Traineeship in web development in the Directorate General Communications


General Information

Type of contract Traineeship

Who can apply? EU nationals eligible for our traineeship programme

Grant The trainee grant is €1,170 per month plus an accommodation allowance (see further information section)

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 13.09.2021

Your team

You will be part of the Web and Digital Division in the Directorate General Communications. The Division develops the digital strategy for the ECB, including its banking supervision activities. Our work includes designing and maintaining the ECB’s external websites and audiovisual tools. We produce content for the website, manage the ECB’s presence in social media and produce digital publications. 

We are currently working on a wide range of communications projects and initiatives designed to make the ECB even more accessible to different audiences.

Your focus will be on front-end development. We use a wide range of technologies, from plain JavaScript where loading times are critical to Angular and other frameworks for more complex tasks. Furthermore, there will be opportunities for you to work on the back end and develop skills helping you become a full-stack developer.

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 trainee in web development you will:
  • contribute to the development and enhancement of the front end of the European Central Bank, ECB Banking Supervision and European Systemic Risk Board websites and of the ECB’s customised content management system (CMS); 
  • use technologies such as JavaScript, Sass (CSS), Angular and Bootstrap; 
  • have opportunities to work on the back end of the CMS, use PHP, SQL and complex data structures, as well as perform unit tests;
  • resolve issues with the websites encountered by internal or external users;
  • collaborate with other teams across the bank, understand their needs and translate them into requirements to be implemented;
  • document and/or code processes.

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 higher in (computer) science, engineering, business informatics or another technology-related field;
  • a background in web development and knowledge of the latest trends;
  • experience in Angular, Sass or other front-end frameworks;
  • a good knowledge of the MS Office package;
  • 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 creating your own CMS;
  • knowledge of automation tools, cloud technologies or software delivery tools (e.g. JIRA, GitLab and Jenkins);
  • experience working with communication or collaboration solutions (e.g. Confluence, MS Teams, Cisco WebEx, Miro or wikis);
  • experience in an international environment, including as a student;
  • knowledge of Agile development and DevOps delivery methods.

You are curious and eager to learn and want to further develop your ability to analyse complex information. You are keen to collaborate with others, pursue team goals and learn from other people’s diverse perspectives. You strive to know and anticipate stakeholder needs and will signal any need for change and propose alternative solutions.

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

Further information

Traineeship of six months, with the possibility of a six-month extension based on performance.

For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can speak to the hiring manager, Paolo Ferrari, on +49 152 22518385.

Application and selection process

Further information on how to join us is available on our website.

The recruitment process for this position will include a remote written exercise in the pre-selection phase and – if you are invited to participate in the subsequent selection phase – an online interview.