The European Central Bank

  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The ECB is the central bank for Europe's single currency, the euro. The ECB’s main task is to maintain the euro's purchasing power and thus to maintain price stability in the euro area. The euro area comprises the 19 European Union countries that have introduced the euro since 1999.

The European Central Bank Frankfurt am Main, Germany
20/04/2018
Full time
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 :  F/G band and benefits You will be part of the Data Analytics Domain Services Division in the Directorate General Information Systems (DG/IS). We are around 40 colleagues responsible for delivering data-centric services and applications in the fields of statistics, economics and research. Our efforts are focused on collecting, processing, analysing and disseminating data. These IT services are based on traditional database technologies as well as on the latest big data techniques delivered by a transversal Data Intelligence Service Centre (DISC).   In your role as a Data Intelligence and Big Data Expert you will be part of the DISC team. We are 15 IT Experts supported by consultants. The DISC provides services to DG/IS divisions and ECB data users, including the DISC data platform, data factory, metadata management tools, analysis and reporting tools, shared business intelligence and DISC-related training. All these activities involve state-of-the-art analytical and big data technologies. You will work closely with project managers within DG/IS, end users across the ECB and vendors of IT services. To further enhance the diversity of our team, we particularly encourage applications from female candidates.   We encourage applications from candidates who are assigned or have previously been assigned to work as agency staff for the ECB’s IT department. Your role As a Data Intelligence and Big Data Expert you will: provide expert advice on data intelligence, advanced analytics and big data technologies at the ECB; support the business areas in their daily analytical endeavours, data challenges and number-crunching tasks; collaborate with the business areas to collect and analyse requirements (business analysis) and deliver solutions and services, integrated with - and based upon - the ECB’s big data platform; provide functional and technical support regarding statistical and business intelligence tools; support and advise the business areas on machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing and parallel processing of statistical, economical and econometrical models; foster collaboration between IT and business areas. The position offers you excellent opportunities to work with the most up-to-date IT technologies in the field of analytics and big data and to support ECB economists in their work. 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 Essential :   a master’s degree (or a bachelor’s degree plus four years of relevant experience, or post-secondary vocational education plus eight years of relevant experience, or 12 years of relevant experience) in computer science, information systems, business administration or another relevant field; knowledge of statistical and economic data analytical techniques; knowledge of machine learning techniques, proven skills in natural language processing, predictive modelling and econometric analysis; general knowledge of IT technologies, trends and business practices in the field of data management and analytics; knowledge of the Hadoop ecosystem; experience in writing models with SQL, Python, Matlab, Stata and other statistical tools as well with visualisation tools like Tableau; ability to present complex matters in a well-written and comprehensible manner; experience delivering trainings and presentations; an advanced command of English and an intermediate command of at least one other official language of the EU. Desired :   knowledge of data management concepts; relevant experience of working at the ECB. 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. Working modalities We are willing to discuss part-time arrangements. Further information The recruitment process for this position may include online tests, a Skype interview at the screening stage and – if you are invited to participate further in the selection procedure – an on-site written exercise, a presentation and interviews.   The formal title for this position will be IT Expert. For additional information you have the opportunity to contact the recruiting manager, Peter Lindlacher on +49 (0)69 1344 6433. Application and selection process Find more information under “How you can join us”:  Read more .