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Cronos International - Database / Application Administrator (European Commission)


  • Troubleshoot complex issues escalated by Level 1 that involve dealing with Java and PL/SQL code.
  • Debug software code and in particular Java applications; fix software code
  • Troubleshoot complex installations of a multi-Node piece of software
  • Giving feedback to the development teams about the quality and stability of the information systems
  • Providing 2nd Level remote technical support to internal and external end users.
  • Provide support to parties outside the EC in the installation of the software on a variety of platforms (WebLogic, JBoss/WildFly, Oracle, PostgreSQL).
  • Following agreed procedures, respond to requests for assistance by providing information to enable users to resolve their problems.
  • Maintaining accurate records of all issues with resolution and contact details.
  • Installation and routine maintenance of above mentioned system
  • Make continual improvements to procedures and documentation.
  • Providing an effective interface between users and service providers supplying all necessary diagnostic information according to procedures
  • Ensuring technical queries not progressing are escalated
  • Proactively monitor the systems and resolve issue before affecting the end users
  • Participation in technical working groups, progress meetings and meetings with the users
  • Quality Management on incident, problem, change
  • Application installation, configuration and management
  • Database installation, configuration and administration
  • Database monitoring and tuning
  • Monitoring of application usage and performance
  • Access management
  • Writing of database or application procedures manuals, including disaster recovery plans.
  • Database / application incident management
  • Coordination of database and application support


Education and technical expertise

  • Good knowledge of application servers and particularly Oracle WebLogic, WildFly
  • Good knowledge of DBMS administration
  • Good knowledge of Oracle DBMS
  • Good knowledge of SQL and particularly PL-SQL
  • Experience with ITIL or similar methodologies
  • Experience in user support
  • Ability to participate in multi-lingual meetings, ease of communication.
  • Capability of integration in an international/multi-cultural environment, rapid self-starting capability and experience in working in team.
  • Able to cope with the fast changing technologies
  • Specific expertise:
    • At least 12 years working experience as second or third line support or on software development
    • At least a well-balanced 12 years working experience in the development and conception of applications, and in particular in the following items:
      • Development and conception of applications with the DG Mare technology stack (see below)
      • 2nd or 3rd line support, including Proven knowledge in end user assistance and support of
  • Information systems:
    • Be solution oriented, trying to provide the best solution at the 2nd level support
    • Strong communication skills, including drafting skills and the ability to team work
    • Critical thinking
    • Dynamic, able to understand others points of view and elaborate on them to find common grounds
    • Ability to cope with fast changing technologies used in application developments
  • Knowledge in one of the following areas is an additional plus:
    • Experience with ITIL support framework
    • Cloud, in particular incident management of Cloud ready applications
  • Apache Maven
  • Apache Camel
  • X.509 certificates
  • Languages:
    • The consultants have to be fluent in English. Any other EU language is an asset
    • Documents will be written in English

Company description

CRONOS International is since October 2005 the company of the CRONOS group specialized in delivering ICT services to private and public International Organizations. By creating a distinct organization, CRONOS wants to emphasize the additional components that characterize international organizations, such as multilinguism, different cultures, more complex decisions processes and so on.
Ever since its inception, CRONOS has demonstrated an extraordinary growth, both in revenue and staff numbers.
CRONOS' ability to swiftly adapt to the ever-changing market demands made it the most preferred technology partner for many companies on the lookout for high quality ICT solutions.
A thorough understanding of customers' needs and a continuous quest for innovation, combined with a consistent but flexible attitude towards excellence, paved the way to rapid growth and success.

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