IT Infrastructure Engineer for the SSM Information Management System

Date listed

2 months ago

Job Location

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Employment Type

Full time

Closing date for applications 17 January 2020

Your team

You will be part of the Prudential Domain Services Division in the Directorate General Information Systems. We are a team of approximately 25 IT professionals delivering tailored IT solutions for European banking supervision (SSM) to support financial stability and collect supervisory statistics.

Working as part of an agile team of software developers, you will take over the development and maintenance of the SSM Information Management System (IMAS) from an external supplier. Currently, the custom-built IMAS web application is based on .NET, Java, SQL Server (including SSRS), React and Angular.

IMAS helps 5,000 supervisors across Europe in their day-to-day work over the full supervisory cycle – this includes planning, executing and following up on supervisory activities such as the assessment of how banks manage risks related to liquidity, funding or cybersecurity.

Supervisors use IMAS to register supervisory findings, and related recommendations, as well as to monitor their implementation. The IMAS stack is composed of a dedicated data warehouse solution (known as IDRA), which allows supervisors to analyse supervisory data in depth. Furthermore, in 2020, the SSM External Portal will allow supervised entities to trigger supervisory processes online via IMAS. 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 your gender, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or other characteristics.

Your role

As an IT Infrastructure Engineer you will:

  • work in close cooperation with the IT operations team and take care of all IT infrastructure-related matters for IMAS, IDRA and the SSM External Portal including the right-sizing the existing infrastructure;
  • drive the new implementation of continuous integration, continuous delivery and automated deployment for the above services;
  • automate regular and recurring system tasks;
  • contribute to the continuous improvement of the applications mentioned above.

The position offers excellent opportunities to gain valuable insights into banking supervision functions, while helping establish new supervisory processes and methodologies in Europe. 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 master’s degree or equivalent (for bachelor’s degree, additional four years of relevant experience) in computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics or another relevant field (for further details on degree equivalences, see;
  • in addition to the above, a minimum of three and ideally five years of experience in the field of software development and/or software delivery;
  • experience of working with code versioning tools, such as Git and TFS;
  • working knowledge of relational database systems, in particular SQL server or Oracle;
  • a sound understanding of IT infrastructure at all levels;
  • strong experience in the field of IT operations and/or software development;
  • strong knowledge of Windows, SQL Server, Team Foundation Server, Powershell and Internet Information Server;
  • strong experience in automation, virtualisation technologies (i.e. VMware) as well as infrastructure provisioning and building of CI/CD build pipelines;
  • passion for software development and delivery;
  • curiosity and willingness to learn new things, while solving difficult business problems with software;
  • strong customer orientation and the ability to manage stress;
  • 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,


  • experience in agile software development with a focus on Scrum and/or Kanban;
  • strong knowledge of Linux and computer networks;
  • experience with modern IT technologies and tools such as Docker, Ansible and Kubernetes;
  • experience with handling external service suppliers;
  • experience with DevOps and the transition process required for this way of working;
  • experience with cloud services;
  • experience in collaborating with various infrastructure and operation teams such as network teams;
  • contributions to open-source projects.

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.

Further information

The formal title for these positions will be IT Expert.

The contract offered will be a fixed-term contract, which may be converted into a permanent one after 3 years subject to individual performance and organisational needs. The business area is willing to consider flexible and part-time working time arrangements.

Depending on the number of years of your professional experience relevant to the position, as assessed by the Selection Committee, you may be placed at either bracket 1, step 1, or at bracket 2, step 1 (in case of 7 years or more of professional experience assessed as relevant).

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to Sebastian Wolfgarten on +49 (0) 69 1344 5339 (email: [email protected]).

The recruitment process for this position may include a pre-recorded video interview at the pre-selection stage and – if you are invited to participate further in the selection procedure – an on-site written exercise, a presentation and interviews.