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Our job openings:

  • Clusters Coordinator Public Authorities
  • Data coordinator and analyst
  • Junior infrastructure engineer
  • Solutions engineer

The Brussels Eureka Secretariat supports Eureka’s aim, manages Eureka’s programme operations, develops and maintains IT platforms, stores data and promotes Eureka to other organisations and beneficiaries.

The Eureka Clusters programme is driven by thematic communities of large companies, SMEs, universities, research institutes and end users. Participants access national funding and work alongside major industry players on close-to-market projects that meet their innovation objectives.

To support our objective of further enhancing the crucial role played by the Eureka Clusters in giving businesses a competitive edge through innovation, the Eureka Secretariat, located centrally in Brussels, is looking for a

Eureka Clusters Coordinator Public Authorities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As Eureka Clusters Coordinator, you will be based in the Eureka Secretariat in Brussels. Your main role will be to assist the participating Eureka public authorities in their engagement with the Eureka Clusters Programme. You will support and work closely with the Head and Chief Operating Officer at the Eureka Secretariat, high-level representatives from Eureka public authorities and the other Clusters Coordinator assisting the industry side directly.

The Eureka Clusters Coordinator has three main objectives:
Together with the Head of Secretariat and the Chief Operating Officer, to act as ambassador of the new Eureka Clusters Programme. Where appropriate, the Cluster Coordinator will represent the Clusters to the outside world and be responsible for communication between participating countries and Clusters.
To ensure alignment and coordination between Clusters and participating countries in preparation of the Multiannual Plan and Annual Operating Plan.

To coordinate the launch and operation of joint calls for projects in accordance with the Clusters’ call processes, and to ensure the alignment of individual Cluster calls.

Concretely, the role includes the following tasks:

  • Support the Clusters and national ministries and funding agencies in the preparation of the Multiannual Plan and Annual Operating Plan
  • Coordinate joint calls for projects and joint events in the context of the Annual Operating Plan
  • Coordinate and organise meetings
  • Monitor, report and evaluate impact
  • Provide guidance in setting up new Eureka Clusters and enable cooperation with other industry communities
  • Support Eureka Clusters in the harmonisation of their processes
  • Support national ministries and funding agencies with synchronising national funding processes

SKILLS

Fluency in English, written and spoken
An outstanding and proactive programme manager, with the ability to work independently and manage deadlines
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

A seasoned networker, able to find her or his way in a complex political environment and mediate between different stakeholders and broker solutions and compromises

A positive, flexible, diplomatic and highly motivated team-player
As part of a multinational team: sensitivity to cultural differences

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Higher education corresponding to completed university studies at Master’s level within a relevant field such as, for example, management science, political science, international relations, entrepreneurship or industrial economics.
Professional experience of at least 5 years, including 3 years of relevant experience and preferably at an equivalent responsibility level.
Experience with and knowledge of national administrations, governmental relations, national funding processes and international innovation processes.

REMUNERATION AND WORK CONDITIONS

An open-ended contract position.
A starting annual salary of 48.720,00€ gross (internal level 3 position) plus attractive extra-legal benefits like working from home, a flexible work schedule, extra-legal vacation days, group and hospitalisation plans, free public transport to commute to the office, etc. The proposed salary within the level will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

An international and dynamic team of roughly 35 employees from 16 different countries.

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

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 stakeholders.

APPLICATION AND CLOSING DATE

Please apply for this post by sending an email with your CV and motivation letter attached to jobs@eurekanetwork.org and putting “Clusters Coordinator” and your full name in the subject line of the email.

By sending an application, candidates give their consent to their diplomas and references being verified (although this is not requested at this stage).

Questions can also be sent to jobs@eurekanetwork.org

Closing date: Friday 26 November, 5.00pm Brussels time.

Applications received beyond the closing date will not be accepted. Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Eureka is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation, present in over 45 countries.

Since 1985, national and regional ministries and funding agencies in our network have supported the R&D of over 7,000 ground-breaking commercialised innovations that have positively impacted economic growth and industry competitiveness. With several programmes, our network funds international R&D projects between SMEs, large companies, universities and research organisations.

The Brussels Eureka Secretariat supports Eureka’s aim, manages Eureka’s programme operations, develops and maintains IT platforms, stores data and promotes Eureka to other organisations and beneficiaries.

Eureka is a data-driven network. We record, store, analyse and communicate information about tens of thousands of innovation projects worth billions of euros and spanning 48 countries.

Our network of ministries and funding agencies rely on receiving timely and accurate data to identify and select innovation ideas worthy of support, the monitoring of approved projects and assessment of trends to find the next ‘big thing’.

Understanding the value of our programmes is very important; regular impact reports at regional, national and international level help us quantify the added value we generate for society.

We also use our data internally for operational performance analysis and evidence-based decision making.

To support our objective, the Eureka Secretariat (located centrally in Brussels) is looking for a

Data Coordinator and Analyst

The ideal candidate will be an experienced data professional who will be responsible for organising data and providing an updated inventory of all data that is entered into the database. They will lead on the creation and organisation of a ‘data hub’, defining, organising and managing a central data source that will maintain the flow of data entry to enable the fast and easy retrieval of accurate data report information. 

They must also maintain data integrity and quality by examining data to eliminate any duplicate and/or unreliable records. 

Whether through responding to technical requests and recommendations for performance improvements, the design of bespoke data retrieval or assistance with queries and data analysis, they will be a bridge between the IT, strategy, operations and communications teams, supporting all teams to achieve their respective goals. 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Identify, analyse and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets (both structured and unstructured data).
  • Produce briefings and reports. Communicate these and provide data and analytical support to stakeholders using both analytical and business jargon (written and oral).
  • Design and develop standardised and on-demand reports and dashboards that compile data from different sources, to provide consolidated information for the operations and communications teams. management and Member States.
  • Interact with various departments to analyse existing data processes and identify ways to improve efficiency and streamlining of existing procedures.
  • Define and establish internal procedures to ensure overall data integrity. Enter data, maintain, clean and update content, run queries, export data, and perform analysis of the various data sets. Write and update technical documentation in English.
  • Advise and assist on technical matters to achieve data in- and output from websites, ERP, financial applications and data visualisation tools.
  • Develop data-driven impact assessments (and other materials for advocacy) and campaign materials based on robust data, evidence and arguments.

Contribution to the overall company objectives

  • As an experienced professional, your inputs on broader business operations in all areas will be welcomed. This may include documentation handling, archiving and access, customer relationship management systems and their integration to further support the management of beneficiary (project participants), stakeholder and network member data.

Skills

  • Eureka is an English-speaking workplace, so fluency in written and spoken English is a must.
  • Strong analytical skills, an ability to quickly grasp technical issues and assess data and good knowledge of Excel or other modelling tools.
  • Project management experience, including strong interpersonal and team-working skills and an ability to deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrable skills with data visualisation applications such as Tableau would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • You have a talent for taking things on and making things happen, an enthusiasm for helping others to be successful and a knack for always being a step ahead. In other words, you strive to bring fresh ideas to life and embrace challenges.
  • You are a naturally collaborative person who listens and invests in others to achieve common goals. You love to challenge the status quo and are eager to propose creative solutions to problems.
  • You have the confidence to think and act with initiative and to engage, guide and influence your peers and decision makers.
  • You can provide mentoring and training to stakeholders and internal colleagues on various software features and troubleshooting techniques, including on-the-job training.

    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 at least 4-6 years of relevant professional experience.
    • Experience handling multiple datasets and databases at once and mindful of data quality and potential data corruption pitfalls.
    • Experience of data-warehousing and data modification and aggregation.
    • Scripting experience to manipulate data, e.g., creating and executing database specific language queries like SQL.
    • Experience in the creation and maintenance of conceptual or logical database abstraction tools, such as business intelligence applications like SAP Business Objects and PowerBI.

    Remuneration and work conditions

    • An open-ended contract position.
    • Placed within the internal level 2 salary range which has a starting annual salary of 34.800€. The proposed salary within the level will depend on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
    • Attractive extra-legal benefits, like working from home, a flexible work schedule, extra-legal vacation days, group and hospitalisation plans, free public transport to commute to the office, etc.
    • An international and dynamic team of roughly 35 employees from 16 different countries. A nice and modern work environment, close to the centre of Brussels and the European quarter, easily reachable by public transport.
    • Eureka strongly lives by the values of trust, transparency, passion, creativity, autonomy, collaboration, work-life balance and diversity across all our teams and stakeholders.

    Application and closing date

    Please apply for this post by sending an email with your CV and motivation letter attached to jobs@eurekanetwork.org and putting “Data Coordinator & Analyst” and your full name in the subject line of the email.

    By sending an application, candidates give their consent to their diplomas and references being verified (although this is not requested at this stage).

    Closing date: Friday 17 December 2021, 17:00 CET (Brussels time).

    Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted. Only applicants selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

    Eureka is the world’s biggest public network for international cooperation in R&D and iInnovation, present in over 45 countries.

    Since 1985, national and regional ministries and funding agencies in our network have supported the R&D of over 7,000 ground-breaking commercialised innovations that have positively impacted economic growth and industry competitiveness. With several programmes, our network funds international R&D projects between SMEs, large companies, universities and research organisations.

    The Brussels Eureka Secretariat supports Eureka’s aim, manages Eureka’s programme operations, develops and maintains IT platforms, stores data and promotes Eureka to other organisations and beneficiaries. The Eureka Secretariat is located centrally in Brussels and employs 35 staff. 

    To join its dynamic IT team, the Eureka Secretariat is looking for a 

    Junior Infrastructure Engineer

    You will be working closely with the Team Lead on the IT infrastructure and be part of the IT team consisting of six people. Your tasks are varied and will allow you to work on all aspects of IT infrastructure. Not only will you be working with hard- and software, but you’ll also frequently interact with colleagues and stakeholders; ensuring that you are not only included in the IT team, but in the organisation as a whole as well.

    Duties and responsibilities

    1. ICT infrastructure
    • Responsible for the installation, proper functioning and maintenance of the IT infrastructure within the organisation: availability, integrity and security.
    • Manage and support business software and cloud solutions: Office 365, Sharepoint, Onedrive, ...
    • Execute modifications, upgrades and expansions to hard- and software to provide techniques and possibilities that match the users’ needs, to realise new projects or to improve existing systems.
    • Ensure the proper functioning of systems, including the technical planning, implementation and maintenance of the network; storage; and virtualisation infrastructure.
    • Implementation of safety and confidentiality aspects of the IT infrastructure.
    • Responsible for the inventory upkeep, proper functioning, technical maintenance and support of all hardware and IT tools within the organisation.
    • Inform, teach and coach users of the infrastructure, in order to ensure the systems are used in an optimal and efficient way.
    • Document procedures, guidelines and strategy for specific architectures in order to have a stable and versatile infrastructure.

    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 from internal staff as well as Eureka network support.
    • Maintains end-user equipment.
    • Assists with DevOps practices within the IT team.

    Qualifications

    • Knowledge of IT infrastructure including clustering, virtualisation, Linux, Windows, storage and network environments.
    • Basic understanding of digital telecom infrastructure and communication systems and tools; E.g.: Microsoft Teams, VoIP, ...
    • Specific knowledge on user security and protection against data leaks, hackers, spyware and viruses.
    • Scripting and automation experience is a plus.
    • Good English, other European languages are a plus.
    • Good people skills, proactive and positive.
    • A service minded problem solver.

    Education and experience

    • A level of higher education that corresponds to completed post-secondary education of at least three years attested by a diploma in a relevant field, i.e. computer sciences, and three years of relevant experience.
    • Experience with cloud infrastructure is a plus.

    What we offer you

    • A competitive salary in-line with your competencies, plus attractive extra-legal benefits such as: working from home, a flexible work schedule, extra-legal vacation days, group and hospitalisation plans, mealvouchers, free public transport to commute to the office, etc.
    • A very international & dynamic team of roughly 35 employees from 16 different countries.
    • 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).
    • Training opportunities to keep up to date on developments within the IT sector.

    Application and closing date

    Please send your CV with covering letter, including your full name and ‘Junior 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.

    CLOSING DATE: Friday 17 December 2021, 5.00pm Brussels time

    Applications received beyond the closing date will not be accepted.

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

      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.