ICT Security Architect en Europol

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ICT Security Architect (AD7) at EUROPOL

Place of employment: Europol Headquarter, The Hague, the Netherlands
Business Area: C1 ICT
Team: C14-AE ICT Solution Architecture & Engineering Coordination
Schedule Type: Full Time
Work Hours: 40 Hours per Week


Europol is a young and growing organisation that became an EU agency in 2010. It is constantly looking for creative, self-reliant and energetic employees, who are up to the challenges involved in international crime-fighting, to work in its state-of-the-art headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands. Working in close-knit teams, our specialists use their expertise and our cutting-edge technology to support investigations into serious organised crime and terrorism within and outside the EU. 

Equal opportunity 
Employment at Europol is open to nationals of EU Member States. There is no nationality quota system in operation, but Europol is striving for a broad range of nationalities in order to keep a well-balanced geographical distribution among its staff members. Applications from female candidates are particularly encouraged.


The successful applicant will have to carry out the following main duties (not exhaustive list):
  • Produce, maintain and disseminate guidance documents in the area of security and compliance related solutions’ design and implementation, contributing to the definition and dissemination of security standards;
  • Produce, maintain and disseminate security architecture and design artefacts related to specific ICT solutions; 
  • Contribute to the definition and maintenance of the ICT Solution Portfolio and its roadmap;
  • Contribute to the definition and maintenance of ICT strategy artefacts; 
  • Monitor new promising technologies and analyse their applicability to Europol;
  • Support security and/or infrastructure engineering teams in the definition and maintenance of solution design roles in IT development projects.
  • Liaise with security and compliance organizations external to ICT, gathering requirements, managing the relationship and expectations for work and bringing into ICT specific demand to be addressed in solutions or procedures;
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the Line Manager.


  • Be a national of one of the Member States of the European Union and enjoy full rights as a citizen; 
  • Produce evidence of knowledge of 2 EU languages (one -C2 level, the other -at least B1 level) 

  • Have a university degree of 4 years or more; 
  • Have a university degree of at least 3 years and appropriate professional experience of at least one year

  • In addition to the above at least 6 years of relevant professional work experience gained after the award of the diploma.


a. Professional experience - Essential (not exhaustive list)

  • In processes and methods of an established solution architecture function, involved in security architecture definition and specification and in providing architecture supervision and support to ICT delivery projects;
  • In applying security architecture frameworks: extensive experience in applying well recognised enterprise architecture frameworks and information security management standards;
  • In Architecture Modelling: in the conceptualisation, modelling and visualisation of security architecture models; 
  • In the majority of the following domain areas: 
    • Authentication and authorisation methodologies (including Identity and access management); 
    • Use of encryption technologies (including high assurance crypto solutions); 
    • Network architectures and security (including firewalls, host and network intrusion prevention, detection, etc.); 
    • Communications security;
    • Internet security controls and best practices; 
    • Application security (including application gateways and secure session management); 
    • Vulnerability assessment and security compliance solutions; 
    • Data centre security controls design; 
    • Security controls in storage solutions design; 
    • Security controls in server and client virtualisation solutions.

Detailed information on the selection procedure, including the appeal procedure is available in the Europol Recruitment Guidelines, which can be found at https://www.europol.europa.eu /  

The basic monthly salary is EUR 5937.01(step 1) or EUR 6186.49(step 2).

In addition, if applicable, allowances such as expatriation allowance, household allowance, dependent child and education allowance may be granted. Europol offers a comprehensive welfare package comprising additional benefits such as medical insurance, unemployment and invalidity allowance as well as a pension scheme. Salaries are subject to a community tax but exempt from national taxation.


Engagement for this position is subject to the successful completion of a probationary period of 9 months. 

The requested level of Security Clearance for this post is: CONFIDENTIAL UE/EU CONFIDENTIAL.

The successful candidate will be recruited as Temporary Agent AD7 pursuant to Article 2 (f) of CEOS, for a period of 5 years (full-time – 40 hours a week). The contract may be renewed once for a period of 4 years. Only in highly exceptional cases, Europol grants third contracts of an indefinite nature.  

For further information on terms and conditions please consult the EC Staff Regulations which are available at https://www.europol.europa.eu


Deadline for application: 15 February 2017
Recruitment procedure: March-April 2017
Starting date of employment: as soon as possible

Please refer to the Europol Recruitment Guidelines available at https://www.europol.europa.eu/ for further details on the application process and the selection procedure, as well on all responsibilities, eligibility and selection criteria. 

For further details on the application process please call +31 (0) 70 353 1583 or +31 (0) 70 353 1298. You may also contact us by email: C52@europol.europa.eu  

Expiration Date: 15/02/2017

Please click on the "Apply" button to complete your application. 
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