Web and Technology Development Officer

Frascati, Italy, ESA [12485-24025]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology Telecommunications Engineering
Job type

About this job

ESA is looking for a Web and Technology Development Officer.

ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. For this purpose, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged.



  • ensuring the continuity of the various ESA Corporate communication channels (e.g. ESA Portal, Space in Images, Space in Videos, blogs, intranet portal) and related services (e.g. search engine, email subscription, analytics) in terms of development, implementation, maintenance and security by selecting and managing in-house and/or external support contracts with regard to infrastructure, CMS-related development/maintenance and web/mobile applications;
  • ensuring the continuity of ESA video distribution by selecting and managing external support contracts with regard to the implementation and maintenance of:
    • the online platform for ESA video distribution for both the general public and professional audiences; the dedicated interface for any request for ESA videos, in particular from professional audiences (e.g. broadcasters, documentary makers);
    • the online and offline archiving of ESA videos;
  • managing the development, implementation and maintenance of a communication channel dedicated to the distribution of live content (ESA Web TV) by selecting in-house and/or external support contracts with regard to infrastructure, equipment, software development, play-out automation, media asset management and streaming services;
  • managing any contracts in place and new ones with regard to the day-to-day operation of the services, equipment and/or software falling under the responsibility of this post;
  • managing the definition, implementation and maintenance of IT solutions for the Office and Department with regard to system administration, maintenance and security;
  • proposing and managing the implementation of innovative IT solutions with regard to automatic content distribution, statistical tools (and associated monitoring), online forms, search engine optimisation, etc.; 
  • supporting the Head of Office with regard to the timely publication of editorial and multimedia content via any of the ESA online communication channels;
  • providing technical support to the Department when required and providing, on its behalf, the technical interface with the IT Department and Security Office (in particular ESACERT).


Technical competencies
State-of-the-art knowledge in area of responsibility at required level
Knowledge of ESA Communication existing publishing systems
Knowledge of computerized systems
Experience in managing complex IT related projects
Experience in selecting and managing external support contracts
A Master’s degree in computer science is required for this post
Additional requirements
You should also have:

  • demonstrated ability and experience in managing complex Communication IT-related projects;
  • an excellent knowledge of computerised systems;
  • knowledge of relevant ESA corporate applications and ESA Information Technology Department processes and workflows will be considered an asset;
  • familiarity with existing Communication Department publishing systems will be highly relevant to this post;
  • the capacity to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines.

For a complete job description, click on “apply”.
The closing date for applications is 13 August 2021.
At the Agency we value diversity and we welcome people with disabilities. Whenever possible, we seek to accommodate individuals with disabilities by providing the necessary support at the workplace. The Human Resources Department can also provide assistance during the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss this further please contact us at contact.human.resources@esa.int.
Please note that applications are only considered from nationals of one of the following States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia.
We offer
The European Space Agency (ESA) is an equal opportunities employer that offers competitive salaries exempt from national income tax and excellent employment conditions, such as allowances for expatriates and relocation support. For more information: http://www.esa.int/About_Us/Careers_at_ESA
About us
We are the European Space Agency. Our mission is the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of everyone. We watch over Earth, develop and launch inspiring and unique space projects, train astronauts and push the boundaries of science and technology, seeking answers to the big questions about the Universe. We are a family of scientists, engineers and business professionals from all over Europe working together in a diverse and multinational environment. We are dedicated to united space in Europe and united Europe in space. Learn more: http://www.esa.int/

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