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Application Lead

Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium


The successful candidate will work full time at ENTSO-E offices in Brussels and will be required to be based in Belgium, where a hybrid working environment will be offered. S/he will work within the ICT Solutions section, reporting to Electricity System Coordination Domain Manager.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and maintenance of near real time system and its evolutions by supporting all phases of software development lifecycle, managing the different service providers, and coordinating testing.

Travelling might be required in Europe.


The TSOs have agreed that ENTSO-E in the first step will develop, own and maintain the ENTSO-E near real time data exchange system aiming at improving the coordination of system operation and providing equal real time information displays to all TSOs in order to ensure a common system state overview of the transmission system for the TSOs.

The operation of the near real time data exchange system started in 2013, after having completed the connection of TSOs and the deployment. The application installation itself has significant operational and financial value and is owned by the association on behalf of the TSOs. The system also meets the requirements of COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2017/1485 as a common network operation tool to ensure coordination of network operation in normal and emergency conditions.


  • Manage, monitor, and coordinate the topics and/or applications you will be responsible for. This includes IT/OT development projects including but not limited to:

    1. WAMS data integration;

    2. Data streaming pilot;

    3. SCADA system upgrade;

    4. Integration of Balancing Platform data.

  • Act as subject matter or IT expert and accountable for the near real time system and associated business application(s) and associate services, including IT requirements and evolution, security, quality, performance, and operability;

  • Strong willingness to understand the business side of assigned topics, to analyse, review, and update IT requirements from the functional & non-functional requirements;

  • Analyses and translates business/functional requirements into concrete tasks for third-party developers/providers;

  • Follows up on application security, risk and other incidents when needed, in coordination with Application Security Centre;

  • Day to day management of issues reported by users related to business applications;

  • Organizing, coordinating and participating in tests of functionalities developed to ensure business requirements are met;

  • Supporting the process of defects resolution by reporting defects, aligning on the necessary corrective steps, proposing improvements, status monitoring, testing and ensuring the quality of defect resolutions.


  • High school or University degree in IT or electrical engineering;

  • Knowledge and experience with SCADA/EMS in the power system or electric utilities business. An additional experience in WAMS will be considered as a strong advantage;

  • Knowledge and experience with network communication and protocols for real-time systems (ICCP, IEC 104,…);

  • Experience in cybersecurity will be considered as an advantage;

  • Experience in TSO industry, in control room environment, will be considered as an advantage;

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English;

  • Strong organization and planning skills;

  • Strong analytical skills and structured problem solving;

  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team setting with competing deadlines;

  • Good project management skills: ITIL certified or equivalent experience ; Knowledge of Prince2 or PMP is an advantage;

  • Understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SSDLC), Agile & Waterfall methodologies;

  • Familiar with SharePoint, Jira and Teams;

  • Knowledge and experience with requirements specification, use case development, process flow diagrams.


We are a dynamic European association based in Brussels and are delighted to offer you the opportunity to work for ENTSO-E on truly exciting projects focused on the decarbonisation of the electricity sector. With us, you will contribute to building the world’s largest integrated electricity market – impacting not only those in the energy sector but also Europe’s overall economy, today and in the future.

You will work in a truly multi-cultural environment, with colleagues from over 30 different nationalities.

Our people are the heart of our association. We offer a broad range of training and development, to make sure our employees continue to develop.

We offer market competitive compensation and benefit package, with excellent insurance coverage for you and dependent family members (such as hospitalization, supplemental medical plan). You will benefit from group insurance and travel insurance. You have the opportunity to participate in a Flexible Benefits Plan to choose for those benefits that create the best value for you.

We value work life balance. We offer a maximum of flexibility enabling to have a good balance between remote working and engaging physically with colleagues.

If you want to play a role in creating a sustainable world, then ENTSO-E is the place for you!


Please submit your complete application consisting of a curriculum vitae and a motivational letter on the ENTSO-E career site. Replies will be dealt with swiftly and in strictest confidence.

ENTSO-E is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion or political beliefs!
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