IT traineeship offer 2021 - Web developer trainee - OMB/T/2021/2
Job offer document - Date Tuesday | 19 January 2021
The European Ombudsman’s mission is to support European citizenship. We do this by dealing with complaints and by working with the institutions of the EU to help create a more accountable, transparent, ethical and effective administration.
Our guiding principles are independence, integrity, fairness, accountability, transparency, dialogue, and service.
The European Ombudsman is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from anybody who meets the eligibility criteria and required qualifications. We will try to accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities.
Candidates should be nationals of a Member State of the European Union, or of an accession/candidate country.
Candidates should not have benefitted, for more than eight consecutive weeks or two full months, from a previous paid traineeship or work contract in a European institution, body, agency, office, service, delegation, representation, including the office of a Member of the European Parliament or of a European political group.
Candidates should either (i) have a Master’s/Engineer degree in software development or (ii) be in the process of completing it. In the latter case, the traineeship can be part of their master/engineer programme.
Candidates hey should have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU and very good knowledge of another. The working languages are English and/or French.
2. Required qualifications
Candidates applying for the web developer traineeship should have:
- Good knowledge of Java, Angular, and HTML5/CSS3
3. Tasks and tools to be used
The web developer trainee will assist in the development of the Ombudsman's Internet and Extranet sites (https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu) and of internal web based applications.
During the traineeship, the trainee will be using the following tools:
- Analysis: Magic Draw (UML)
- Design: IntelliJ / MS Visual Studio
- Testing: JUnit, Selenium
- Project Management: Jira
- Quality: Sonar
- Continuous Integration: Jenkins, Maven
- Manager Version: Git
4. Location, timing, and duration of the traineeship
The traineeship will take place in Strasbourg. Subject to positive developments in the COVID-19 sanitary crisis, the selected trainee will be required to telework during large parts of the traineeship.
The starting date can be agreed with the selected trainee but the traineeship should ideally start on 1 March 2021.
The traineeship has a maximum duration of 12 months. A shorter duration may be agreed upon request.
Trainees receive a monthly grant in accordance with the conditions defined in the decision of the European Ombudsman concerning traineeships (see: additional information). The grant for the Strasbourg-based trainees is approximately €1400 per month.
5. Application & selection procedure
The deadline for applications is 8 February 2021 at 12:00 (Brussels time).
To apply, please only use our online application form available at: https://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/trainee
The selection procedure comprises two stages: (i) preselection based on the application (CV and motivation letter) and (ii) final selection following a test and an interview.
Candidates will receive relevant information by e-mail.
6. Additional Information
For further information concerning the terms and conditions of the traineeship, please refer to the Decision of the European Ombudsman concerning traineeships which applies by analogy for the web developer traineeship.
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