IT Architecture Specialists - Information Systems

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Information Systems
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General Information

Type of contract Fixed-term contract, which may be extended subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Who can apply? EU nationals

Salary E/F (bracket 1 - step 1) full time monthly net salary: €4,611 plus benefits, for further information see what we offer.

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 31.05.2023

Your team

You will be part of the Directorate General Information Systems. Our Directorate General comprises around 300 members of staff who provide innovative, flexible and secure IT solutions to enable staff of the ECB and the Eurosystem/European System of Central Banks (ESCB) to carry out their daily tasks. We are currently working on our journey to the cloud and the digitalisation of processes throughout the organisation.

In your role as an IT Architecture Specialist you will be part of a team of IT professionals working with other IT staff and colleagues from other business areas on a diverse set of tasks, including, for example, the design of data warehouses and other IT systems, cloud implementations and the management of ECB operations. 

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 an IT Architecture Specialist you will:

  • assess the analytical requirements of our business users and translate them into data models and technical specifications for analytical systems;
  • design and maintain data integration processes for various data sources that ensure data quality and integrity;
  • continuously monitor and optimise our analytical systems and adapt them to changing business needs;
  • develop and manage data-driven architectural blueprints, models, designs and other related artifacts;
  • define and manage architecture artifacts and models in the ECB’s architecture information repository;
  • engage and collaborate with end users and business area representatives to develop application architectures;
  • perform hands-on development of prototypes and proofs of concept using a large variety of technologies; 
  • participate in the creation and evolution of architectural and design strategies for the ECB and the ESCB;
  • represent the team and the ECB in international fora.

The position offers you excellent opportunities to contribute to the digitalisation of the ECB using modern technologies and delivery models. 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 bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science, information systems, economics, statistics or another relevant field (see How you can join us for details on degree equivalences);
  • in addition to the above, a minimum of two years’ experience in the field of information technology, either in data warehouse solutions or in IT architecture; 
  • strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • strong communication and collaboration 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.


  • experience working with design thinking methodology;
  • experience with professional modelling or design tools such as ARIS;
  • knowledge of SQL, ETL processes, data modelling or data quality analysis;
  • experience with public cloud concepts and cloud solution design;
  • experience with data platforms such as Oracle Exadata or Cloudera;
  • familiarity with data visualisation tools such as Tableau or Power BI.

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 be part of our team and to develop and use your skills and competencies to achieve the aims of this position.

Working modalities

We would be happy to discuss a part-time arrangement for this role.

Further information

The contract offered will be fixed-term, the appointment being initially for 18 months as of the exact starting date of the selected person. Temporary appointments may be extended or made permanent subject to organisational needs and budgetary constraints. This may result in a staff member with a non-convertible fixed-term contract being offered a convertible contract in accordance with the ECB Conditions of Employment.

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to the hiring manager, Dirk Ruespeler, on +49 (0) 69 1344 8822 between 13.30 and 15.00 on Wednesday 17 May.

Application and selection process

The recruitment process for these positions will be conducted remotely. It will include a written exercise, a presentation and an interview. 

If you are not selected for these positions but are still considered suitable, you will be placed on a reserve list (see step 4 of How we hire), from which you might be considered for similar positions within the ECB.

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