The European Commission is looking to hire ICT staff that can help implement open source-based office automation. The open source expertise is a small part of a larger call for new hires that was published by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) on 1 December.
The Commission wants to hire new permanent ICT staff with professional experience in open source software products related to ‘Digital Workplace, Office Automation and Mobile Computing’, EPSO writes.
New hires, who will start in early 2018, will be involved in the definition, design, implementation, operation, development and support of office automation, including open source software products.
EPSO also makes available a self-evaluation tool to determine if interested candidates are suitable for an EU career.
The deadline to apply for this procedure is noon on 10 January.
The European Union institutions regularly organise open competitions to recruit officials. In 2013, one of the competitions for new ICT staff included a question on how to switch one of the EC Directorates General to open source, for servers as well as desktops.