2020 Graduate Programme (Cybersecurity and Data Science)

2020 Graduate Programme (Cybersecurity and Data Science)


Are you a soon-to-be graduate of a bachelor’s or master’s programme in computer/data science, engineering or a related quantitative field? Do you have an interest in the practical applications of modern security technologies?

Based in the heart of Europe, our cybersecurity and data science graduate programme offers practical project experience for up to 11 months. You will work on complex business-driven projects and problems designed to stretch your capabilities while using a range of state-of-the-art technologies to find solutions.

Specifically, we have an advanced cyber-threat intrusion analysis capability that we are continuously improving with new use cases. Using machine-learning models running on our big data platform, we can detect anomalous events in large volumes of disparate data (log) sources that we receive and monitor. The aim is to provide new advanced cyber-threat detection approaches to safeguard the integrity of our data and technology platforms.

You will work closely with our Security Operations Centre (SOC) team to identify new cybersecurity monitoring use cases. You will use techniques such as statistical methods, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to evaluate network/computer activity trends to uncover anomalous (eg malicious) system activity.

You will work with top experts from around the world and be part of a stimulating organisational culture characterised by effective collaboration, high-quality output and attention to detail. You will enjoy exposure to ideas and projects beyond your immediate specialty and will play a valuable part in supporting the wider central banking community. Joining us is not just about launching your international career; it is about doing meaningful work for the public good and serving the global community.

Programme duration:   up to 11 months Programme Location:   Basel, Switzerland Start date:   October 2020

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree completed between 2018 and 2020
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Interest in cybersecurity or data science and the application of new technologies relevant for the field
  • Experience in big data analysis on Hadoop, machine learning or artificial intelligence, gained, for example, in the context of the bachelor’s or master’s thesis/project

What we offer

We offer a unique, highly rewarding, international working environment that gives you exposure to a range of state-of-the-art technologies. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities. This is your opportunity to work in an international environment alongside colleagues from more than 60 countries.

If you are selected, you will receive a contract for up to 11 months (non-renewable). You will receive a competitive salary net of Swiss income tax, health insurance, return travel and accommodation in Basel.

Application process

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter setting out your motivation for joining the programme and specific areas of interest that are relevant to the programme. Please also provide us with the names and email addresses of two referees that we may contact at the appropriate time.

Application Closing Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019 (5pm CEST).

Software Engineer for data distribution and storage

Software Engineer for data distribution and storage

Job Description


Work with us to extend the data transfer system of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) which connects CERN with its international partners. CERN is the birthplace of the World Wide Web and one of the world leading laboratories for particle physics. Join the Storage Group in CERN’s IT Department as a Software Engineer for a unique challenge as the next step in your career. CERN, take part!

CERN’s Storage Group is responsible for enabling data access for the laboratory and most notably to archive, long-term preserve and distribute LHC data to a worldwide scientific community. Today we operate a heterogeneous disk/tape system, with several large EOS disk farms and a Ceph infrastructure. In total the group handles more than 300 petabytes of data across about 2,000 data servers (60,000 disks) and 35,000 high-capacity tapes. CERN’s storage systems are continuously evolved to adapt to changing user’s needs with respect to functionality and performance and to further reduce their operational costs at CERN and its partner institutions.

More information on the IT Department is at: http://cern.ch/it.


The selected candidate will join the activities of the Analytics and Design (AD) section of the Storage (ST) group. As a Software Engineer for data distribution and storage, you will:

  • Develop the data transfer system implementation for CERN and WLCG experiments.
  • Support the data transfer services (user support and incident response) including the participation of on- call duties.
  • Maintain/improve service documentation (procedures, regular reports, incident analysis and user documentation) together with other members of the AD section.
  • Contribute actively to the evolution of the CERN data management services (service evolution, service or data migration).


Master’s degree or equivalent relevant experience in the field of software engineering or a related field.


The candidate should have demonstrated practical experience in at least some of the following areas:

  • In-depth experience in Object-oriented software design on Linux and implementation in C++.
  • Practical experience with development, testing and debugging of distributed systems.
  • Practical experience with scripting in Python.
The following additional experience would be an asset:
  • Distributed trust systems and public key infrastructures.
  • Current networking and storage technologies such as software defined networking and distributed/cloud storage systems.
  • Database development (with MySQL or similar).
  • Cluster-wide configuration and deployment tools such as Puppet, Docker/Kubernetes.

Language skills:

Good knowledge of English is required; ability to draw-up technical specifications and/or scientific reports and to make oral presentations. Basic knowledge of French or an undertaking to acquire it rapidly.

Closing date for applications: 13 October 2019

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Associate Information Systems Officer

Associate Information Systems Officer (SAP HCM-PY-OM), P2


The scope of work of this position includes the corresponding modules as implemented in the Umoja solution, such as Payroll, Personnel Administration, Time Management, Organizational Management and Benefits as well as the related Employee and Manager Self-Service. This new post will serve to further reinforce the Project’s autonomous capacity in the context of the Project’s work plan for Continuous improvements during 2019 and beyond, with a focus on HCM-related processes.

Within delegated authority, the Associate Information Systems Officer is responsible for the following duties:


– Assists in the design and development of new system functionality in the scope of SAP HCM, PY and OM modules. – Undertakes analysis of user requirements and develop enhancements and new feature for the same. – Supports the enhancement and/or modification of interfaces of the Umoja SAP system with other systems, both external and internal (ICSC, Pension Fund, Inspira, etc.). – Supports the ongoing adjustment to the configuration of HCM, PY and OM modules of the Umoja solution. – Assists in the design, development and testing of data models in SAP HANA that are required to build reports in the scope of SAP HCM, PY and OM Modules. – Assists in the design, development and testing of SAP FIORI applications in respect of the scope of functionality and end-user requirements for SAP HCM, PY and OM Modules. – Undertakes rigorous testing of the new features in SAP HCM, PY and OM modules. – Develops Automated Test cases using standard SAP tools. – Undertakes Integration testing with other SAP modules (such as FI, FM, Treasury, etc.).


– Provides Tier 3 support for Umoja NPO HCM, PY and OM modules and implementing system changes/upgrades. – Troubleshoots/Debugs SAP code to identify issues and follows up with the software vendor to ensure effective and timely incident resolution. – Participates in preparing detailed user requirements and other functional specifications for SAP HCM, PY and OM, and also updates corresponding Business Design Documents (BDD) accordingly. – Participates in developing and maintaining project plans and schedules and provides Quality Assurance for all project deliverables. – Assists users in Acceptance Testing. – Assists and work closely with the Umoja Security team in creating relevant Authorization Objects, Enterprise Roles, etc.

3. TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION and USER TRAINING: – Prepares, updates and maintains system’s documentation and related technical/procedural manuals. – Drafts training materials and conducts training sessions and demonstrations of systems for users.

4. Performs other ad-hoc duties as required.


Professionalism: Knowledge of SAP HCM, Payroll and OM solutions. Knowledge of basic systems analysis and design techniques, testing, debugging and documentation standards, database design, storage and internal systems. Knowledge of Database and Data analysis. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; Shows willingness to learn new technology.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems or related field. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in SAP HCM modules (particularly Payroll and OM) is desirable.

A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination(YPP)/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of the enterprise information systems is required.

Experience in system analysis, process and workflow design, programming as well as configuration for HCM, Payroll and OM solutions in an SAP NPO ERP environment is desirable.

Experience in Business Intelligence is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Application procedure

Deadline for applications is 13 October 2019.

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Identity Management Engineer

Identity Management Engineer,

Access Control and IT Sourcing Section, End-User Services Division, Information Technology Department, Directorate of Internal Services.


Reporting to the Head of Section, the postholder is responsible for the Identity and Access Management system.

Duties include:

  • ensuring the service is aligned with the business need, managing the Identity and Access Management system lifecycle in conjunction with an operations team,
  • contributing to the configuration and monitoring of Identity and Access Management applications to ensure an optimised, stable  environment,
  • performing data correlation, normalisation and building cohesive identity and access data models for large enterprises,
  • working with internal/external teams to implement IT governance and change management processes to address new functionalities or requirements and resolve recurring operational issues in line with OLAs and SLAs,
  • administering identity and security access for user and functional accounts,
  • resolving account management, user access, connectivity and support issues,
  • following established security policy, procedures and controls to ensure audit compliance,
  • managing proper data owners for access control,
  • creating and updating internal process documentation to ensure alignment with policies and procedures.
Technical competencies
Business intelligence tool
Data mining
Data modelling and database design
IT business process design
Knowledge of SAP solutions
Security auditing standards
Service automation
Behavioural competencies
Customer Focus
Responsible Decision-Making
Relationship Management
Problem Solving
Systems & Broader Business Thinking

Applicants should have a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in IT engineering or in business & administration with a solid work background in the disciplines related to these tasks.

Additional requirements
  • 5+ years’ demonstrated experience in administering Identity and Access management systems including enterprise architecture, platforms, policies, procedures
  • in-depth SAP experience particularly on CUA systems
  • work experience using the IBM IGI tool is an asset
  • certification in at least one mainstream Identity and Access management tool is an advantage
  • experience in business process analysis and automation
  • database knowledge
  • ability to work collaboratively to deliver changes to Identity and Access management systems, tools, documents
  • strong teamwork skills, ability to communicate effectively with technical and business users
  • ability to recognise and focus on critical issues, balance multiple tasks, respond to competing needs within the organisation.

Closing date for applications, 26 September 2019.

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