Market Infrastructure Experts - business and quality analysis (digital euro)

Project Management
Market Infrastructure & Payments

General Information

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 (1) (minimum full time monthly net salary €4,914 and benefits, see further information section)

Role specialisation Market Infrastructure Project Management

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 31.10.2021

Your team

You will be part of the digital euro project team in the Directorate General Market Infrastructures and Payments (DG-MIP). DG-MIP has around 150 staff providing market infrastructures (TARGET2, T2S, TIPS, ECMS), oversight of market infrastructures and payment systems, and catalyst functions in the areas of market integration and market innovation. 

Our Directorate General hosts the ECB’s team working on the possible future issuance of a digital euro for retail payment services, which is also a transversal Eurosystem team including other business areas at the ECB as well.
In your role as a market infrastructure expert business and quality analysis in the ECB’s digital euro team, you will contribute to the technical proposals for developing a digital euro and supporting its business architecture in line with functional and non-functional requirements.

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 age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

Your role

As a Market infrastructure expert business and quality analysis you will:

  • conduct business analytical work for the digital euro business and functional architecture; 
  • support the work to define the business, technical, operational, testing and security requirements for a digital euro, including its integration with other infrastructures or interactions with external systems;
  • support the evaluation and selection of potential providers for different aspects of a digital euro, according to the requirements defined; 
  • present and explain technical solutions to different internal and external stakeholders.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to work on the investigation phase of the digital euro project, contributing to the design of the future landscape of payments 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 in business administration, computer science, economics, finance, law, political science, project management, STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics), or another relevant field (click here for details on degree equivalences);
  • in addition to the above, a minimum of five years’ professional experience in the retail payments industry, in the private sector or in a central bank defining  business requirements for the implementation of IT projects for retail payments solutions, covering their design, configuration, testing and deployment to production;
  • experience in the quality assessment of providers’ offers for modern retail payment solutions;
  • knowledge of current discussions surrounding central bank digital currencies;
  • strong analytical and communication skills;
  • 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.

  • professional experience both in the private sector (in the area of payments) and in a central bank;
  • experience in communicating with multiple stakeholders from diverse backgrounds (consumers, technology providers, etc.) in a multicultural environment.

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.

You are motivated to contribute to the ECB’s mission, to serve the citizens of the EU as a member of a public institution and to work with colleagues from all over Europe. You are motivated to be part of our team and to develop and use your skills and competencies to achieve the objectives of this position.

Working modalities

We are willing to discuss part-time arrangements.

Further information

The formal title for this position will be Market Infrastructure Project Management Expert. We have two positions available to be filled with this recruitment campaign.  

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to the hiring manager, Mayte Arraez on +49 69 1344 95369  on 11 October  between 14:00 and 15:00.

Application and selection process

The recruitment process for this position will be conducted remotely. It will include a pre-recorded video interview in the pre-selection phase and – if you are invited to participate in the subsequent selection phase – a written exercise, a presentation and interviews. 

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