autonomy, collaboration, work- life balance and diversity across all our teams and our whole ecosystem of customers and partners
  • An internal open-ended contract position
  • A nice and modern working environment, close to the center of Brussels and the European quarter and easily reachable by public transport (Merode).

Application and closing date

Please send your CV with covering letter, including your full name and the word ‘Infrastructure Engineer’ in the subject line of your mail to: jobs@eurekanetwork.org

By sending an application, candidates give their consent to their diplomas and references being verified.

The Eureka Association is an equal opportunities employer.

Please note that only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

    Introduction

    The Eureka Network is looking for a candidate to work as independent observer in the evaluation process of the funding instruments of the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs. This partnership is a consortium of the Eureka Secretariat and 37 countries in Europe and beyond and will take place during the period 2021-2027. The partnership will comprise two main instruments (Eurostars-3 and Eureka-Innowwide), which will have regular calls for proposals throughout the duration of the action. The role of this person shall be to oversee the evaluation processes implemented under this scheme and elaborate a report for each call which will be provided to the European Commission as part of the call report.

    Eurostars-3 is an international R&D&I programme for SMEs and other innovation actors with close-to-market products, services, and processes. It will have two joint transnational calls per year. Eureka-Innowwide is a mono-beneficiary programme aimed at supporting SMEs on their efforts to internationalise and access new markets in Europe and the globe.
    The evaluation process of Eurostars-3 and Eureka-Innowwide will follow the procedures and evaluation criteria of Horizon Europe. Thus, both instruments will have a two-stage submission or a two-stage evaluation process.

    Purpose of the independent observer

    The purpose of the independent observer is to report on the evaluation process of the different instruments of the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs (namely Eurostars-3 and Eureka-Innowwide) to ensure that the rules established for Horizon Europe Cofunded Partnerships are being adhered to.
    This covers, among other aspects, the way the expert evaluators apply the evaluation criteria and the process of arriving at a fair and transparent consensus on the single ranked list of proposals. In carrying out this function, the independent observer must not express any opinions on the proposals or the expert’s opinion but may (in their report) offer observations and suggestions on how the procedures could be improved.

    List of tasks

    The list of main tasks of the chosen candidate will be the following:

    •  Review of the publications associated with the Call (guidelines for applicants and experts)
    • Review of the selection process for evaluators and briefing materials to experts.
    • Participation in the central evaluation as an observer.
    • Preparation of the independent observer’s report.

    Expected deliverables

    The chosen candidate will be expected to deliver a call report after each Eurostars-3 and Eureka-Innowwide evaluation process. The report will be included in the overall call report sent to the European Commission. The chosen candidate must handle this report at the latest 2 weeks after the publication of the call’s funding results.

    Requirements

    The ideal candidate will have the following requirements:

    • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), preferably in related fields like political science, economics, law, international relations etc. Further education in the field of R&D&I policy will be an asset.
    • At least 10 years of professional experience, preferably in an EU or innovation-related field.
    • Extensive knowledge of European funding programmes and evaluation procedures under FP7 and Horizon 2020.
    • Knowledge of the European Innovation policy, with a special focus on Pillar III of Horizon Europe.
    • Knowledge of the different modalities of European Partnerships (institutionalised, co-funded and co-programmed).
    • Previous experience in a similar role for other partnerships (such as ERA-Net Cofunds) will be a strong asset.
    • Previous experience as independent evaluator for innovation projects at Eureka or the European Commission will be an asset.
    • Professional knowledge of English.

    Duration of the contract and estimated workload

    The chosen candidate will be selected to a period covering the calls launched in 2021 and 2022, extendable for another year (2023) if both parties agree. During such period, the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs is expected to launch 3 Eurostars-3 calls (2021 and 2022) and one Eureka-Innowwide call (2022). For each call, the estimated workload is 3-5 days, divided in different moments in time to cover the different steps of the evaluation processes. The daily remuneration of the chosen candidate will be 650€ (VAT excluded).

    Since part of the work might take place at the Eureka Secretariat premises in Brussels, costs incurred by the selected candidate will be reimbursed according to Eureka travel reimbursement rules.
    Application and selection process

    Interested candidates must send a CV and a short cover letter to applications@eurostars-eureka.eu , including in the subject line of the email Name + Surname and ‘Independent Observer’.
    The position is open for applications until 17th of October 2021. Short listed candidates will be contacted and interviewed between the 22nd and 27th of October 2021. The contract is expected to be signed in the first week of November.

    Disclaimer

    The independent observer must be independent. The execution of the contract does not create any relationship of subordination between Eureka and the Contractor. The Contractor cannot be considered as employee of Eureka.
    The chosen candidate for the role of independent observer will not be allowed to the participate as a remote expert or an Independent Panel Member in the Eurostars-3 and Eureka-Innowwide funding programmes during the duration of the contract.