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Open position at AnaEE-ERIC - IT Engineer

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From March 9, 2024 to March 31, 2024

Open position at AnaEE-ERIC - IT Engineer
For its headquarters, located at Gif-sur-Yvette, near Paris (France).

Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems, European Research Infrastructure Consortium (AnaEE-ERIC), is a research organization dedicated to understanding the complex dynamics of ecosystems in response to the global change drivers on terrestrial and aquatic continental ecosystems across Europe.
Our versatile network of facilities enables researchers to simulate various environmental drivers, including land-use changes, pollution, and extreme events like droughts and heatwaves. By providing access to experimental, analytical, and modelling platforms, we empower research teams to explore ecosystem functions and services.
Through our efforts, we aim to offer valuable insights and recommendations to stakeholders such as agriculture, industry, policymakers, and NGOs, helping them mitigate and adapt to anthropogenic changes.
AnaEE-ERIC is an intergovernmental research organization established under the European Council (EC) regulation 723/2009 on the community legal framework for European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) legal status. For more information about AnaEE-ERIC, visit .

AnaEE-ERIC oversees the development of the catalogue of research services for several European large research infrastructure projects such as Microbial services addressing climate change risks for biodiversity and for agricultural and forestry ecosystems: enabling curiosity-driven research and advancing frontier knowledge (Microbes4Climate), Integrated Research Infrastructure for Climate Change Risks (IRISCC), and Services for the Agroecological transition (AgroServ).

The contract will be bound to the completion of the projects, expected by the end of the first quarter 2029.
The IT engineer candidate will oversee the analysis of the scientific user needs, of the infrastructure manager needs, and of the exchanges with the teams that are participating to these projects. She/he will assess the adequation of the software currently used and developed by the CNRS to the needs and requirements of these projects, and she/he will prepare the functional and technical requirements for the developments of new versions of the software suite, considering the need for a friendly and efficient user interface.

She/He will participate to the development, testing and deployment of the software. It is expected that being in an interdisciplinary research environment she/he participates to the discussions, contribute with new solutions, possibly proposed by other teams especially for the queries to the data base, and to the sustainability of the software for its adaptation to new projects. The IT engineer will work in close relationship with the CNRS team in charge of the development of the software.

The main duties of the IT engineer include:

  • Contribute to the work package and collaboration discussions, including possible representation of AnaEE-ERIC.
  • Analyse the needs of the installation managers and of the scientific users.
  • Prepare and maintain a functional and technical requirement documents.
  • Prepare and maintain other documents required or in use in the project, such as deliverable, guidelines, etc.
  • Analyse the current solution and its adequation to the needs, propose possible evolutions.
  • In close collaboration with the team already in charge of the development propose new solutions, evolutions, etc.
  • Identify enhancements and new avenues, for managing, querying, and using the system, APIs, proposal system for complex projects, etc., for possible future developments.
  • In close collaboration with the team already in charge of the development contribute to the development and implementation of these solutions,
  • Testing, commissioning, and deployment of the software, including follow-up of users.
  • ·Interface between the EU project teams and the software development team.
  • Contribute to the training of the users/managers.
  • Contribute to the communication and outreach about the software, in liaison with the communication officer.


  • At least an engineering degree or equivalent in information technologies, or similar.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience, preferably in large research project teams.
  • Capacity to communicate concise and clear information.
  • Knowledge of the legal and ethical framework, including the GDPR.
  • Excellent written and spoken English (CEFR level C2).
  • Full command of Microsoft office or equivalent.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Self-starter and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, especially in an international environment,
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities,
  • Experience in managing teams, budget and deadlines,
  • The position requires travelling in Europe.

Advanced knowledge of:

  • the methodology of project management,
  • the architecture and development of information and communication systems
  • software development systems, advanced programming languages.
  • methods of risk analysis.
  • methods of quality, testing, etc.
  • security of information and communication technologies.

The knowledge of a second language spoken in the EU will be an asset.


This position will be under the hierarchical responsibility of the Director General of AnaEE-ERIC. It will be a contract bound to the completion of the project Microbes4Climate and IRISCC, expected by the end of the first quarter 2029 (“CDI de chantier” according to the French law), with a probation period of 4 months, renewable.

  • Overtime may be needed to meet deadlines.
  • Up to two days of remote work are allowed per week.
  • A benefit package will be offered including a comprehensive health insurance, pension liability, public transportation subsidies, Ticket Restaurant.
  • A relocation package will be offered when appropriate, according to the existing rules in AnaEE-ERIC, and compliant with the French law.

AnaEE-ERIC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from any country and will examines the applications regardless of gender, disability, or supposed minority status.

To apply: send a CV, cover letter, with the name, function, and email of 2 (max. 3) reference persons, last degree obtained, supporting information and documents to (admin[at]anaee[dot]eu).
For any information, please, contact us.
Deadline: 31 March 2024, however applications may be examined before the deadline.
Anticipated start of work: as soon as possible.
Eligibility notice: non-EU nationals should have a valid full-time work permit for France at the date of their application or in position to get it before 30 April 2024.


From March 9, 2024 to March 31, 2024

Submitted on March 12, 2024

Updated on March 12, 2024