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Computing Technical Engineer (ERP specialist) #12185#

CERN Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire
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Computing Technical Engineer (ERP specialist) in the Finance and Administrative Processes Department (FAP), Administrative Information Systems Group (AIS).
Support and maintenance of CERN's ERP's for finance, logistics, and procurement.

You will join the FAP-AIS group which provides and supports:

Advanced tools for e-business and workflow in the purchasing, HR, financial, logistics and safety business areas. These tools are currently used by more than 15,000 users world-wide.
Tools to plan and manage resources for CERN's present and future projects and activities.
Financial & Personnel reporting tools covering budget planning, contract expenditure, distributed access to HR data and Personnel Budget Simulation.
Tools offering classical ERP functions like Finance, Purchasing, Logistics, Import/ Export, Warehouse management, Human resources, e-recruitment and Payroll.
The AIS strategy is to provide the user communities with a unique, coherent and integrated environment for all administrative applications, tools and documentation. Virtually all functionality is today provided through Web interfaces.
The different services are based on commercial off-the-shelf application packages where possible and complemented with, mainly Java-based, custom developments. All applications use the Oracle RDBMS. Server side software is deployed on Linux systems.

As a computing technical engineer, you will work in the Finance and Procurement section which supports and maintains our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and a number of in-house developed Java applications for CERN's Finance, Purchasing, and Logistics services.
As a member of this team, you will:
Implement, customize, integrate, test, and document new requirements concerning our ERP's (currently Baan and Qualiac), and design components as requested by our end users within the constrainst of the ERP's tecnical architecture.
Provide support & maintenance for those ERP's.
Stay up to date on latest software technology trends.

Qualification required
Bachelor or equivalent relevant experience in the field of computer engineering or a related field.

Experience and competencies
The experience required for this post is:
Experience in the design, implementation, maintenance, and support of application software.
Experience in database design, SQL and query optimization.
The following experience would be an advantage:
Experience of commercial ERP systems.
Experience in administrative application software development and support.
Experience of enterprise application development tools.
Practical experience of modern software engineering practices (agile).

The technical competencies required for this post are:
Programming/Software development: provide specialised 3rd line support to business specialists.
Application support: support for the end-users of our erp's.
Database/Repository design: when extending/customizing our current applications.
Technical advice and guidance: working with business specialists and computing engineers in the selection/evaluation of technical solutions.

The behavioural competencies required for this post are:
Achieving results: delivering high quality work on time and fulfilling expectations; Delivering prompt and efficient service taking into account customer needs; Having a structured and organised approach towards work; being able to set priorities and plan tasks with results in mind.
Solving problems: producing workable and timely solutions that meet requirements; Identifying, defining and assessing problems, taking action to address them; Adopting a pragmatic approach; understanding the value of adopting generic rather than `gold -plated' technical solutions.
Working in teams: building and maintaining constructive and effective work relationships; Working well in groups and readily fitting into a team; participating fully and taking an active role in team activities; Sharing and letting others participate in own work/project; encouraging team development.
Working in the interest of the Organization: behaving consistently with CERN's values and goals; Focusing on the broader picture; being able to set aside individual or team needs in the interest of the Organization; Giving personal best in all activities.
Learning and sharing knowledge: keeping up-to-date with developments in own field of expertise and readily absorbing new information; Sharing knowledge and expertise freely and willingly with others; coaching others to ensure knowledge transfer; Actively pursuing own personal and professional development.

The language competencies required are:
English or French: spoken and written with the ability to draw up technical texts. The ability to understand and speak the other language in professional contexts would be an advantage.

Eligibility conditions
Employing a diverse and international workforce is a CERN core value and central to our success. We welcome applications from all Member States irrespective of gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or personal situation.

This vacancy will be filled as soon as possible, and applications should normally reach us no later than 31.01.2017.

By applying here, you allow CERN to consider your application for any position it considers relevant with respect to your profile. Please ensure you update your profile regularly with any relevant information and that you inform the recruitment service if you wish your file to be removed from the database.

Note on Employment Conditions
We offer a limited-duration contract for a period of 5 years. Limited-duration contracts shall terminate by default on their date of expiry.
Subject to certain conditions, holders of limited-duration contracts may apply for an indefinite position.

This function requires:
Work during nights, Sundays and official holidays, when required by the needs of the Organization.